Gulf Times - Afghanistan
At least seven killed in Kabul car bomb blast

At least seven killed in Kabul car bomb blast

At least seven people were killed and ten wounded, including four foreigners, when a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul's morning rush hour Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016 ...

Roadside bomb kills five schoolchildren in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills five schoolchildren in Afghanistan

At least five children were killed on Saturday when a roadside bomb exploded as they were on their way to school in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, officials said.

QRCS launches second phase of Afghan edu project

QRCS launches second phase of Afghan edu project

The representative mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has launched Phase 2 of a project to back education in remote areas.

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Afghans should not misconstrue America's sudden, contentious and near-total withdrawal from parts of Syria as a precursor to a similar move in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an Afghan mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached "unacceptable" levels.

Three killed, dozens children wounded in Taliban truck blast

Three killed, dozens children wounded in Taliban truck blast

At least three people were killed and about 20 children wounded when a Taliban truck bomb detonated near a rural police station and partially destroyed a nearby religious school, Afghan officials said.

At least 30 civilians died in May US strikes in Afghanistan: UN probe

At least 30 civilians died in May US strikes in Afghanistan: UN probe

At least 30 civilians were killed when the US bombed several drug-making facilities in western Afghanistan in May, a UN agency said in a report Wednesday, though the US military immediately disputed the findings.

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election pushed their messages for the last time Wednesday as campaigning for weekend polls wrapped up amid deadly violence.

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghanistan is investigating reports that 40 civilians, including children, were killed in an airstrike during a wedding celebration in southern Helmand province, officials said Monday.

PM meets ambassadors of Jordan, China and Afghanistan

PM meets ambassadors of Jordan, China and Afghanistan

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met on Sunday with the ambassador ...

Death toll from Afghanistan bomb attack rises to 39

Death toll from Afghanistan bomb attack rises to 39

The death toll from a massive bomb attack which flattened a hospital in southern Afghanistan earlier this week has risen to at least 39, officials said Friday.