Kabul police chief quits after Taliban attack

Dec 1, 2014

Kabul police chief quits after Taliban attack

Kabul’s police chief, Gen. Zahir Zahir, has resigned after Taliban gunmen killed three members of a South African family in the capital, while officials said Afghan forces had ousted insurgents trying to seize former U.S. and British base Camp Bastion in the south. Taliban ...

Nov 28, 2014

South Asia rivals seal power pact, but summit falls short

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region, as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress toward regional integration. The prime minister of host country Nepal said Thursday the achievements of the ...

Nov 24, 2014

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed 45 people at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least ...

Oct 24, 2014

Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan, and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The detainee was identified by the Washington Post as Irek Hamidullan. He ...

Oct 22, 2014

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hit all-time high in '13

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade, a U.S. report showed on Tuesday. Federal auditors SIGAR reported that Afghan farmers grew an unprecedented 209,000 hectares ...