Dec 2, 2014

Aid group closes Afghan office after deadly Taliban attack

The foreign aid group Partnership in Academics and Development said Monday it has closed its Kabul office after an attack by Taliban fighters killed the office’s director, his two teenage children and two Afghan citizens. Several other people were injured, the group’s international field ...

Afghan forces ill-equipped to fight

Dec 1, 2014

Afghan forces ill-equipped to fight

Afghan district police chief Ahmadullah Anwari only has enough grenades to hand out three to each checkpoint in an area of Helmand province swarming with Taliban insurgents who launch almost daily attacks on security forces. “Sometimes up to 200 Taliban attack our checkpoints and ...

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 ...

Nov 3, 2014

Suicide attack kills at least 54 in eastern Pakistan

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a Pakistani paramilitary checkpoint near the country’s eastern border with India on Sunday, killing at least 54 people in the deadliest attack to hit the country in several months, police and government officers said. The explosion hit near ...

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

Oct 27, 2014

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years and the loss of hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron but the ...

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 ...