Afghan medical NGOs faced growing danger long before hospital tragedy


KABUL - The U.S. air strike in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 patients and staff at a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital wasn't the first time the escalating war has affected an aid-run medical facility. There have even been instances since.


U.S., NATO signal willingness to slow Afghan drawdown 08 Oct 2015

BRUSSELS - The United States and its NATO allies signalled a willingness on Thursday to consider slowing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, days after the Taliban's brief takeover of a provincial capital stoked concern about the strength of Afghan state forces.


Taliban leadership issues likely to delay Afghan peace talks: U.S. commander 08 Oct 2015

- Disarray within the Taliban leadership could delay peace talks with the Afghan government for a few months, but up to 70 percent of the militant group may ultimately be reconciled with Kabul, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan predicted on Thursday.

Aid group MSF to review work in Afghanistan after air strike 08 Oct 2015

KABUL - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) will review its operations in Afghanistan following last weekend's deadly U.S. air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz, officials from the international aid group said on Thursday. | Video

U.S. recommends transfer of Afghan prisoner out of Guantanamo 07 Oct 2015

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Wednesday it had cleared for release Mohammed Kamin, an Afghan man held at the Guantanamo Bay prison for foreign terrorism suspects for more than 11 years.


Obama apologises for Kunduz attack, MSF demands independent probe 07 Oct 2015

WASHINGTON/GENEVA - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologised to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime. | Video


Obama apologises to MSF for air strike on hospital - White House 07 Oct 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama telephoned the head of Medecins Sans Frontieres and apologised for a deadly air strike on the aid group's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 22 people over the weekend, the White House said on Wednesday.

Factbox - Attack on MSF hospital in Kunduz: What constitutes a war crime? 07 Oct 2015

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has accused U.S. forces of committing a "war crime" after the bombing of its hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday.


Pentagon calls Afghan hospital strike a mistake, seeks accountability 06 Oct 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military took responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, calling it a mistake and vowing to hold people accountable. | Video


Battle over Kunduz highlights risk to huge U.S. Afghan investments 06 Oct 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Taliban's brief capture of the city centre in Kunduz last weekend highlights a broader risk for billions of dollars in U.S. reconstruction investments throughout Afghanistan, the U.S. official overseeing the projects said.