Afghanistan

Two die as Muslim protesters clash with police in Afghan capital - witnesses

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Kabul - Two people were killed when violence broke out at an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday, according to witnesses, but Kabul's police chief said there were no deaths and only two injuries. | Video

Three U.S. contractors killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan 30 Jan 2015

KABUL - An Afghan soldier killed three U.S. contractors and wounded a fourth on Thursday at Kabul's military airport, an Afghan air force official said.

Three U.S. contractors killed in 'insider attack' in Afghan capital 29 Jan 2015

KABUL - An Afghan soldier killed three U.S. contractors and wounded a fourth on Thursday at Kabul's military airport, an Afghan air force official said.

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan in attacks on funeral, checkpoint 29 Jan 2015

KABUL - A suicide bomb attack on a funeral in east Afghanistan killed 16 people and injured another 39 on Thursday, a local official said, an unusually high death toll for a single bombing in a country ravaged by decades of war.

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Afghans arrest commander of group that claimed killing Swedish journalist 28 Jan 2015

(This version of the story clarifies that the Swedish mission will pass on details of investigation, not has passed on, in paragraph eight.)

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Afghan air force ascent slow, imperilling battle with Taliban 25 Jan 2015

KABUL - Afghanistan's armed forces are so short of combat-ready aircraft that, late last year, they began fitting machine guns and rockets to Russian-made Mi-17 transport helicopters, dubbed "flying tractors", to bolster their air power. | Video

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Insight - Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State with envy 21 Jan 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State (IS) for inspiration.

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Afghan parliament rejects cabinet nominees over dual citizenship 21 Jan 2015

KABUL - Afghanistan's parliament said on Wednesday it will not confirm seven out of 25 nominees to a long-awaited cabinet because they hold dual citizenship, another obstacle to President Ashraf Ghani forming a government after nearly four months in office.

Two Yemenis charged in U.S. court over alleged al Qaeda link 20 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - Two Yemeni men were charged in the United States with working with al Qaeda and conspiring to attack U.S. military forces in Afghanistan in 2008, according to a complaint unsealed on Tuesday.

Man goes on trial in Germany for helping attack on Syrian jail 20 Jan 2015

MUNICH, Germany - A German man of Afghan descent went on trial on Tuesday charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation and an accomplice to murder in Syria after participating in a jihadist attack on a prison in Aleppo.