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U.S. strikes Afghan Taliban targets, in debut of broader role

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has carried out its first air strikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama authorized limited, offensive operations against the insurgency earlier this month, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Nepali migrants banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria 3:31pm BST

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal has banned its nationals from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria after 13 Nepali security guards were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the Afghan capital earlier this week, Labour Minister Deepak Bohara said on Friday.


U.N. refugee chief urges Pakistanis not to label Afghan refugees 'terrorists' 23 Jun 2016

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The United Nations refugee chief on Thursday urged Pakistanis not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, amid growing public calls for their deportation and worsening relations between the two neighbours.

Taliban kidnap at least 25 men from buses in Afghanistan's south 21 Jun 2016

KABUL Taliban fighters in the southern Afghan province of Helmand stopped vehicles and detained at least 25 people, officials said on Tuesday, as the insurgents continued a series of abductions on Afghanistan's highways over the past few weeks.


Bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan 20 Jun 2016

KABUL More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 who died when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security guards working at the Canadian embassy in Kabul, officials said. | Video


Pakistan, Afghanistan fail to reach border deal after deadly clashes 20 Jun 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan and Afghanistan failed to reach an agreement on border management in talks on Monday, officials said, after days of clashes at the border last week left four dead and thousands stranded.


Afghan lawmakers approve defence, intelligence chiefs ahead of NATO summit 20 Jun 2016

KABUL The Afghan parliament approved President Ashraf Ghani's choices for defence minister and intelligence chief on Monday, ensuring continuity in command at time when the Taliban insurgency has intensified and more U.S. troops are preparing to go home.


Disputed Afghan-Pakistan border reopens after fighting 18 Jun 2016

NANGARHAR, Afghanistan The main crossing along Afghanistan's disputed border with Pakistan reopened on Saturday after nearly a week of deadly clashes between the two countries' security forces, officials said.


Afghan police tell foreigners in Kabul to stay in or hire guards 17 Jun 2016

KABUL Police in the Afghan capital have told foreigners living outside protected compounds to travel with guards, after the kidnapping of an Indian aid worker last week added to a growing sense of insecurity in Kabul.


Truck queues back up after fighting closes Afghan-Pakistan border 16 Jun 2016

TORKHAM BORDER CROSSING, Pakistan Hundreds of trucks lined roads leading to the normally bustling Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday, with drivers increasingly frustrated at an impasse between the two countries over their disputed frontier.