Afghanistan

UN investigation finds corruption in Afghan police oversight division

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KABUL - A United Nations sponsored report has found that Afghanistan government officials who headed oversight of the police suppressed complaints of corruption against the force and has recommended their dismissal, according to a copy of the document seen by Reuters.  

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Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State 18 Apr 2015

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video

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Rivals row over top Afghan defence posts as Taliban goes on attack 16 Apr 2015

KABUL - Seven months after rival leaders finally agreed to share power, Afghanistan has no permanent defence minister and cannot decide who should run the army, threatening to weaken the war against Taliban militants on the offensive after foreign troops left.

Joyous Kabul girl skateboarders defy war, light up London exhibition 15 Apr 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wearing scarves under helmets that look too big for little girls' heads, and knee protectors strapped over colourful dresses, the Afghan girls on skateboards seem a world away from the insurgency battering their country.

Joyous Kabul girl skateboarders defy war, light up London exhibition 15 Apr 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wearing scarves under helmets that look too big for little girls' heads, and knee protectors strapped over colorful dresses, the Afghan girls on skateboards seem a world away from the insurgency battering their country.

Taliban overrun Afghan forces in northeast, killing 18 13 Apr 2015

KABUL - Dozens of Taliban fighters aided by foreign militants seized Afghan government checkpoints in a previously stable northeastern province, officials said on Monday as the annual spring fighting season began in the 13-year-old war.

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Clashes with Taliban take growing toll on Afghan civilians in 2015 12 Apr 2015

KABUL - Ground clashes between Afghan government forces and the Taliban claimed 8 percent more civilian casualties in the first three months of 2015, the United Nations said on Sunday, and the approaching summer could match last year's deadly record.

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Chinese demands, rebels and Buddhist ruins stall Afghan copper dream 12 Apr 2015

MES AYNAK, Afghanistan - China and Afghanistan remain deadlocked over a stalled $3 billion copper mine five months after Beijing demanded royalties be slashed by almost a half, underlining Kabul's struggles to support itself as foreign aid dries up.

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Afghan aid workers found dead; 100 students hospitalised after meal 11 Apr 2015

KABUL - Authorities in western Afghanistan are investigating whether 100 schoolboys who were hospitalised on Saturday were poisoned, police said, a day after five aid workers kidnapped by the Taliban were found dead. | Video

Suicide bombs, roadside blast kill 15 Afghan civilians 10 Apr 2015

KABUL - Suicide car bombers struck foreign vehicles in eastern Afghanistan and Kabul on Friday, killing three Afghans and wounding others, and a roadside blast killed a dozen people on their way to a wedding, officials said. | Video