Afghanistan

Afghan government bans NYT reporter from leaving country

KABUL - The Afghan attorney general's office has barred a New York Times reporter from leaving the country after the paper ran a story about ministry and palace officials discussing plans to form an interim government if an election deadlock continues.

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul - officials 19 Aug 2014

LOGAR Afghanistan - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign forces pull out of the country.

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul - officials 19 Aug 2014

LOGAR Afghanistan - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign forces pull out of the country.

Attacks on aid workers worldwide hit worst levels on record 19 Aug 2014

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of attacks on aid workers soared last year to the highest level on record, with Afghanistan the most dangerous country to be a humanitarian, a report on Tuesday said.

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As Taliban push quickens, Afghan troops ordered: take no prisoners 18 Aug 2014

KABUL - As U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the battlefield they leave behind is changing dramatically and becoming more deadly.

UK police say migrants found in shipping container are Afghan Sikhs 17 Aug 2014

LONDON - Police said on Sunday that 35 people discovered in a shipping container at a British port were Afghan Sikhs and that survivors would be questioned about how they came to be there.

Taliban hangs five in Afghanistan's Helmand as fighting rages 16 Aug 2014

LASHKAR GAH Afghanistan - The Taliban executed five people in a busy opium market in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province and left their bodies hanging overnight after accusing them of kidnapping a businessman, officials told Reuters.

ICRC says five aid workers seized in western Afghanistan 16 Aug 2014

KABUL - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Saturday that five of its Afghan staff were kidnapped by a local armed group two days ago in the western province of Herat.

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Afghanistan running out of cash as poll deadlock drags on 16 Aug 2014

KABUL - The Afghan government is running out of funds despite an influx of millions of dollars in aid as a deadlock over who won the election drives a sharp decline in revenues, already suffering from the drawdown of thousands of foreign troops.

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Afghanistan seen running out of funds as poll deadlock drags on 15 Aug 2014

KABUL - The Afghan government is running out of funds despite an influx of millions of dollars in aid as a deadlock over who won the election drives a sharp decline in revenues, already suffering from the drawdown of thousands of foreign troops.