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U.S. probe clears forces over civilian deaths in northern Afghan city


KABUL A U.S. military investigation confirmed that dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in a special forces operation near the northern city of Kunduz last year, but found troops had acted in self-defence and decided no action would be taken against them.

Afghan Taliban releases video of U.S., Australian hostages 11 Jan 2017

KABUL The Afghan Taliban released a video on Wednesday showing an Australian and an American hostage pleading with the U.S. government to negotiate with their captors and saying that unless a prisoner exchange was agreed they would be killed.


Afghan officials probe attacks as death toll rises past 50 11 Jan 2017

KABUL Afghan security officials began investigating Tuesday's attacks in the capital Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar as the death toll climbed to over 50, including five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates.


Taliban attack near Afghan parliament kills more than 30 10 Jan 2017

KABUL A Taliban suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killed more than 30 people and wounded some 70 others, as twin blasts hit a crowded area of the city during the afternoon rush hour. | Video


Migrants battle freezing temperatures and cold shoulder at Hungarian border 10 Jan 2017

HORGOS, Serbia Dozens of Asian, Afghan and Pakistani migrants, some with children, are camping out in makeshift tents in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) on Serbia's northern border, waiting their turn to try to enter Hungary.

Austria police investigate Afghans over New Year's sexual assaults 09 Jan 2017

VIENNA Austrian police are investigating six Afghan refugees over sexual attacks on 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations in the western province of Tyrol, a police officer involved with the case said on Monday.

U.S. to send 300 Marines to Afghanistan's Helmand province 08 Jan 2017

KABUL About 300 U.S. Marines will be sent to Afghanistan's Helmand province to assist Afghan security forces battling Taliban insurgents in intelligence and logistics matters, the unit's commander said over the weekend.

Wife of U.S. author missing in Afghanistan makes appeal 05 Jan 2017

ISLAMABAD The wife of an American author who disappeared on a research trip in Afghanistan more than two years ago appealed for his freedom on Thursday in a Pakistani newspaper.

Afghan minister suspended over phone tax investigation 02 Jan 2017

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani suspended his minister for telecommunications and information technology on Monday while he is investigated over a levy on mobile telephone charges, officials said.

Three migrants die in traffic accident in Serbia's south - police 29 Dec 2016

BELGRADE Three Afghan migrants died and another 11, including six children were injured in a traffic accident in southern Serbia on Thursday when a passenger car crammed with people swerved off the road and hit a safety barrier, the interior ministry said.