Residents say Afghan forces regain most of Kunduz, some shops reopen


KABUL - Police and residents said Afghan government forces had regained control of most of the besieged city of Kunduz on Monday, and some shops in the centre of the provincial capital opened for the first time since it fell to Taliban fighters a week ago.Residents said it was the first time in eight days that they had not heard gun battles and were able to leave their homes to buy food and take stock of the damage done. | Video


Medical charity MSF demands independent probe into strike on Afghan hospital 04 Oct 2015

KABUL - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded an independent international inquiry into a suspected U.S. air strike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital it runs, branding the attack a "war crime". | Video

U.S. military says need time to probe battle near Afghan hospital 04 Oct 2015

MADRID - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged on Sunday a full, transparent investigation into whether the U.S. military could be linked to the destruction of an Afghan hospital run by aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) that killed 22 people.

Bombed Afghan hospital staff helpless as patients burned in wards 03 Oct 2015

KABUL - When the bombing started at 2:08 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Medecins Sans Frontieres compound in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the hospital staff was doing what they have been doing there for years: saving lives.

Germany wants to extend Afghanistan mission by one year - newspaper 03 Oct 2015

BERLIN - The German government wants to extend its deployment in Afghanistan for one year initially, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag cited high-ranking NATO sources as saying.

U.S. military plane crashes in Afghanistan, kills 14 02 Oct 2015

WASHINGTON - A U.S. military transport plane crashed shortly after take-off at an airfield in Afghanistan just after midnight on Friday (1930 GMT on Thursday), killing 14 people, the U.S. military said, describing the crash as an accident. | Video


Taliban hold out in northern Afghan city, district in northeast falls 02 Oct 2015

KABUL - Taliban fighters were holding out against Afghan troops in Kunduz on Friday, a day after government forces recaptured most of the northern city that had fallen to the militants in their biggest victory of a 14-year insurgency. | Video


After Kunduz rout, Afghan army and police blame each other 02 Oct 2015

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - Hungry and exhausted after being routed by Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz, Afghanistan's army and police force are blaming each other for the shambolic surrender of the provincial capital.


Afghan forces push into Taliban-held Kunduz city amid fierce clashes 01 Oct 2015

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - Afghan troops recaptured the centre of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday amid fierce clashes with Taliban militants, three days after losing the provincial capital in a humbling defeat for Kabul and its U.S. allies. | Video


Afghan refugees languish in Athens far from 'promised land' 01 Oct 2015

ATHENS - Afghan refugee Khodadad spends his days huddled with his family in an Athens square with little food, no money and dwindling hopes of ever reaching their desired destination: Germany.