Afghanistan

Taliban battle Afghan forces at Helmand's Camp Bastion

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Taliban militants have launched an offensive against Afghan forces at Camp Bastion, the huge base in southern Helmand province vacated by the British military a month ago, officials said.

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Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound 27 Nov 2014

KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video

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Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources 26 Nov 2014

KABUL - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

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Kazakhstan on brink of WTO membership deal, Afghanistan in line 25 Nov 2014

GENEVA - The 160-member World Trade Organization is in active discussions with 10 countries aiming to become members, including Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said in a report on Tuesday.

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Exclusive - U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned: sources 25 Nov 2014

KABUL - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

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Two blasts hit Kabul, seven Afghan soldiers wounded 25 Nov 2014

KABUL - Two explosions shook the Afghan capital on Tuesday, leaving seven army officers wounded after a bomb attack on their bus, while a grenade blast in the diplomatic quarter caused no casualties but led to the arrest of a suspect, officials said.

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Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan 24 Nov 2014

GARDEZ, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. | Video

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Bomber targeted police commander in Afghan volleyball game attack 24 Nov 2014

KABUL - The suicide bomber, his explosives concealed under his clothes, walked quietly into a packed volleyball venue in eastern Afghanistan. His target: a local police commander. Minutes later, a devastating explosion tore through the place.

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Afghan women excluded from peace talks with Taliban - aid agency 24 Nov 2014

KABUL - Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done to include them in the process, aid agency Oxfam said in a report on Monday.

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan 23 Nov 2014

GARDEZ, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting.