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Afghan rivals to meet in China after U.S. talks stall

10:31am BST

KABUL China is organising talks among Afghanistan's rival factions as part of efforts to end years of war after negotiations between the Taliban and the United States on the withdrawal of U.S. forces broke down, Afghan officials said on Wednesday.

Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers

18 Oct 2019

KABUL Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said. | Video

Afghanistan suffers record 4,300 civilian casualties in three months - U.N.

17 Oct 2019

KABUL A record 4,313 civilians were injured or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Islamist Taliban between July and September, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Afghanistan to miss October 19 deadline for presidential poll results -sources

17 Oct 2019

KABUL Preliminary results in Afghanistan's presidential election will be delayed beyond Saturday's deadline, two officials from the independent election commission told Reuters, probably for more than a week, fuelling chances of political uncertainty.

Afghanistan to miss Oct 19 deadline for presidential poll results - sources

17 Oct 2019

KABUL, Oct 17 Preliminary results in Afghanistan's presidential election will be delayed beyond the Oct. 19 deadline, two sources in the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan told Reuters.

U.N. report says U.S. air strikes on Afghan drug labs unlawful, hit civilians

09 Oct 2019

KABUL U.S. air strikes on alleged Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan in May killed or wounded at least 39 civilians, including 14 children, and violated international humanitarian law as the victims were non-combatants, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Security recruits targeted by suicide bomb in Afghanistan

07 Oct 2019

KABUL/JALALABAD, Afghanistan A suicide bomb targeted a minibus of recruits for the Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27, local government sources said.

Front-runners each claim victory in Afghan election

30 Sep 2019

KABUL The front-runners for Afghanistan's presidency, incumbent Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, have both declared victory, echoing an election crisis five years ago when competing claims by the two men led to months of turmoil.

Afghan election set to see big drop in voter numbers

29 Sep 2019

KABUL At least 2.2 million people voted in Afghanistan's presidential election with more votes to come, the election commission head Maulana Abdullah said on Sunday, indicating a very low turnout that could mar the result. | Video

Afghan presidential vote held in relative calm, but turnout low

28 Sep 2019

KABUL Tight security ensured Afghanistan's presidential election was held on Saturday in relative calm, though several small attacks, low turnout and complaints about the voting system heightened fears an unclear result could drive the country into further chaos. | Video

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