Gulf Times - Afghanistan
Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to ‘scale down’ military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN

Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN

More than 100,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured over the past decade, the United Nations reported Thursday, as it renewed calls to end the bloody 18-year conflict.

Taliban abducts 27 members of peace march in west Afghanistan

Taliban abducts 27 members of peace march in west Afghanistan

Taliban militants have abducted 27 members of the People's Peace Movement from Afghanistan's western province of Farah, a leader of the group said on Wednesday.

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

Seven Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a base in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as local and international forces brace for another deadly winter.

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility Monday for an attack on an American convoy that killed one US soldier and, according to the insurgents, wounded several more.

Afghanistan's Ghani wins 2nd term, preliminary election results show

Afghanistan's Ghani wins 2nd term, preliminary election results show

Afghanistan's incumbent President, Ashraf Ghani, won a slim majority of votes in a Sept. 28 election, delayed preliminary results showed on Sunday, in a poll that plunged the country into political uncertainty.

Attack near US base in Afghanistan injures nearly 50 civilians

Attack near US base in Afghanistan injures nearly 50 civilians

Nearly 50 civilians were wounded in a complex attack that hit a medical facility near the largest US military base in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, officials said.

Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting

Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting

The body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, was brought back to Japan on Sunday.

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, 5 others in east Afghanistan

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, 5 others in east Afghanistan

Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

QRCS launches phase 2 of educational aid distribution in Afghanistan

QRCS launches phase 2 of educational aid distribution in Afghanistan

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has launched Phase 2 of a project to support education in remote and poor provinces of the country ...

Qatar reiterates support for peace efforts in Afghanistan

Qatar reiterates support for peace efforts in Afghanistan

Qatar has renewed its support for all international efforts to support peace, security, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan, expressing its belief in the peaceful and political settlement of crises ...

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

Two Western hostages held for three years by the Taliban in Afghanistan landed in Germany Thursday after a prisoner exchange two days earlier, a US diplomat confirmed.