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US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday.

20 Taliban militants killed in security operation in western Afghanistan

20 Taliban militants killed in security operation in western Afghanistan

The Afghan Special Forces killed at least 20 Taliban militants during an operation in western Farah province of Afghanistan.

Fighting picks up in Afghanistan after talks collapse

Fighting picks up in Afghanistan after talks collapse

Fighting has picked up in several areas of northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, days after the collapse of talks between the United States and the Taliban ...

Top Afghan official trashes reports carried by Saudi media

Top Afghan official trashes reports carried by Saudi media

Sediq Seddiqi, Spokesperson for the Afghanistan President, has rubbished reports carried by Saudi-owned media outlets Al Arabiya and Asharq al-Awsat as “reckless journalism, totally incorrect and baseless”.

QRCS provides drinking water, sanitation services in Afghanistan

QRCS provides drinking water, sanitation services in Afghanistan

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has dug 66 water wells in two provinces of Afghanistan As part of a water and sanitation project that serves up to 40,000 people in Kandahar, Helmand, Kabul, Nimruz and Farah.

Almoez grabs hat-trick as Qatar hit six past Afghanistan

Almoez grabs hat-trick as Qatar hit six past Afghanistan

Almoez Ali grabbed a hat-trick as Qatar started their build-up to the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup in emphatic fashion, routing minnows Afghanistan 6-0 ...

Afghan intelligence director quits after deadly raid

Afghan intelligence director quits after deadly raid

The head of Afghanistan's intelligence service resigned Thursday following a deadly raid by security forces in eastern Afghanistan that an official said left four brothers dead.

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to Brussels on Monday to discuss a proposed Afghan peace deal with the NATO chief and seek fresh engagement with new EU leaders after months of tensions.

Afghan special forces kill 15 Taliban militants

Afghan special forces kill 15 Taliban militants

At least two Afghan security forces and 15 Taliban militants were killed as the Afghan security forces repulsed a Taliban attack on Kunduz city, capital of northern Kunduz province, on Saturday.

US service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

US service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

A US service member was killed in Afghanistan during combat operations, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement on Friday

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that US troop levels in Afghanistan will drop to 8,600 if a deal is reached with the Taliban and that a permanent presence will remain.

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.