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After Trump’s spending demands, NATO summit turns to Afghanistan

12 July 2018, 6:17 AM

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders will try on Thursday to move beyond U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands for higher defense spending, and focus on ending the long war in Afghanistan, in the second day of a summit in Brussels underscored by transatlantic tensions.

Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

23 June 2018, 5:19 PM

Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the conservative kingdom.

Afghan peace council to hold news conference amid Eid ceasefire

17 June 2018, 7:40 AM

Afghanistan’s High Peace Council will hold a news conference on Sunday amid an unprecedented Taliban ceasefire and a day after President Ashraf Ghani said he would extend a government ceasefire but set no time frame.

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

3 May 2018, 6:19 AM

Afghanistan’s slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country’s media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

NATO could help with Afghan election security: Stoltenberg

26 April 2018, 2:38 PM

NATO forces could help ensure security for Afghanistan’s upcoming elections, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, three years after they ended their combat operations in the country. Days after a suicide bomber killed 57 people at a Kabul voter registration centre, highlighting the security challenges around October’s parliamentary polls, Stoltenberg said NATO forces could play […]

‘Back with eyes open’: Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

31 March 2018, 10:22 AM

Malala Yousafzai visited the Swat valley Saturday for her first trip back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban more than five years ago.

Malala makes an emotional return home to Pakistan

30 March 2018, 6:39 AM

It’s an emotional return for Malala Yousafzai who six years ago was shot in the head by the Taliban in her native Pakistan, for advocating female education.

Afghan capital in shock after deadly ambulance bomb attack

28 January 2018, 7:35 AM

Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb in the centre of the city killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months. With security officials warning that more attacks were possible after an ambulance packed with explosives blew up […]

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: officials

21 January 2018, 7:50 AM

Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, officials said Sunday, as panicked guests were seen climbing over balconies to escape.

Six killed in suicide attack near Afghan spy agency

25 December 2017, 9:08 AM

A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, killing six civilians.

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