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Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bomb strikes EU vehicle near mission’s HQ in Kabul
A Taliban suicide bomb has hit an EU police vehicle in Kabul. One pedestrian was killed and five others were injured, though no one inside the car was hurt. This is the first attack by the Taliban in 2015 against a foreign target in the Afghan capital.

05.01.2015 13:25

Afghan president: Troops withdrawal deadline may need to be ‘reexamined’
With the US-led coalition pullout in full swing and Afghan forces having assumed full responsibility for national security, the country’s president has called on to President Obama to reconsider a slower withdrawal schedule.

05.01.2015 06:21

Deadly New Year: Tragedies mar festivities around the world
For many people around the world, New Year was a time of celebration and joy, but for some it was quite the opposite. Stabbings, mortar shelling, massive fires and a fatal stampede all hit seasonal revels, causing havoc and heartbreak.

01.01.2015 13:04

Taliban claims victory in Afghan War as NATO ends combat mission
As the NATO combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end and allied troops depart, the Taliban has proclaimed itself the victor in the protracted war.

29.12.2014 13:36

‘Afghanistan to experience gradual erosion of the security situation even further’
Afghanistan is in a terrible situation as the Taliban remains strong, and the fact ex-warlords are in the new government of the country is not much better, Phyllis Bennis, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

29.12.2014 10:25

‘More stable & prosperous than ever’? NATO officially ends 13-yr mission to Afghanistan
After over 13 years, the US and NATO have formally ended their war in Afghanistan. As the Taliban expands its power in the region, fears are growing over whether Afghan forces will be able to maintain security.

28.12.2014 11:14

Afghanistan conflict: When Enduring Freedom is turned asunder
In December of 2001, the mightiest military force the world has ever known launched 'Operation Enduring Freedom' in Afghanistan. Today, the US and NATO military mission in that distant country officially comes to a close, but the foe remains unvanquished.

27.12.2014 23:17

Afghanistan against US plans to transfer military gear to Ukraine - Kabul official
Kabul is against Washington's alleged decision to transfer weapons and machinery left from its military mission in Afghanistan to Ukraine, an Afghan presidential administration official told TASS. The issue will be discussed with Obama, he added.

27.12.2014 12:56

Pakistan agrees on new antiterrorism plan, pledges to 'eradicate Taliban'
Pakistan’s leadership overnight agreed on a comprehensive antiterrorism action plan. They will revamp the criminal system, crackdown on terrorist hideouts, communications and sources of income, and establish a 5,000-strong counter-terrorism force.

25.12.2014 06:01

‘Afghanistan remains a cockpit of Asia’
The Taliban is not a spent force yet, and Afghanistan will continue to be an extremely volatile area, says journalist Jere Van Dyk. There’s also a chance that this network as well as ISIS can spread into the Central Asian republics, he told RT.

24.12.2014 13:14

4 Gitmo prisoners repatriated to Afghanistan
The US Department of Defense announced that four Afghan detainees who had been held for over a decade at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have been returned to their home country as part of a push to eventually close the detention center.

20.12.2014 19:56

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21