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Afghanistan construction workers killed in camp attack

Nine building contractors and a policeman have been killed by insurgents in an attack on a camp in western Afghanistan, officials say. The contractors were

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Flash floods kill 58 in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL: Heavy rain swept across eastern Afghanistan, leveling homes and killing at least 58 people in five provinces, while an estimated 30 others remain missing, officials said on Sunday. Provincial

9 killed in attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

JALALABAD (Afghanistan/Nangarhar): Suicide bombers targeted the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, detonating an explosives-packed car outside the building and killing nine civilians, including a

Afghan, Myanmar women win Magsaysay awards for work amid conflict

MANILA: Afghanistan’s first woman governor and a Myanmar civil society organizer, who both helped families displaced by conflict in their home nations, are among five winners of Asia’s equivalent of

Suicide bomber attacks Iraq army convoy, killing 25

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army convoy in the northern city of Mosul early on Monday, killing at least 22 soldiers and three passers-by, police

Taliban attack presidential palace in Afghanista

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide attackers blew up a car bomb and battled security forces outside Afghanistan’s presidential palaceTuesday after infiltrating one of the most secure areas of the capital.

Attacks kill NATO service member, 2 Afghan police

Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants attacked local security checkpoints in a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan, killing two policemen in a fight that also left 18 insurgents dead, Afghan officials said Saturday. NATO said a coalition

Georgia minister visits Afghanistan after 7 deaths

Afghanistan: Georgia says its defense minister has arrived in Afghanistan a day after seven Georgian soldiers died in a truck bomb at their base. Irakli Alasania cut short an official

NATO service member killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: An insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed a NATO service member, the coalition said. The U.S.-led military coalition says the service member died Sunday as a result of

Afghan police chief shot dead outside home

Afghanistan (AP) — Motorcycle-riding gunmen assassinated a police chief in front of his house after he led an anti-Taliban campaign in western Afghanistan, an official said Saturday. Police Chief Abdul