- Taliban threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, into exile Updated: May-03-16 8:46 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats and a menacing Taliban letter, the boy's father said Tuesday.
- The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Taliban attack Updated: Apr-19-16 7:57 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the militant assault on an Afghan government security compound in Kabul (all times local):
- Flash floods in north Afghanistan kill 38 people overnight Updated: Apr-18-16 6:59 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say flash floods in northern provinces have killed at least 38 people overnight.
- Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say Updated: Apr-14-16 2:03 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The brilliant blue stone lapis lazuli, prized for millennia, is almost uniquely found in Afghanistan, a key part of the extensive mineral wealth that is seen as the best hope for funding development of one of the world's poorest nations.
- Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive Updated: Apr-12-16 7:10 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season on Tuesday, vowing "large-scale attacks" in the 15th year of their war against the U.S.-backed Afghan government.
- Kerry presses Afghan leaders on unity; no US troop changes Updated: Apr-09-16 3:06 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday committed to pushing reforms after his picks for attorney general and interior minister won long-sought Cabinet confirmation, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with the government's power-sharing leaders to bury their "factional divisions" for the good of the country.
- Zari, new female puppet, joins Afghan Sesame Street Updated: Apr-09-16 4:26 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - There's a new face on Sesame Street - a sassy, fun 6-year-old Afghan puppet girl called Zari, with purple skin, an orange nose and multi-colored hair, an infectious giggle and outfits to please Afghanistan's broad kaleidoscope of ethnicities and cultures.
- Afghan insurgency battle marred by political dysfunction Updated: Apr-08-16 3:11 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - When the spokesman for an Afghan government ministry was asked why he wasn't answering his phone, he said he was on strike as he hadn't been paid for nine months.
- Afghan Taliban appoint Mullah Omar relatives to senior jobs Updated: Apr-05-16 11:21 am
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A senior figure in the Afghan Taliban said on Tuesday that a brother and son of their late founder, the one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, have been appointed to leadership positions in the insurgency.
- Afghan warlord changes his conditions for peace with Kabul Updated: Apr-05-16 8:18 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A notorious Afghan warlord who lives in hiding has dropped a key condition for ending his war of more than 40 years with Kabul, an associate said Tuesday.