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Stories with place: Kabul
  • Pakistan: DNA tests to confirm Taliban leaders death 
    Updated: May-24-16 11:54 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Tuesday that authorities will perform DNA tests on the body of a man who was killed in an American drone strike to determine whether the slain man is actually Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour.

  • Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 10:42 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The death of the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the insurgent movement stronger by bringing back dissident commanders and unifying the movement's ranks, a senior Afghan Taliban figure said on Tuesday.

  • Afghan leaders see Taliban leader's death as hopeful sign story has photos
    Updated: May-22-16 4:04 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike was greeted Sunday by Kabul's political leadership as a game-changer in efforts to end the long insurgent war plaguing Afghanistan.

  • The Latest: Pakistan informed of drone hit on Taliban leader story has photos
    Updated: May-22-16 1:16 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the killing of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a drone strike (all times local):

  • Mansour's brief reign as chief marked by turmoil story has photos
    Updated: May-22-16 11:16 am

    ISLAMABAD - Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour's brief rule, which ended with his death in a drone strike, was marked by mistrust and strife.

  • Pentagon: US airstrike targets Taliban leader Mullah Mansour story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 9:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an airstrike Saturday near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the Defense Department said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed.

  • In Pakistan, 4 nations mull how to bring Taliban to talks story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 11:20 am

    ISLAMABAD - Four nations - Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States - ended talks Wednesday much as they began, seeking peace in Afghanistan but with no real progress on how to get there or how to bring the most powerful of the country's insurgent groups, the Taliban, to the negotiating table.

  • Medical charity MSF urges US to pay Afghan hospital victims story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A leading medical charity that suffered massive losses when U.S. helicopter gunships mistakenly struck its clinic in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is criticizing the United States for failing to pay compensation to the wounded and families of the Afghans killed in the assault last October.

  • China: Afghanistan backs Beijing stance on South China Sea 
    Updated: May-16-16 8:31 am

    BEIJING - China on Monday said landlocked Afghanistan has expressed support for Beijing's stance on the South China Sea dispute, the latest country from outside the region to line up behind China's calls for bilateral talks on the issue.

  • AP Exclusive: Peace deal expected with armed Afghan group story has photos
    Updated: May-14-16 2:04 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan is expected to finalize a peace deal with a notorious militant group in the coming days, in what could be a template for ending the 15-year war with the Taliban, a government official and a representative of the militant group said Saturday.

  • Rescued son of Pakistan's ex-PM flown home to his family story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 8:53 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was freed from kidnappers in a dramatic military rescue in Afghanistan was flown back home Wednesday and reunited with family, officials and family members said.

  • Afghan official: 52 dead after buses collide with tanker story has photos
    Updated: May-08-16 7:48 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Two buses and a fuel tanker collided Sunday on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing 52 people, officials said.

  • Afghanistan faces tough battle as Haqqanis unify the Taliban story has photos
    Updated: May-07-16 2:42 pm

    ISLAMABAD - A shadowy, Pakistan-based militant faction is on the rise within the Taliban after its leader was appointed deputy and played a key role in unifying the fractured insurgency.

  • Taliban threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, into exile story has photos
    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.