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Stories with place: Kabul
  • 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.

  • The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Taliban attack story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.