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A radical religious scholar known as the "Father of the Taliban" has issued a fatwa urging parents to immunise their children against polio and other fatal diseases, adding that vaccinations comply with Islamic law.
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An explosion took place on a road close to Kabul's international airport Wednesday morning, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said.
KUNDUZ : Police in a remote northern Afghan village rescued a woman from being stoned to death after she was condemned by the Taliban for allegedly cheating on her husband, officials said Tuesday.
The Obama administration is 'nowhere near' deciding to pull out all troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday, despite mounting frustration President Hamid Karzai has not signed a security deal allowing the military to remain there after next year.
This Nov. 9, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Babar Ahmad, extradited in October 2012 with Syed Talha Ahsan to the United States from Britain on charges they supported terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya by operating websites to raise cash, recruit fighters and solicit items such as gas masks.
World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans have gathered to honor Nelson Mandela at a Soweto soccer stadium.
Rates of mental illness among an international force of civilian contractors hired to work in Iraq or Afghanistan rivaled those among service members, a report says.
The war-torn country is thought to be rich in rare minerals which could be valuable to the world's electronics industries.
About a month after returning from deployment in eastern Afghanistan, two 10th Mountain Division commanders said they saw improvement from their Afghan partners during their time there.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony at Tehran's Saadabad Palace on December 8, 2013.
An American organization tasked with furthering democracy in developing nations said on Monday that next April's elections in Afghanistan will not be perfect, but they should be better than the previous polls which were marred by widespread fraud.
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs said its assessment mission to Afghanistan believes there is "guarded optimism" about the April 5 polls that will elect a new president to succeed Hamid Karzai, along with local council members for the country's 34 provinces.
U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces.
After three tours of duty in Afghanistan, former US special operations soldier Matthew Griffin now wants to help the country by opening a factory there instead of going on combat missions.
Dust trails several U.S. soldiers as they head past twisted and blackened tanker trucks on Highway 1 in search of insurgents who set the vehicles on fire.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday offered troops a rare glimmer of hope on the department's financial woes, saying a possible budget agreement back home could ease the automatic spending cuts that have hit the military hard.