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  1. Afghan Taliban threat on the rise as militants capture Sangin district

    International Business Times via Yahoo News3 hours ago

    The Taliban claimed a key victory in Afghanistan, overcoming Afghan forces to capture the Sangin district in the southern Helmand province on Thursday (23 March). Local police chief Mohammad ...

  2. Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north

    Associated Press via Yahoo News9 hours ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban captured a key district center in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his ...

  3. (KABUL) - Gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the ...

  4. Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school

    Associated Press via Yahoo News17 hours ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed ...

  5. Afghanistan Calls For More US Troops

    International Business Times via Yahoo News2 days ago

    Afghanistan called for an increased presence of U.S. troops in the country to help the government tackle security threats posed by the Taliban and the Islamic State group (ISIS). Afghan ...

  6. Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

    Associated Press via Yahoo News2 days ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help meet shortfalls in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group, the nation's top diplomat ...

  7. Kandahar (Afghanistan) (AFP) - Taliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday, officials said, another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand ...

  8. KABUL, Afghanistan — “It does the job,” U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Smith said, standing inside a Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter at Kabul’s military airport. But Smith’s work, and the ...

  9. KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghanistan's progress in educating its children is under threat, as growing insecurity and corruption shut more schools and reduced international funding ...

  10. However, the hyper-violent terror group is "still a minor story" in Afghanistan, according to Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank. Instead, the ...

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