Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months, with the radical Islamic Taliban group, toppled in a 2001 U.S.-led campaign, staging regular attacks on provincial government officials, police and civilians and planting roadside devices as part of the battle with U.S. and NATO troops.
Many of the Afghan interpreters who have worked for the Swedish military ISAF force in Afghanistan have found themselves in a very difficult situation. After being virtually abandoned by Sweden with no protection whatsoever, they fear for their lives amid death threats by the Taliban.
As part of its international humanitarian effort, Denmark has been generously donating to the Afghan school system. However, concerns about misplaced help have been growing amid revelations that some of the schools eligible for Danish help actually were under the Taliban's control.
Fifteen years ago, Scandinavian NATO member states happily joined the US-led mission in Afghanistan in hope of promoting democracy and welfare in the war-torn nation. However, the international mission in Afghanistan only resulted in a sizable monetary loss and needless civilian deaths, as well as the Taliban's territorial and military gains.
While the United States and others are busy fighting Daesh (Islamic State) and the Taliban, another terrorist group, al-Qaeda, is currently re-emerging in Afghanistan, Eric Schmitt and David Sanger wrote for the New York Times.
The escalating conflict in Afghanistan is having an increasingly devastating impact on locals in the country, with a new UN report finding that civilian casualties reached record highs during the first six months of 2015, raising more questions over the West’s withdrawal of troops from the country.
Drug trafficking has increased in Afghanistan despite NATO attempts, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Aid workers in Afghanistan should be able to carry out their work safely, the UN' Humanitarian Coordinator for the country said Saturday following the recent killing of five staff members of an aid group.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) will stay in Afghanistan for one more year.
US Senator John McCain says reducing the US military presence in Afghanistan will create a security vacuum in the country, similar to the one that happened in Iraq.
Mullah Abdul Rawouf Khadim, a former Guantanamo prisoner and Taliban commander, supported by Islamic State, was wounded in a drone strike in southern Afghanistan.
Afghan National Police jointly with the Afghan Army and the National Directorate of Security conducted counter-terror operations across Afghanistan, 18 Taliban militants were killed, eight were injured.
Yet another explosion shatters Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday morning, killing two people and injuring two more; Taliban claims responsibility.
European Union Police Mission's vehicle was hit by a suicide bomb attack in Kabul. A spokesperson for the Taliban has claimed the responsibility for the incident.
NATO's precision airstrikes have killed at least 18 militants and destroyed three of their pick-up vehicles in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika, local official said.
NATO's decision to launch a new mission demonstrates that the military block is trying to help the Afghan leadership stabilize the situation in the country; however this is hardly going to happen in the nearest future, experts believe.
Suicide bomber has blasted an army personnel bus in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, according to statement of Afghanistan Defense Ministry.
A suicide bomber hit a bus carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul; at least five soldiers killed and 12 people injured.
The Amnesty International and Human Rights Watchdogs urged all foreign nations to support Afghanistan politically and financially to strengthen human rights and rule of law.
A suicide bomber killed at least nine people during a funeral of a tribal leader in Northern Afghanistan.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond condemned the suicide attack on a UK diplomatic convoy and confirmed that the incident would not "deter" the United Kingdom from continuing their partnership with the government of Afghanistan.