US forces in Afghanistan killed and injured civilians as they lashed out in response to a failed Taliban attack on their country’s defence secretary and the head of Nato.
The Taliban artillery attack was aimed at a plane carrying Pentagon chief General James Mattis to Kabul,...
Friday 29th Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
Pilot refuses to fly man who has been threatened by Taliban
Monday 28th Aug 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Trump ramps up 16-year war with pledge for more soldiers
Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017
posted by John Haylett in World
THE TALIBAN launched a new offensive to capture a northern province of Afghanistan yesterday, ahead of an expected strategy announcement by US President Donald Trump.
Jawzjan provincial police chief General Rahmatullah Turkistani said a fierce battle was raging between the guerillas...
US DEFENCE Secretary James Mattis refused to say anything meaningful about strategy on Afghanistan during a trip to the Middle East.
He would only tell reporters that Friday’s top-level strategy meeting at the Camp David presidential retreat was “rigorous and...
Monday 21st Aug 2017
THE TALIBAN sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to end the 16-year occupation of Afghanistan.
In the letter sent to journalists by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, the guerilla fighters welcomed Mr Trump’s order of a review of US involvement...
Wednesday 16th Aug 2017
Book review: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry
JOHN GREEN is struck by some revelatory images of Afghanistan’s people and places
Wednesday 9th Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Country gripped by spate of violence
Saturday 5th Aug 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
THE Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Nato convoy near Kandahar city yesterday, the day after Isis killed at least 32 Shi’ite worshippers at a mosque.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi said suicide bomber Asadullah Kandahari had killed 15...
Thursday 3rd Aug 2017
AFGHANISTAN’S’s Isis affiliate claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul yesterday that left four militants dead.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates before three gunmen stormed the building. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said...
Tuesday 1st Aug 2017