US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC

US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC

US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel or violent” interrogation of detainees, mostly between 2003-2004, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday. Unveiling the results of a lengthy initial probe into atrocities committed in Afghanistan, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the Taliban militia, Afghan government forces and US […]

Deadly explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan

Deadly explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan

An explosion at a U.S. airfield in Afghanistan early Saturday killed four people, the head of international forces in the country said. U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson said another 14 people were wounded in the attack inside Bagram Air Field. He said the blast was caused by an “explosive device,” without providing further details. The […]

Senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike

Senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike

The US military confirmed Friday it had killed Al-Qaeda’s emir for northeastern Afghanistan during an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the country. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook described the assault that killed Farouq al-Qahtani as a “precision strike” and said it took […]

World powers pledge $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan

World powers pledge $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan

World powers raised $15 billion for Afghanistan on Wednesday to fund the country over the next four years, while the European Union said it won support to revive a stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict. With the government in Kabul facing a resurgent Taliban 15 years after U.S. forces helped oust the […]

Australian woman freed after kidnapping in Afghanistan

Australian woman freed after kidnapping in Afghanistan

An Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan four months ago has been freed and is “safe and well”, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday. Katherine Jane Wilson, who goes by the name Kerry and is reportedly aged around 60, was grabbed in the city of Jalalabad, close to the border with Pakistan, in […]

US drone strike kills IS group leader of Pakistan and Afghanistan

US drone strike kills IS group leader of Pakistan and Afghanistan

The Islamic State group’s leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed in July in a strike in the border region between the two countries, a US defense official said Friday. “They got him,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement. The death of Saeed represents a major […]

Dallas shooting suspect ‘served in Afghanistan’

Dallas shooting suspect ‘served in Afghanistan’

A black US Army reservist who served in Afghanistan and said he wanted to “kill white people” took part in an attack in which five police officers were killed at a protest decrying police shootings of black men, officials said Friday. Seven other police officers and two civilians were wounded in the ambush in downtown […]

Mullah Mansour’s body handed over to heirs in Afghanistan: Nisar

Mullah Mansour’s body handed over to heirs in Afghanistan: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the body of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan earlier this month, had been handed over to his heirs in Afghanistan after completion of DNA tests. In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Nisar said the body of […]

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

A deal to free a US soldier in exchange for five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay was sped up as the soldier’s health deteriorated, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday, as Kabul voiced its objections to the “illegal” swap. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, arrived at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany on […]