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Stories with place: Kabul
  • Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 2:07 am

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism.

  • Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 3:02 pm

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border clashes.

  • Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.

  • Afghan police: German national kidnapped in Kabul 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 5:40 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A German woman was kidnapped in Kabul on Monday by armed assailants, a senior Afghan police official said.

  • Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 2:53 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.

  • Afghan officials in Pakistan to discuss peace efforts story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 12:56 pm

    ISLAMABAD - A high-level Afghan delegation arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to discuss security cooperation and peace efforts after Afghanistan's president said Pakistan was involved in a spate of devastating Taliban attacks that rocked Kabul last week, killing dozens of people.

  • Pakistani minister says Mullah Omar didn't die in Pakistan 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 10:38 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's defense minister says the former head of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, did not die in Pakistan as Kabul announced last week.

  • Police say truck bomb in Kabul kills 7 people, wounds 400 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 10:55 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A bomb hidden in a truck exploded in the center of the Afghan capital, killing seven people and wounding about 400, police and health officials said Friday.

  • Afghan official: Drones kill IS fighters in 2 provinces 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 8:07 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says drone strikes have killed up to 60 insurgents, many of them allied to the Islamic State group, in recent days.

  • Pakistan official hopes Kabul-Taliban talks to resume soon 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:31 am

    ISLAMABAD - A close aide of Pakistan's prime minster says he is optimistic the stalled peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban will resume soon in the interest of peace in Afghanistan.

  • AP News Guide: Death of Taliban leader roils Afghan politics 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:56 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan Taliban has confirmed the death of its reclusive longtime leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, after the Kabul government reported that he had been dead for more than two years. The move has led to a leadership crisis in the Taliban, as Mullah Omar's longtime deputy takes the helm over the objection of the former leader's relatives.