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Stranded at Tajik sanatorium, pregnant Afghan pilot fears for unborn baby

She didn't forget the prenatal vitamins - that was one of the few things this US-trained Afghan pilot could grab from her Kabul airport...

Taliban say forces destroy Islamic State cell hours after Kabul blast

Taliban government forces destroyed an Islamic State cell in the north of Kabul late on Sunday, a spokesperson for the movement said, after a...

Taliban says US drones must stop entering Afghanistan

The Taliban on Wednesday warned of consequences if the United States did not stop flying drones over Afghan airspace. "The US has violated all international...

The Taliban vowed no revenge. One Afghan family tells a different story

When the Taliban won back control of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar last month, they set out to settle a score with an old foe. As...

UN issues new Syria war death toll, says 350 000 is an ‘undercount’

At least 350 209 people have been killed in the decade-old war in Syria, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday in...

Hundreds protest in Kabul to demand release of Afghan foreign reserves

Hundreds of people protested in Kabul on Friday, demanding that the United States release billions of dollars in central bank reserves blocked outside Afghanistan...

Palestinians urge Sudan to hand over confiscated assets

The Palestinian Authority urged Sudan's government on Saturday to hand over assets it has seized as part of a crackdown targeting Sudan-based operations to...

Taliban say no al Qaeda or ISIS in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers said on Tuesday there was no evidence of Islamic State or al Qaeda militants being in the country, days after Islamic...

Taliban replaces women’s ministry with ministry of virtue and vice

Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those for the Taliban's moral police on Friday, as female...

UN envoy meets new Afghan interior minister wanted by US

A UN envoy has met Afghanistan's new interior minister who was for years was one of the world's most wanted Islamist militants and is...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...