REUTERS Germany's army is preparing to get embassy staff in Kabul as well as Afghan helpers out of Afghanistan as Taliban fighters take over more parts of the country, the defence ministry said on Saturday. "It's now our top priori..
REUTERS Taliban insurgents control an estimated 65% of Afghan territory, after making rapid advances against local forces who are largely fending for themselves as foreign troops withdraw. Following are some of the major milestones in the Islam..
REUTERS Afghanistan is spiralling into a failed state and a civil war in which militant groups such as al Qaeda will thrive and likely pose a threat again to the West, Britain's defence minister said on Friday. After a 20-year war in Afghan..
REUTERS Denmark and Norway are closing their embassies in Kabul for now and evacuating their staffas the security situation worsens in Afghanistan, the Nordic countries said on Friday. The Taliban tightened their grip on Afghanistan on Friday, ..
REUTERS Envoys from the United States, China and other states on Thursday called for an accelerated peace process for Afghanistan as a "matter of great urgency" and for an immediate halt to attacks on provincial capitals and ci..
REUTERS Britain will deploy hundreds of military personnel to Afghanistan to help British nationals and local translators get out of the country, defence secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday as the security situation there worsens. The Britis..
AFP The Taliban seized two more Afghan provincial capitals Tuesday -- including one just 200 kilometres (125 miles) from Kabul -- as tens of thousands of people fled their homes in the north for the relative safety of Kabul and other centres. F..
REUTERS India sent a military plane to northern Afghanistan on Tuesday to pull out its citizens, officials said, as fighting raged between Afghan security forces and the advancing Taliban. The Indian government shut its consulate in Mazar-i-Sha..
REUTERS Germany's defence minister rejected on Monday calls for its soldiers to return to Afghanistan after Taliban insurgents took Kunduz city where German troops were deployed for a decade. Germany had the second largest military continge..