A poor Afghan farming family named their son Donald Trump, hoping the other Trump’s good fortune would rub off on him. So far, it hasn’t.
With insurgent attacks killing more than 130 people in 10 days, Afghans are asking why the government cannot protect its heavily militarized capital.
Suicide bombers targeted an army unit near the main Afghan military university, adding to the toll of a violent stretch in the Afghan capital.
With insurgents threatening road travel, Kam Air has kept Afghanistan moving. But its future looks grim with foreign crew members dead or fleeing.
Suicide bombers posing as shepherds killed six, including an attacker, and wounded at least 20 people ahead of an annual religious commemoration.
The attack at the international airport and near the American Embassy underscored the fragile security in Afghanistan and the insurgency’s broad reach.
Armed supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud, an anti-Taliban leader killed in 2001, took to the capital’s streets on the anniversary of his death.
The children, cousins 10 years old or under, were playing cricket when the ordnance exploded, adding to the rising number of children killed or wounded in the country’s war.
There are conflicting reports about whether any Islamic State militants were killed by the 11-ton bomb dropped on a cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday.
Officials were still trying to assess the damage from the American military’s biggest conventional bomb, which was dropped on an Islamic State cave complex.
Gunmen stormed the facility, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens as Afghan forces struggled for seven hours to evacuate people and end the siege.
Witnesses said a suicide bomber walked up to the entrance of the court as workers were leaving and set off his explosives. No one has claimed responsibility.
The shooting, which some officials say left as many as 13 people dead, seemingly adds to a string of attacks singling out ethnic or sectarian minorities.
In an interview, Ahmad Ishchi said Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum told him, “I can kill you right now, and no one will ask.”
The arrest of a serial impostor revealed more than a decade of fraud, audacious even by the standards of Afghanistan, where con artists have flourished in the chaos of war.
The vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, is said to have had a political rival beaten “in a barbaric way” at a sporting event, before kidnapping him.
A suicide bombing in Kabul targeted worshipers who were honoring the Islamic ceremony of Arbaeen, and came after another recent assault on a Shiite shrine.
A massacre of at least 100 police officers and soldiers on Tuesday, among the worst in a forgotten war, hits forces already demoralized and struggling to fill their ranks.
The inexperienced troops, operating largely without NATO, are trying to break the insurgents’ siege in Kunduz and defend areas in the south and west.