Afghan President Hamid Karzai chose a new Cabinet today, heeding calls to sideline warlords from top positions and creating a new post to oversee the fight against opium production.
Thu, 23 Dec, 2004
A convoy carrying Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s vice presidential running-mate came under attack today in north-eastern Afghanistan, the presidential palace said.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2004
Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced his candidacy today for landmark October elections after several days of heated political wrangling.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2004
Forces loyal to the governor of Herat in Afghanistan claimed to have retaken control of the western city today after fierce factional fighting that killed Afghanistan’s aviation minister and left as many as 100 people dead.
Mon, 22 Mar, 2004
Police in Kabul today arrested an Iraqi man carrying explosives who they suspect was planning a suicide bomb attack on Afghanistan’s defence minister.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2002
A bomb exploded today near a convoy carrying Afghanistan’s defence minister, killing four bystanders and injuring 16, a local official said.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2002
Afghanistan’s interim defence minister has survived an apparent assassination attempt after a bomb exploded near his convoy in the eastern city of Jalalabad today.
Suspected al Qaida and Taliban fighters planned to kill British and other peacekeepers by setting off car bombs in Afghanistan’s capital, authorities have said.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2002
The United Nations has reached agreement with Afghanistan’s interim government over the size and shape of the peacekeeping force to be installed in the war-torn country.
Sun, 30 Dec, 2001
UN peacekeepers have begun patrolling the streets of the Afghan capital Kabul today, despite continued disagreement over the exact size and shape of the force planned for the war-torn country.
Sat, 29 Dec, 2001
Osama bin Laden has left the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and entered Pakistan, Afghanistan's defence minister said today.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2001
The future of the British-led multinational security force in Afghanistan was unclear today as Afghan leaders were divided about how long it should remain in the war-ravaged nation.
Tue, 25 Dec, 2001
Afghan leaders were divided today over how long the British-led multinational security force should remain in the war-ravaged nation.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2001
The first British peacekeepers have flown into Afghanistan as the United Nations approved their mission to help the nation heal after decades of war.
Fri, 21 Dec, 2001
Afghanistan's defence minister says there are sharp differences with the UN and even within the new government over the role of the peace-keeping force.
Thu, 20 Dec, 2001
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has told US troops in Afghanistan they are ‘‘bringing the consequences to the terrorists’’, but it was impossible to know how long it would take to finish the job.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2001
Four-thousand Taliban troops are giving themselves up to an opposition commander, claims the Afghan Embassy.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2001
The opposition alliance in northern Afghanistan reviewed its forces today and pledged to launch an attack against the Taliban without waiting for US military action.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2001
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