Latest Afghanistan government News

Taliban official: 27 people lashed in public in Afghanistan

Dec. 08, 2022 09:10 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twenty-seven people were lashed in public on Thursday in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan as punishment for alleged adultery, theft, drug offenses and other crimes, according to a court official. Afghanistan’s new authorities have implemented hard-line policies since...

Taliban carry out 1st public execution since Afghan takeover

Dec. 08, 2022 00:53 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban authorities on Wednesday executed an Afghan convicted of killing another man, the first public execution since the former insurgents took over Afghanistan last year, a spokesman said. The announcement underscored the intentions by Afghanistan's new...

Court rules Dutch state liable for 2007 Afghan bombing

Nov. 23, 2022 12:37 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A local court in the Netherlands ruled on Wednesday that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, and ordered the state to pay financial compensation to the victims. The District Court of The Hague found the...

Charity says 64 children killed by UK action in Afghan war

Nov. 09, 2022 07:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain paid compensation to the families of at least 64 children killed by U.K. military action in Afghanistan, a charity said Wednesday – four times more than previously acknowledged. The London-based advocacy and research group Action on Armed Violence said it...

ICC judges approve request to reopen Afghanistan probe

Oct. 31, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges have approved a request by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to reopen an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, saying Afghan authorities are not carrying out meaningful probes into the alleged crimes. ...

Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby

Oct. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

The young Afghan couple raced to the airport in Kabul, clutching their baby girl close amid the chaotic withdrawal of American troops last year. The baby had been rescued two years earlier from the rubble of a U.S. military raid that killed her parents and five siblings. After months...

US sells home of couple illegally working with Syria company

Sep. 13, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Homeland Security is diverting nearly $650,000 to a victims’ compensation fund from the sale of a suburban Boston home that belonged to a couple authorities say illegally did business with a Syrian electronics company, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The Syrian company was...

Helicopter crash kills 3 in Kabul during training session

Sep. 10, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least three Afghan crew members were killed Saturday when a U.S.-manufactured Black Hawk helicopter they were flying crashed, the Taliban’s defense ministry said. The statement said that five others were wounded in the accident during a training session...