Kabul http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27032/all en Suicide bomb attack, gunfire in Afghan capital - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/blank-headline-received-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - - A suicide bomber and at least one gunman launched an attack on the headquarters of the traffic department in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday, police officials said.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties, the head of the criminal investigation department of Kabul Police, Mohammad Zahir, told Reuters. (Reporting by Abdul Saboor, writing by Dylan Welch, editing by Amie Ferris-Rotman)</p> Kabul Kabul Shahi Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:15:23 +0000 5737054 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Coordinated Kabul suicide attack targets govt building http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-triple-suicide-bomb-attack-targets-afghan-govt-buildin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds attack's end, final toll)</p> <p>By Hamid Shalizi</p> <p>KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an eight-hour assault on the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police on Monday, Afghan officials said, in the second coordinated attack on a government building in less than a week.</p> <p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the operation In which all five attackers and three traffic police officers were killed, interior ministry officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-triple-suicide-bomb-attack-targets-afghan-govt-buildin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Asia Government of Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force Islamism Kabul Organized crime Taliban War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:15:03 +0000 5737075 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Kabul welcomes Obama's troop withdrawal plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/urgent-kabul-welcomes-obamas-troop-withdrawal-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Afghan government on Wednesday welcomed President Barack Obama's announcement that the United States will withdraw 34,000 troops from the war-torn country over the next year.</p> <p>"We welcome this," Defence Ministry spokesman Gen Mohammad Zahir Azimi told AFP. "We will take all security responsibilities by the end of 2013."</p> <p>sak-lb/pdw</p> Azimi Kabul AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:15:38 +0000 5754174 at http://www.globalpost.com US-based artist to unleash 10,000 pink balloons on Kabul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/us-based-artist-unleash-10000-pink-balloons-kabul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Despite grinding poverty and more than three decades of war, a New York-based artist believes 10,000 pink balloons can help bring peace and happiness to Afghans on the streets of Kabul.</p> <p>Yazmany Arboleda has already unleashed coloured balloons in India, Japan and Kenya. He hopes that Afghanistan can be the next to benefit from "simple happiness" despite being in the grip of an 11-year Taliban insurgency.</p> <p>"The actual date will be a surprise. Once people will wake up, they will see an explosion of colours," he told a news conference on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/us-based-artist-unleash-10000-pink-balloons-kabul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kabul Kabul Shahi AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:15:53 +0000 5759002 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomber killed near Afghan capital's diplomatic zone - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/bomber-killed-near-afghan-capitals-diplomatic-zone-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL Feb 24 (Reuters) - Afghan security forces shot dead at least one would-be suicide bomber on Sunday in a high-security area of Kabul, home to government departments and diplomatic missions, police said.</p> <p>Violence across the country has increased over the last 12 months, sparking concern about how the 350,000-strong Afghan security forces will manage once most foreign troops withdraw by the end of 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/bomber-killed-near-afghan-capitals-diplomatic-zone-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of Afghanistan Kabul War Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:45:21 +0000 5764745 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226-39 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suicide attack on army bus in Kabul, some people wounded: defence minstry</p> <p>jf/sls/jw</p> Kabul AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:00:45 +0000 5768019 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack on Kabul army bus wounds six http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/suicide-attack-kabul-army-bus-wounds-six <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide attacker blew himself up next to a bus carrying army personnel in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, wounding at least six people, officials said.</p> <p>The situation remains unclear but no deaths have been reported, defence ministry deputy spokesman Dawlat Waziri said. Western security sources confirmed the attack.</p> <p>An AFP photographer said that ambulances were carrying the wounded to hospital after the attack on the bus, which took place on a main street in Kabul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/suicide-attack-kabul-army-bus-wounds-six" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Kabul Politics Taliban AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:01:24 +0000 5768050 at http://www.globalpost.com Blast heard in Kabul during Hagel visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, March 9 (Reuters) - A blast was heard in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.</p> <p>The explosion was heard near the Afghan Defence Ministry, said a defence official. An ISAF spokesman said Hagel was nowhere near the explosion. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)</p> Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Kabul Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:00:51 +0000 5777849 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/blank-headline-received-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LARGE BLAST HEARD IN AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL - WITNESSES</p> Kabul Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:00:54 +0000 5777851 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Bomb, gunfire in central Kabul: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/urgent-bomb-gunfire-central-kabul-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunfire erupted in central Kabul on Saturday after a bomb exploded near the defence ministry during a visit to the city by new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.</p> <p>Police confirmed the bomb exploded near the entrance to the ministry, but there were no immediate reports of casualty figures and the area was being cleared by security forces.</p> <p>bur/bgs/mtp</p> Kabul AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:16:03 +0000 5777866 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bombing in Kabul kills nine people during Hagel visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, March 9 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least nine people in an attack at the gates of the defence ministry on Saturday during a visit by the U.S. defence secretary, an Afghan defence ministry official said.</p> <p>The dead were civilians, the official, Dawlat Waziri, told Reuters. Fourteen people, including two security guards, were wounded. (Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Michael Georgy)</p> Kabul War Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 06:30:16 +0000 5777896 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Nine killed by Kabul bomb during Hagel visit: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/urgent-nine-killed-kabul-bomb-during-hagel-visit-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least nine civilians were killed on Saturday by a suicide bomber in central Kabul during a visit to the Afghan capital by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, police said.</p> <p>"We have got nine dead, all are civilians -- among the 10 wounded, two or three are personnel of the (Afghan) ministry of defence," Kabul deputy police chief Mohammed Daoud Amin told AFP.</p> <p>mam/bgs/mtp</p> Kabul Kabul Shahi AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 06:30:37 +0000 5777898 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/us-defense-chiefs-afghan-news-conference-cancelled-over-securit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL-NEWS CONFERENCE BY AFGHAN PRESIDENT, US DEFENCE CHIEF CANCELLED OVER SECURITY CONCERNS - U.S. OFFICIALS</p> Kabul Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:03 +0000 5778761 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights 1400 GMT, March 11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/reuters-world-news-highlights-1400-gmt-march-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA - The Syrian government is reportedly using local militias known as Popular Committees to commit mass killings which are at times sectarian in nature, U.N. human rights investigators said on Monday.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>VATICAN CITY - Cardinals held final discussions on the troubled state of the Roman Catholic Church on Monday, the day before they seclude themselves from the world to elect a new pontiff, with no frontrunner in view.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/reuters-world-news-highlights-1400-gmt-march-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kabul Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:16:34 +0000 5779730 at http://www.globalpost.com French photographer escapes Afghan kidnappers after four months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/french-photographer-escapes-afghan-kidnappers-after-four-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Hamid Shalizi and Dylan Welch</p> <p>KABUL (Reuters) - A French photographer kidnapped in Afghanistan four months ago fled his captors on Monday and was now safe in the hands of officials from his embassy, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.</p> <p>Twenty-nine-year-old freelancer Pierre Borghi had been chained up in a crudely dug hole covered by a trap door but managed to escape and reached a checkpoint manned by government security guards in central Wardak province, an Afghan official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/french-photographer-escapes-afghan-kidnappers-after-four-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kabul Kabul Shahi Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:01:07 +0000 5805686 at http://www.globalpost.com