Norway urges support for U.N. fund to aid Afghans

By Victoria Klesty OSLO (Reuters) – Norway on Tuesday urged other countries to contribute to a United Nations fund by providing cash directly to Afghans so they can survive the winter, its foreign minister told Reuters. With the Afghan economy...

Kabul passport office suspends work as demand crashes system

KABUL (Reuters) – The Kabul passport office has been forced to suspend operations after equipment used for issuing biometric documents broke down under the pressure of processing thousands of applications a day, the head of the office said. Worries about the...

Blast in Afghan capital wounds two

KABUL (Reuters) -A bomb blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul wounded two people on Monday, the Taliban’s interior ministry said, just two days after a similar explosion that was claimed by the Islamic State militant group. Both devices were of a magnetic type...