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Afganistan

Russia-Taliban in a desperate partnership of convenience

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar attends an international conference in Moscow on March 18, 2021. Photo: Russian Foreign...

When giants walked in Balochistan

In my first conversation with Nawab Akbar Bugti, he cited Ibn Khaldun. I was curious as to where the Nawab would have read the great Ar...

Taliban rule is unstable, illegitimate and falling apart

A Taliban delegation in Doha on August 12, 2021. The regime is still struggling to gain international recognition. Photo: AFP / Karim...

Afghan Taliban’s frustration

The regime in Afghanistan may have inked a few economic and trade agreements with its neighbours, but it has yet to secure formal recog...

Is there any strategy left for Washington in Afghanistan

If there is one picture that describes the failure of Washington’s War on Terror policy in Afghanistan, it is the viral imag...

Taliban statement on women’s rights calls for caution

Afghan women hold banners and tape their mouths as they gather to stage 'silent protest' for their education rights at the entrance o...

UNSC divided over travel ban on Taliban

Members of the United Nations Security Council remained divided Monday over whether to exempt some of Afghanistan’s Taliban offic...

Most Americans support taking in Afghan refugees but oppos...

File photo of Taliban Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani (in the Centre wearing grey attire) | Photo: Twitter/@Zabehulah_M33 New...

One year after the Taliban takeover: Regional risks and re...

On August 15, 2021—exactly one year ago —the Taliban captured Kabul and retook power in Afghanistan two decades after the U...

Afghanistan is now an Asian problem

Taliban fighters stand guard in Kabul on May 9: Most of the security challenges are Asian challenges that will require an Asian solut...

Zawahiri strike puts Taliban in tight spot between U.S., j...

A Taliban fighter stands guard near the site in Kabul where al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a U.S. strike over the we...

ISIS-K threat to Uzbek railway dream opens doors for Talib...

The Taliban's foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, in January: He attended a conference in Tashket this week, where he offe...

Understanding the Taliban’s War on Women

A woman wearing a burka walks through the old market as a Taliban fighter stands guard, in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 8...

India quietly making a comeback in Afghanistan

Afghan origin Indian residents hold Afghanistan's national flag and shout slogans in Kolkata on August 19, 2021, to mark the 102nd In...

Taliban wage war over coal in Northern Afghanistan

Men in Kabul’s Deh Sabz district work on the back of a coal truck on June 29. Most of the coal will be exported to Pakistan.STE...

Resistance to the Taliban resumes in north-eastern Afghani...

Along the walls of a building used by the government in Bazarak in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley, battered pick-ups are...

Taliban Government to Request India for Visas to Stranded...

Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi with students, listening to their grievances, in Kabul on Monday, July 4. Photo: Twitter....

Afghanistan's Taliban hold first major clerical meetup sin...

The Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi told state broadcaster RTA on Wednesday that the event would be a forum...

Who is one of the two Afghans released from Guantánamo Bay...

Born in 1981 in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, Assadullah Haroon Gul, was held without charge in the United States&...

Afghan officials fled to luxury homes leaving millions to...

The Taliban has struggled to revive the war-battered economy since returning to power last August [File: Petros Giannakouris/AP Pho...

Can the United States kick its Afghanistan syndrome?

America’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan last fall has often been compared to the collapse of Saigon...