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Assassinations rise in Afghanistan amid negotiations

The traffic jams in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, have recently yielded a sombre new spectacle. Almost every day, drivers crawlin...

Afghan VP pushes for execution of Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Monday demanded the execution of Taliban prisoners as violence surges in the...

Peace talks at 'snail's pace' due to Taliban: Afghan govt

Afghan authorities lambasted the Taliban Wednesday for failing to actively participate in peace talks seeking to end the country's long...

Troop levels are down, but US says over 18,000 contractors...

The Pentagon employs more than seven contractors for every service member in Afghanistan, figures from U.S. Central Command show. More...

Billions in aid needed to help Afghan children in 2021: NG...

Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organisation s...

Two female judges shot dead in Kabul as wave of killings c...

Two female judges working for the Afghan supreme court have been shot dead in Kabul, according to officials, as a wave of assassination...

Another base attack in Afghanistan hushed up to hurry US e...

Eleven years after one of the largest losses of life in CIA history at a notorious military base in southeastern Afghanistan, Camp Chap...

US has dropped to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, says Pentag...

The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by Friday, a drawdown that may have v...

What’s the future of Afghanistan after trump?

Many questions are swirling about President-Elect Biden’s foreign policy upon his impending inauguration next week, but one of th...

Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envo...

Afghanistan's intelligence agency have said they foiled an attempt by an ISIS cell of four members to assassinate a US diplomat in Kabu...

Afghanistan raises ‘delay’ in India’s acceptance of envoy

More than three months after Afghanistan announced its next Ambassador to India, New Delhi has yet to grant its “Agrément&...

Synchronising efforts, says Afghanistan on NSA Ajit Doval’...

India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday made a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan for talks on strateg...

Daesh/ISIS flourishing in Afghanistan: Pakistani army

The Pakistan army on Monday alleged that the terrorist organization Daesh/ISIS is using the Afghan territories to operate against Pakis...

US Envoy Discussed Interim Govt with Afghan Politicians: S...

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the prospect of an interim government in Afghan...

2 female soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two female Afghan army soldiers were killed on Tuesday by unidentified attackers as targeted attacks continue despite the ongoing peace...

Why Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks have not reached break...

It has been almost a week since negotiators arrived back in Doha to resume a second round of peace talks between the Afghan government...

Afghan leaders sideline spokesmen in an escalating misinfo...

After Ahmad Jawad Hijri saw the wounded children in the hospital and learned of the Afghan airstrike that put them there, killing nine...

Taliban see Ghani as 'obstacle' to Afghan peace

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with the Taliban's Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C-R) and members of his negotiating team,...

Afghan defence ministry names new commanders for army in r...

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has appointed new commanders for at least three Army corps as part of the government’s reforms agen...

Afghan President rejects prospect of interim govt

The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday, referring to the recent rumors about the establishment of an interim government as an o...

Pakistan urges Afghanistan to take action against terroris...

Pakistan on Thursday urged neighboring Afghanistan to take action against terrorists after a Pakistani soldier was killed in firing fro...