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Afganistan

Planned $1 billion US aid cut would hit Afghan security fo...

A planned $1 billion cut in US aid to Afghanistan would come from funds for Afghan security forces, according to three US sources, a st...

Attack on a Sikh Gurdwara: The Indian connection

The Afghan government blamed the “Pakistan-backed Haqqani network” for the attack on a Sikh Gurdwara in Kabul, last Wednesd...

What Do President Ghani’s Recent Appointments Reveal?

Over the past few days, President Ashraf Ghani has made a number of changes in government posts, including Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the fo...

Afghan president Ghani says peace process should be led by...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday proposed that his political rival Abdullah Abdullah be given the leadership role in the nation'...

Taliban ready to begin cease-fires in virus-hit Afghan are...

The Taliban said Wednesday the group was ready to declare a cease-fire in areas of Afghanistan under its control if they are hit by a c...

Afghan-Taleban prisoner exchange to begin amid coronavirus...

Afghanistan will release some Taleban prisoners this week as part of confidence building measures crucial for the success of the peace...

Ghani’s intra-Afghan dialogue team rejected: What next?

The Taliban Last week, the Afghan Taliban refused to meet a negotiating team that included Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The Tali...

Company charged millions for pro-America ads that never ai...

An information operations contractor billed the Pentagon millions of dollars for pro-US television and radio ads that never aired in Af...

6 soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Southern Afghanista...

The Taliban have attacked an Afghan National Army checkpoint in the southern province of Zabul, killing six soldiers, the Defence Minis...

Australia to manufacture Silvershield technology for Afgha...

The Australia Department of Defence and the industry are set to manufacture and deliver more than 15,000 lifesaving Silvershield units...

Will Afghanistan become a casualty of America's battle wit...

Afghanistan has had precious little luck in recent years and the eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic is another blow which may have a pro...

Taliban say will not negotiate with team announced by Afgh...

The Taliban refused to negotiate with the team announced by the Afghan government, the militant group’s spokesman said on Saturda...

Pandemic provide opportunity to speed up Afghan peace proc...

Coronavirus has spread its tentacles across the globe. The phenomenal speed with which the pandemic has spread has caught scientists by...

US envoy congratulates Afghan leaders on 'inclusive' team...

Khalilzad The US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad congratulated Afghan political and civil society leaders on Fr...

Afghan govt unveils negotiating team for Taleban talks in...

The Afghan government has finalised a 21-member team - including five women - who will negotiate with the Taleban in upcoming talks aim...

Afghanistan to release 10,000 prisoners to slow spread of...

Afghanistan will release at least 10,000 prisoners above the age of 55 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, official...

US-Taliban deal raises hopes for Afghan prisoners

On a cold late night in March 2016, hours after the Taliban fighters left Jan Mohammed's [name has been changed to protect identity] ho...

Kabul Sikh temple siege: Dozens killed in attack claimed b...

Afghan forces have killed gunmen who attacked a Sikh religious complex in the capital, Kabul, ending an hours-long siege that killed 25...

Security woes hamper Afghanistan virus fight

Located 15 kilometers east of Herat City, on the hillside of Shayedaye Mountain is the Shayedaye Hospital, where 100 beds are available...

Skype call breathes life into Taliban-Afghan peace process

The Taliban and the Afghan government held a “virtual” meeting on prisoner releases on Sunday, officials said, offering som...

Pompeo leaves Kabul, no word on power-sharing deal

The US secretary of state has left Afghanistan without saying whether he was able to broker an agreement between the country’s sq...