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Afganistan

Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link with eye on trade

The leaders of Iran and Afghanistan on Thursday inaugurated the first railway link between the two countries, expressing hope it would...

21-point code of conduct hailed as breakthrough in Afghan...

Negotiation teams from the Afghan government and the Taliban have agreed to refer differences in interpretation of Sharia law to a join...

NATO should probe war crimes if it cares about human right...

US-led coalition forces entered Afghanistan with the narrative of the "war on terror" following the September 11 attacks in New York Ci...

US leaves behind Afghan bases, and a legacy of land disput...

At harvest time, as neighbors and relatives reap their crops, 80-year-old Jamal Khan can only look in despair on the plot of land that...

Afghan civilian deaths from US air raids rose by more than...

Deaths of Afghan civilians in air raids carried out by the United States and its allies “increased dramatically” since 2017...

Afghan negotiators prepared for 'serious' talks Wednesday:...

Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghanistan’s High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR), on Tuesday said that the negotiato...

What’s Russia’s aim in Afghanistan?

On November 24, 2020, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a video message to the participants of the Geneva International Confer...

Give-and-take to be required in intra-Afghan negotiations...

Political representatives of the Afghan Taliban and the Afghan government started discussions to prepare an agenda for the intra-Afghan...

Taliban peace achievable: Afghan official

Security forces take part in an ongoing operation against Taliban militants in Sarkari Bagh in Arghandad district of Kandahar provinc...

The US is so desperate to leave Afghanistan that it’s aban...

The United States responded to the 9/11 attacks by terminating the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and quashing al-Qaida. At the time the...

Afghans embrace China’s humanitarian cartoon, demand Aussi...

China and Australia are now in a brawl after Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian had posted on Twitter a satirical cartoo...

Will stabilising Afghanistan promise regional influence to...

As the great powers deepen their presence in South Asia, all eyes are on Afghanistan. The two major powers are Russia and China. Both h...

Afghan gov’t, Taliban announce breakthrough deal in peace...

Afghan government and Taliban representatives said they have reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first writt...

NATO mulls its future in Afghanistan as US draws down troo...

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that the military alliance is grappling with a dilemma over its future in Afghanist...

Afghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking f...

Afghan civil society leaders have reacted with disgust to photographs of an Australian special forces soldier drinking alcohol from the...

Doha talks entering new phase, says negotiator Fawzia Koof...

Peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi on Monday said the Doha talks have entered a new phase, but she did not offer further details.  A 2...

Afghanistan: 34 people killed in two suicide bombings

At least 34 people have been killed in two separate suicide bombings that targeted a military base and a provincial chief. In eastern...

China demands probe into Aussies’ crimes in Afghanistan

China on Friday termed alleged war crimes by special Australian forces in war-torn Afghanistan a “hypocrisy” of those &ldqu...

The case for getting out of Afghanistan now

Americans are "not a people of perpetual war," Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller wrote in his introductory memo to the Defens...

Donors pledge billions to Afghanistan, but with strings at...

International donors have pledged billions of dollars in civilian aid for Afghanistan, but many imposed tough conditions pending on pro...

China offers cooperation with ‘new US administration’ afte...

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-US Vice-President Joe Biden during an arrival ceremony in Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on...