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Taliban agree to reduce Afghan casualties, says US envoy

The Taliban have promised US forces to reduce casualties in Afghanistan after a wave of violence raised questions about peace talks, a...

The Trump-Taliban scandal

CBS News recently claimed that Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid endorsed American President Donald Trump’s re-election during...

Thousands flee amid fighting between Taliban and Afghan fo...

Tens of thousands of people in southern Afghanistan have fled their homes following days of heavy fighting between the Taliban and gove...

15 feared dead after two army helicopters collide in Afgha...

At least nine people – all Afghan crew and soldiers – were killed when two helicopters collided in Helmand. The two Soviet...

Pakistan, Afghanistan resetting ties: Islamabad issues ove...

Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul issued over 2,000 visas in a single day on Oct. 12, following the government’s decision to faci...

Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based': Top US ge...

The US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depend on a reduction in violence and other conditions agreed in February with t...

US forces hit Taliban with airstrikes as violence surges i...

American forces conducted over the past couple days several airstrikes in support of Afghan security forces under attack by the Taliban...

How Pakistan can help secure peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent call for enduring peace in Afghanistan, even if unoriginal, is laudatory in the presc...

Taliban cheers Trump vowing early troop withdrawal, Kabul...

The Taliban has welcomed a tweet from US President Donald Trump in which he has promised to have the last of American troops out of Afg...

The US will not fully withdraw its troops from Afghanistan

On October 7, 2001, the US launched a war in Afghanistan in the name of anti-terrorism. Ninteen years have passed.  A divided cou...

3.7 million Afghan children don't attend school

Principal Fazel Rahim says the 1,700 students in grades 1-6 at his Allah Gul Mujahid primary school just east of the Afghan capital hav...

Abdullah to Modi: Keep low profile on Afghanistan, as Paki...

The winds of the Hindu Kush are astir once again with the premeditated actions of a variety of actors from a variety of nationalities a...

Taliban, Afghanistan agree ground rules to maintain peace...

Taliban and Afghan government-backed negotiators have agreed on a broad code of conduct to advance the intra-Afghan peace talks in Qata...

Does Pakistan have a plan B for Afghanistan?

Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghan High Peace Council for National Reconciliation, was in Pakistan recently. This was his first v...

US starts dismantling 400 bases across Afghanistan

It has been revealed by the highly placed diplomatic sources that United States (US has started demolishing its medium and smaller size...

Afghan president Ghani arrives in Qatar as peace talks dra...

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has arrived in Qatar for a bilateral meeting with leaders but will not meet Taliban official...

Many obstacles remain before Afghanistan will be at peace

The 11 September launch of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha is yet to translate into formal dialogue between the Afghan government and...

Naga peace talks at a dead end?

Under the leadership of Naga National Council (NNC), Nagaland declared its independence on August 14, 1947, just one day before India&r...

'New path': Afghan peace lead wraps up Pakistan visit

Abdullah Abdullah, the man leading Afghanistan’s peace process, thanked Pakistan for efforts to forge a “new path” wi...

US ends Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands military adviser progra...

A military program that gave troops advising and language training in an effort to develop cultural experts in Central Asia shut down W...

Afghan team told to be flexible in negotiating with Taliba...

Afghanistan’s senior leadership has told its team in Doha to be flexible in negotiating with the Taliban in order to seize the op...