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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...

Afghan Peace Process analysis: Factors and Possible Outcom...

After years of war, the Afghan situation seems poised towards a trajectory to uncomfortable peace. The situation is tense and uncomfort...

After Nepal, Bhutan, now Afghanistan & Maldives pledge sup...

Afghanistan and Maldives Saturday said they will be contributing $1 million and $2,00,000, respectively, to the ‘SAARC (South Asi...

US diplomats urge Afghans to set political squabbles aside

Ashraf Ghani and Zalmay Khalilzad American diplomats took to Twitter this week to urge the Afghan government to move ahead with p...

At least 24 Afghan security forces killed in insider attac...

At least two dozen Afghan security forces were killed Friday in an insider attack on their base in southern Afghanistan, officials told...

US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates new arrivals

The coronavirus is throwing a wrench into American plans to exits it’s longest war serving as a potential spoiler for peace. The...

Coronavirus disrupts troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

The US commander in Afghanistan is halting American and allied troops from entering Afghanistan and, in turn, preventing some troops fr...

War-ravaged Afghanistan battles a new threat: coronavirus

With 22 verified cases so far, Afghanistan is still among the countries with a relatively low rate of coronavirus cases. However, the o...

Afghan govt postpones prisoner release, endangers deal

President Ashraf Ghani The Afghan government Saturday postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners, an Afghan official said, a...

Standoff between Afghan President Ghani and rival Abdullah...

Ghani and Abdullah The most dangerous place in the Afghan capital today isn’t under threat from Taliban or Islamic State in...

Ashraf Ghani vs Abdullah Abdullah: Afghanistan’s crisis a...

In the backdrop of unending violence, bloodletting and mayhem, two parallel oath-taking ceremonies provided comic relief to the citizen...

India left with limited strategic options post US withdraw...

The February 29 Doha Peace Deal between the United States and the Taliban to end the two-decade-long war in Afghanistan gained momentum...

Fail-safe exit for America, but a worry for India

The recently negotiated peace deal between the United States and the Taliban is unlikely to bring peace to Afghanistan, is geopolitical...

No deal on Afghan offer to free 1,500 Taliban

The Taliban rejected the Afghan government’s attempt to resolve a spiralling crisis over the release of insurgent prisoners Wedne...

Inauguration of 2 presidents: Afghanistan’s constitutional...

Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah during their separate swearing in ceremonies Empirical literature almost unanimously agrees tha...

Taliban rejects Afghan government's phased release of pris...

Suhail Shaheen Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's decision to release prisoners in phased manner has come under criticism from the Ta...

President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban fighters

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners as a move to launch direct talks with the armed gr...

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders’ feud

The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the US military said on Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal w...

Wild week after deal leaves Afghans’ fate unclear

A US-Taliban deal that was supposed to kick start peace talks between the insurgents and the Kabul government is looking flimsier by th...