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Afghan government, Taliban agree to accelerate peace talks...

The Afghan government and the Taliban have agreed to accelerate peace talks after Russia hosted an international conference aimed at re...

Departure of foreign contractors from Afghanistan may be ‘...

The departure of thousands of foreign contractors from Afghanistan by 1 May, as stipulated in the February 2020 conditions-based US-Tal...

Afghanistan ready to discuss 'any topic' with Taliban: Dr...

Head of the Afghan peace council Dr Abdullah Abdullah has said that the Afghan government is ready to discuss "any topics" with the Tal...

Russia hosts Afghan peace conference, hoping to boost talk...

Former President Hamid Karzai, left, and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, second right, attend an international peace c...

Turkish defense chief joins NATO meeting on Afghanistan

Turkey’s national defense minister on Wednesday virtually attended a NATO-led meeting on Afghanistan, a country whose struggle fo...

Why the US recognises Russia as a key player in the Afghan...

US Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will attend Thursday’s Afghan peace talks in Moscow in the strongest sign yet of...

US may miss May 1 deadline to exit Afghanistan, warns Pres...

US President Joe Biden has said that it would be "tough" to meet the deadline to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by May 1, as...

'Music is my life': ban on schoolgirls singing in Afghanis...

Maram Abdallah, 18, a pianist, said she has had to fight her family’s conservative attitudes to be able to play music. Photogra...

What Biden and Blinken don't want to tell Americans about...

Americans must face a harsh reality -- US troops will need to stay in Afghanistan for a very long time. That's probably not what Presid...

Qatar to join Afghan peace talks in Moscow: Official

Qatar will attend a Russia-sponsored summit this week to discuss the future of war-ravaged Afghanistan, a senior official said in a sta...

Afghanistan: the end game

It appears that the Americans may be finally heading towards spelling out the terms on which they would end their two-decade long invol...

Khalilzad back in Kabul after meeting Taliban in Qatar

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was back in Kabul on Monday where he met with Afghan leaders, including President Ashraf Ghani and Ch...

Afghan officials reverse ban on girls singing after social...

Afghanistan continues to be one of the most oppressive countries for women despite decades of international aid.PHOTO: EPA-EFE A b...

US has 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than it disclosed

Facing a high-stakes choice and running out of time to make it, the Biden administration is wrestling with whether to follow through wi...

Taliban expresses scepticism over interim Afghan gov’t pro...

Under the proposal, the national parliament could either be expanded to include Taliban members or suspended until after an election...

Afghanistan pins hopes for peace on Turkey talks

Hailing “valuable and trusted friend” Turkey for its willingness to host peace talks, Afghanistan on Sunday said the meetin...

Russia backs plans for Afghanistan interim rule with talib...

Russia said Friday it backed the Taliban’s integration into a future interim government in Afghanistan, as global powers ramped u...

Washington makes a last-ditch effort for peace in Afghanis...

Last week, an Afghan TV channel published a letter from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani articulat...

The leaked US plan to end the war in AfghanistanThe leaked...

A leaked State Department document presents the clearest picture yet of a political settlement to the Afghan conflict that would satisf...

Ban on Afghan schoolgirls singing in public slammed

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Education said the decision was made after parents complained that students had too much schoolwor...

India not part of Russian meet on Afghanistan

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova. File Photo   | Photo Credit: AP Expanded ‘Troika’ inc...