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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...

Russia invites Pakistan to meeting on Afghan peace

A car with a Pakistani flag waits for Pakistani Minister Imran Khan outside the Great Hall of the People during his visit in Beijing,...

US proposes Afghanistan government enter interim power-sha...

The Biden administration has proposed to the Afghan government that they enter an interim power-sharing agreement with the Taliban in a...

Afghan TV station 'can't hire women' over security fears a...

Relatives carry the coffin of Sadia Sadat, one of three female Afghan journalists killed on 2 March, during her funeral in Jalalabad....

US seeks Pakistan's help over new 'Afghan peace plan’

The US special envoy for Afghanistan shared with Pakistan the new strategy of the Biden administration, seeking national elections unde...

US says decision unclear on May 1 ‘force posture’ in Afgha...

A handout photo made available by the US Army shows soldiers from the 1-108th Cavalry Regiment of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Te...

Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 ye...

The scene of a bomb in Lashkar Gah yesterday targeting a senior security official. Three people were killed. Photograph: Watan Yar/EP...

Renewed US push for Afghan peace faces objection by Kabul

FILE - Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar, bottom right, speaks during peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban...

Billions of US dollars wasted in Afghanistan

Since 2008, various U.S. government agencies have constructed or procured nearly $7.8 billion in capital assets in Afghanistan. Of that...

Three female media workers shot dead in Afghanistan

Afghan security officials at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jalalabad. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA Three women w...

Stay, go, delay: Joe Biden is trapped and has no good choi...

US soldiers, deployed to train Afghan forces, in Herat. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA Of all the foreign hazards, snares, pitfalls...

US envoy in Kabul as questions over troop withdrawal swirl

The US special envoy to Afghanistan touched down in Kabul on Monday for meetings with local officials in a bid to revive a flagging pea...

China ‘to provide 400,000 COVID vaccine doses’ to Afghanis...

China has pledged to deliver 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in a boost for...