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Afganistan

Afghan govt, Taliban blame each other for rising violence

Amid the ongoing efforts to start the peace negotiations in Doha, the Taliban and the Afghan government are blaming each other for cond...

China’s stake in the Afghan peace process

China’s President Xi Jinping and Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah Negotiations between the Afghan govern...

Afghan Taliban on China’s side: Should India be worried?

Behind the facade of the US as a superpower is also a dark underbelly – one that is not so visible in the mainstream media or pri...

Taliban, Afghan negotiators far apart on basic issues

The Afghan government and Taliban remain far apart on even the most basic issues a week into talks meant to end two decades of war that...

Afghanistan: Hekmatyar ready to join hands with Taliban

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, veteran Afghan mujahideen leader and head of the Hezb-e-Islami party, has expressed his willingness to form an all...

Despite Kabul-Taliban talks, Afghan peace process is still...

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan On September 12, the Afghan government and the Taliban s...

Civilians killed in Afghan gov't air raids, says Kunduz of...

A local official in northeastern Afghanistan has said at least 11 civilians were killed in twin air raids that the government said targ...

Afghanistan receives additional Super Tucanos

Afghanistan has received a further four Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)-Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack turboprop aircraft, with...

Pakistan to set up 18 markets along Afghan, Iran border

Pakistan will establish 18 markets along its border with Iran and Afghanistan, according to a statement from Pakistan. The decision wa...

Peace in Afghanistan is impossible without an inclusive ap...

On 29 February, an agreement was signed between the United States of America and the Taliban in Doha, clearing the way for a National P...

When the Taliban came face-to-face with the Afghan governm...

Six members were waiting as the doors opened and their counterparts entered the room. It was an awkward moment. After nearly 20 years...

Pakistan's role in intra-Afghan talks 'crucial': Experts

Pakistan has played a behind-the-scenes but crucial role in courting the Afghan Taliban for long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks, aimi...

Afghanistan secures a coveted seat at the UN women's commi...

Afghanistan has secured a seat at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the first time in its history, the Sou...

US special envoy meets with Pakistan Army chief

US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Pakistan Army chief on Monday to discuss the ongoing intra-Afghan peace...

No exit from India’s Afghanistan dilemma?

Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar remotely addressed participants at the inaugural day of the intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha on...

Afghan forces, Taliban continue to clash even as peace tal...

Taliban and Afghan government forces clashed across Afghanistan hours after the start of long-awaited peace talks in Doha on Saturday,...

Pakistan to relax visa rules for Afghan nationals

Pakistan will announce a relaxed-visa policy for Afghan nationals particularly students, businessmen, investors, and patients, Pakistan...

Afghan peace talks open with calls for ceasefire, women’s...

Taleban delegates during talks between the Afghan government and Taleban insurgents in Doha on Sept 12, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS Afghan...

Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar

After nearly two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands, peace talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban have...

Afghan peace talks begin this week

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are expected to begin on Saturday in Doha, Qatar, officials announced on Thur...

Afghanistan situation ‘remains tense’, Putin says

During a meeting with the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Wednesday, Russia President Vladimir Putin said...