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Afganistan

Afghanistan attacks on eve of US-brokered peace talks unde...

At least 14 people have been killed in attacks on a mosque in northern Afghanistan and on worshippers returning from prayers in the eas...

Taliban ‘won’t allow Islamic State to operate in Afghanist...

The Taliban is not a proxy of any country and it does not want to interfere in the internal affairs of other nations, the group’s...

Taliban talks in sight as Afghan political rivals end feud

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday to end the months-long political cr...

US welcomes Afghan power-sharing deal, urges political set...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed a power-sharing deal signed Sunday (May 17) by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival A...

India has always supported traitors in Afghanistan, says T...

India should speak with the Taliban if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, b...

India should talk to Taliban if Delhi feels it will help p...

India should speak with Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan’s envoy to Washington said on...

Brutal Afghan attacks highlight limitations of US-Taliban...

Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the US-Taliban troop withdrawal pact: nothing in it obliges the Taliban to p...

Hopes for peace appear to be slipping away in Afghanistan

In the wake of a devastating attack in Kabul on Tuesday on a maternity unit that saw gunmen shoot women in labour, new mothers and thei...

COVID lockdown upends life for overlooked Afghan refugees...

Children play outside their family's shelters at Afghan refugee camp in Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb. 13, 2020. Nearly 2.5 million Afg...

Raytheon Technologies to train Afghan Air Force pilots

The US Army Contracting Command has selected Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a business of Raytheon Technologies, to train Afghanist...

Afghan forces to resume offensive operations

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered the country’s security forces Tuesday to resume offensive operations against the Taliban an...

This Afghan general fought the Taliban for Years, now he h...

Former Afghan police chief Abdul Jalil Bakhtawar As a onetime police chief of the restive province of Farah in western Afghanistan...

Afghan peace: Pakistan’s role shifted to that of a facilit...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (left) talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Peace talks with the Afghan Taliban began...

Germany to operate Israel drones in Afghanistan

The German army plans to operate a fleet of Israeli-made Heron TP drones in Afghanistan and Mali from 2021, the German Press Agency (DP...

Afghan president Ghani reaches power-sharing deal with riv...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, his political rival, have reached a deal to form a unity government, a source in t...

Ending Afghanistan’s Endless War: The Pakistan Factor

Ending Afghanistan’s endless war may lead to an endless peace process, given Afghanistan’s complicated history and politics...

Afghan govt releases 1,000 Taliban members: Security Counc...

The Afghan government has released 1,000 members of the Taliban movement and expects the group to respond by setting free government se...

Bodies of 'beaten and tortured' Afghans recovered at Iran...

Afghanistan has recovered 18 bodies of migrants who were allegedly beaten and tortured before being forced into a river by Iranian bord...

Afghanistan drawdown proceeds even as tenuous Taliban peac...

As the US continues down the perilous path to peace in Afghanistan a number of spoilers threaten to upend America’s goal to withd...

US National Guard deploys CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Afg...

Oregon National Guard soldiers and six CH-47 Chinook helicopters assigned to BRAVO 1-168 Aviation left Pendleton Wednesday en route to...

NZDF selects OMAR to clear firing ranges in Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has awarded a contract to Organisation for Mine clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR). The A...