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Afganistan

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...

Afghanistan’s security problems are bigger than just the T...

Early Wednesday morning, a convoy escorting Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh was the apparent target of a bombing. Coming ami...

Prisoner release issue continues to impede intra-Afghan ta...

The Afghan government has deliberately delayed the release of Taliban prisoners to impede the so-called intra-Afghan talks, Taliban off...

Taliban fighters attack previously spared Afghan province

For the first time in two decades of conflict in Afghanistan, a historically secure province, Panjshir, has come under attack. Authorit...

Islamophobia & Bollywood threaten India's popularity in Af...

According to a 2015 Gallup poll, India was the most loved country in Afghanistan, where the former's approval rating was at 62%. Five y...

China offers Taliban road network in exchange for peace

China has offered to build a road network for the Taliban if they can ensure peace in Afghanistan after the US military withdrawal, acc...

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan sign agreement on powe...

Kabul, Ashgabat and Islamabad have agreed on a project to transmit power from Turkmenistan to energy-starving Pakistan through Afghanis...

Taliban name cleric as chief negotiator for Afghan peace t...

Afghanistan’s warring factions are set to begin their first direct peace talks early next week in Qatar amid US-led international...

India’s ambitions towards Afghanistan receive a jolt

Fighters for the Northern Alliance, an anti-Taliban militia, headed to the front lines near the besieged Taliban stronghold of Kund...

Afghan peace talks set to begin as prisoner swap is nearly...

The Afghan government said that a repeatedly stalled prisoner swap with the Taliban had largely been completed on Thursday, potentially...

Afghan gov't may free Taliban prisoners, send delegation t...

The Afghan government will free all remaining Taliban prisoners later on Wednesday, and the government delegation is scheduled to leave...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to boost border coordination

Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed on Monday to enhance coordination among border forces amid growing incidents of deadly cross-border she...

Pakistan, Afghanistan officials hold talks on security, bi...

A Pakistani diplomatic delegation on Monday arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan officials over bilateral ties and security issues be...