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Afganistan

Taliban says it shot down a US spy plane in Afghanistan

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the downing of a “special American aircraft” flying over Afghanistan on what it...

Afghan forces launch air, ground attacks on Taliban, killi...

Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fight...

Afghanistan Talks: Will US-Iran conflict affect the outcom...

Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Office spokesman It is reported that US-Taliban talks are once again reaching a conclusive stage. Wi...

Nearly half of Afghans want US troops out after Taliban pe...

Nearly half of all Afghans want US and NATO troops to leave Afghanistan once a peace deal to end the country’s 18-year war is sig...

Afghanistan is ready for major US troop reduction, says Gh...

Afghanistan is prepared for a major reduction in United States forces there, President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday, adding that he ha...

Iran expands support for Taliban, targets US troops in Afg...

Escalating US-Iran tensions mean Afghanistan, which shares a border with Iran, could be the next proxy battleground between Washington...

Afghan CEO Abdullah condemns handling of peace talks

In a clear sign of internal rift, Afghan government's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday criticized official handling of the p...

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to “scale down” m...

The missing links in the Afghan peace process

William Zartman, the renowned scholar of conflict and peace studies, says that parties to a conflict agree to negotiate when they are f...

US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: FM...

Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said United States must remain engaged in Afghanistan's reconstruction even...

Afghanistan successful in obliterating Daesh threat from i...

Afghanistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib said on Wednesday, violence and terrorism have no constituencies in Afgha...

Implications of Soleimani killing on Afghan security

If Iran goes to war with the United States in retaliation for the killing of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, it will lose, as the...

Afghan military helicopter crash kills 2

An Afghan military helicopter crashed on Wednesday in the country's western Farah province, killing the two pilots on board, a defense...

Afghan peace talks at risk amid rising US-Iran confrontati...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo The escalation between the United States and Iran over...

Regional confrontations spark fears of proxy war in Afghan...

Hundreds of people in western Herat province on Tuesday took out to the streets, expressing worries over the recent tension between US...

Afghanistan fears violence in region after Iranian general...

Afghanistan has expressed concern over a possible increase in violence in the region after the killing of an Iranian general in Iraq on...

Killing of Soleimani puts Afghanistan in tight spot

The assassination of a top Iranian commander by the US has put neighboring Afghanistan in a precarious situation to walk a tight rope o...

Withdraw from Afghanistan, ceasefire or not

About 14,000 American soldiers were absent from their family Christmas dinner tables this holiday season. But they could be back with t...

US combat deaths in Afghanistan highest in years

Seventeen service members died in Afghanistan in 2019, the highest number since 2015, according to a year-end tally compiled by the Dep...

Taliban unbound?

After having fought a flawed war in Afghanistan for 18 years — termed by scholars Samuel Moyn and Stephen Wertheim as “the...

US GENERAL DEFENDS AFGHAN WAR, SAYS OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley defended the 18-year war in Afghanistan, saying that the war in Afghanistan has achieved its o...