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Afganistan

UN: Afghan economic collapse 'approaching a point of irrev...

Taliban lacks international recognition six months after overrunning Kabul as the last US-led international troops departed, ending 2...

Children on the edge of life: Afghanistan's innocent victi...

Harija, 6, lives with her parents and five siblings in a tiny two-room house made of compacted earth in a remote desert communit...

Taliban struggle to maintain unity six months into their r...

Members of the Uzbek Taliban are seen in Afghanistan’s northern Jowzjan province on Jan. 27.STEFANIE GLINSKI FOR FOREIGN POLICY...

Afghan Taliban arrests dozens in house-to-house sweeps

Over 60,000 rounds of ammunition were uncovered, as well as 13 armored vehicles and 13 tons of gunpowder and explosives. (Reuters)...

Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley under risk of collapse as exc...

The rapid construction work and excavations on the UNESCO World Heritage site are contributing to the destruction of the already frag...

US allows transactions with Afghanistan despite sanctions

WASHINGTON: The US has issued new rules allowing most commercial and financial transactions with Afghanistan that could kick-start the...

Food aplenty in Kabul's shops, but few buyers

A man sits at the entrance of his shop in Kabul on Feb. 8.   © AP KABUL -- When the Taliban took over Kabul in...

Edhi team reaches Afghanistan to provide aid

PESHAWAR: A team from the Edhi Foundation has reached Afghanistan for extending help to the distressed people of the war-torn country....

Abandoned US arms fueling militancy in Pakistan

Baloch rebels in Pakistan have gained access to advanced US and NATO weaponry. Image: Facebook/Getty PESHAWAR – Sophisticate...

Taliban to create Afghanistan ‘grand army’ with old regime...

Members of the Taliban Badri 313 unit stand guard as newly recruited Taliban members who graduated from the Islamic Javadiya Madrassa...

UNICEF to pay stipend to Afghan teachers as ’emergency sup...

Afghan students attend classes at a private school on the outskirts of capital Kabul [File: Wakil Kohsar/AFP] The United Nations c...

Brits, American detained by Afghanistan's Taliban

Peter Jouvenal, a former freelance cameraman turned businessman, was taken on December 13, according to his wife. (AP) Afghanistan...

The world needs to step up support for Afghan refugee educ...

Pakistan is home to 1.44 million registered Afghan refugees, and a further 600,000 unregistered Afghan refugees, many of whom have been...

A cash crunch is crippling Afghanistan

The International Rescue Committee, a big ngo, helps displaced Afghans with cash, clean water and tents to shelter in. It pro...

The Taliban takeover and militancy in South Asia

February 15 marked six months since the Taliban’s rapid takeover and control of Kabul following the U.S. and NATO troop withdrawa...

‘What is our fault?’: Afghans wonder why they should pay f...

For Rizakullah, taking money that belongs to Afghans to pay the families of 9/11 victims, while the country faces widespread hunger, is...

How a Soviet intelligence officer became a Muslim and an A...

The 56-year-old Sherefovic Hakimov, a former Soviet military personnel, no longer identifies himself as Russian. He lives in Afghanista...

Biden hammers a $7 billion nail into Afghanistan’s coffin

On February 11, President Joe Biden issued an executive order regarding the Afghanistan Central Bank’s funds. This exercise in au...

Biden’s bank heist

If there was ever a scale for imperial thievery, the past few centuries run the range: there was Clive and Rhodes and of course Leopold...

China to soldier on in Pakistan despite attacks

Balochistan Liberation Army fighters at an undisclosed location in a file photo. Image: Facebook PESHAWAR – Despite facing l...

Hamid Karzai: US transfer of Afghan funds to 9/11 victims...

Karzai rejects "unjust and unfair" US order, saying Afghans have also been victims of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (AP) Afghan...