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Afganistan

Wave of attacks across Afghanistan leaves at least 17 dead

Awave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday left at least 17 dead and wounded scores, officials said, including a Taliban truck bomb...

China pushes Pakistan to open trade routes with Afghanista...

The border post in Torkham, Pakistan, in December 2019. The Khyber Pass Economic Corridor project includes construction of a 48km fou...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to hold key bilateral talks next wee...

Pakistani and Afghan officials will hold a wide range of talks early next week in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to review cooperati...

Taliban has finalised negotiating team for intra-Afghan ta...

The Taliban chief has finalised a negotiating team that is to have decision-making powers in upcoming intra-Afghan negotiations, a top...

Afghan Taliban visit Pakistan to discuss peace process

A delegation from the Afghan Taliban is arriving in Pakistan to discuss the ongoing peace process with the Pakistani leadership ahead o...

With delay in Afghan peace talks, a creeping sense of ‘sie...

Mornings in the city begin with “sticky bombs,” explosives slapped onto vehicles that go up in flames. With night comes the...

Afghanistan, Pakistan reopen key border crossing

After a six-month closure, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday resumed cross-border movement of passengers on the busy Chaman-Spin Bolda...

Fresh Afghan violence kills 34 combatants, civilians

Officials in Afghanistan say clashes between security forces and the Taliban insurgency, and a roadside bomb blast have killed about th...

Iran denies Taliban were paid bounties to target US troops...

Iran on Tuesday denied reports it paid Taliban fighters to target U.S. forces and allies in Afghanistan. In a statement carried by Ira...

France asks Afghans not to free Taliban who killed its cit...

France has objected to the release of three men jailed for the murders of French nationals in Afghanistan as part of Kabul's decision t...

Afghan women's rights trailblazer survives gun attack

Trailblazing Afghan women's rights campaigner Fawzia Koofi, a member of the negotiating team that will hold peace talks with the Taliba...

Afghan troops conduct military drill near Durand Line

Afghan security forces have conducted military drill in the Kosarai locality of Goshta district in eastern Nangarhar province, the Mini...

Should China’s Afghan outreach worry India?

New Delhi’s engagement with Kabul has seen a positive arc since the overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001. Subsequent governmen...

Will the US withdrawal from Afghanistan put the Taliban in...

The endurance reflected in the oft-quoted Taliban taunt to the Americans, ‘You have the watches, but we have the time’, is...

With final prisoner release, Afghanistan takes a giant ste...

The Afghan Loya Jirga (grand assembly) approved the release of 400 Taliban prisoners on Sunday, and President Ashraf Ghani endorsed the...

Afghan peace talks near after prisoner release agreed

The Afghan government and the Taliban are “on the verge of peace talks” after thousands of prominent Afghans approved the r...

Pentagon not confirming any plans to halve US troops in Af...

The Pentagon’s top spokesman said Thursday that the Defense Department is hopeful that peace talks in Afghanistan will play out a...

Pompeo, Taliban's Baradar discuss Afghan peace process

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a video meeting with the Taliban's chief negotiator, Mullah Baradar Akhund, to discuss the state...

Gunmen storm prison in Afghanistan, killing at least 29

At least 29 people have been killed in ongoing fighting between Afghan security forces and gunmen who raided a jail overnight in an att...

Afghan Taliban announce 3-day cease-fire on Eid

The Taliban on Tuesday announced a three-day cease-fire in Afghanistan during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, starting from July 31...

Thousands of anti-Pakistan militants in Afghanistan, says...

A U.N. report says more than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents are hiding in Afghanistan, most belonging to the outlawed Pakistani Taliban gro...