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Afganistan

Rejecting US peace plan, Afghan president to offer electio...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will propose a new presidential election within six months, under a peace plan he will put forward as a c...

US to consult with NATO allies on Afghanistan pullout plan...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attend a news conference at a NATO Foreign...

Afghan Foreign Minister in India for talks

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Mohammed Haneef Atmar arrived in New Delhi on Monday for a three-day visit to discuss,...

Does Biden really want to end the forever wars?

US Marines and Afghan commandos in Afghanistan in 2017   “A decade of war is now ending,” proclaimed the Ame...

US defense chief visits Afghanistan and meets President Gh...

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin walks on the red carpet with acting-Afghan Minister of Defense Yasin Zia as they review an honor...

Why is it so tough to leave Afghanistan?

Illustration by The New York Times; photographs by Erin Scott for The New York Times and Getty Images As his two predecessors did,...

7 Killed in Various Security Incidents in Kabul in 24 Hour...

At least seven people were killed and three more were wounded in various security incidents in Kabul in the last 24 hours....

Afghanistan dismisses interior minister amid attacks, peac...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani dismissed Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi, the national security council said in a statement on Friday,...

Taliban gains weigh heavy on Joe Biden's Afghanistan dilem...

The Taliban capture of Almar may have finally come with a rapid government collapse, but it had been a long time in the making. Weeks...

Afghan government, Taliban agree to accelerate peace talks...

The Afghan government and the Taliban have agreed to accelerate peace talks after Russia hosted an international conference aimed at re...

Departure of foreign contractors from Afghanistan may be ‘...

The departure of thousands of foreign contractors from Afghanistan by 1 May, as stipulated in the February 2020 conditions-based US-Tal...

Afghanistan ready to discuss 'any topic' with Taliban: Dr...

Head of the Afghan peace council Dr Abdullah Abdullah has said that the Afghan government is ready to discuss "any topics" with the Tal...

Russia hosts Afghan peace conference, hoping to boost talk...

Former President Hamid Karzai, left, and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, second right, attend an international peace c...

Turkish defense chief joins NATO meeting on Afghanistan

Turkey’s national defense minister on Wednesday virtually attended a NATO-led meeting on Afghanistan, a country whose struggle fo...

Why the US recognises Russia as a key player in the Afghan...

US Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will attend Thursday’s Afghan peace talks in Moscow in the strongest sign yet of...

US may miss May 1 deadline to exit Afghanistan, warns Pres...

US President Joe Biden has said that it would be "tough" to meet the deadline to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by May 1, as...

'Music is my life': ban on schoolgirls singing in Afghanis...

Maram Abdallah, 18, a pianist, said she has had to fight her family’s conservative attitudes to be able to play music. Photogra...

What Biden and Blinken don't want to tell Americans about...

Americans must face a harsh reality -- US troops will need to stay in Afghanistan for a very long time. That's probably not what Presid...

Qatar to join Afghan peace talks in Moscow: Official

Qatar will attend a Russia-sponsored summit this week to discuss the future of war-ravaged Afghanistan, a senior official said in a sta...

Afghanistan: the end game

It appears that the Americans may be finally heading towards spelling out the terms on which they would end their two-decade long invol...

Khalilzad back in Kabul after meeting Taliban in Qatar

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was back in Kabul on Monday where he met with Afghan leaders, including President Ashraf Ghani and Ch...