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Afganistan

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...

Taliban accuses Afghan govt of recapturing freed prisoners

The Taliban has accused the Afghanistan government of recapturing previously released prisoners from its ranks, an allegation rejected...

Afghanistan proposes referendum to gauge public mood

Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister on Thursday proposed a referendum or some other engagement to allow the public to voice t...

Airstrikes in Afghanistan kill 45 civilians and Taliban fi...

Airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan killed 45 people, including civilians and Taliban, local officials said on Wednesday. Ali Ahmad Faqi...

Afghan fighting rages as prisoner swap dispute remains uns...

Taliban prisoners are released from Bagram Prison in Parwan province, Afghanistan, May 26, 2020 Fresh clashes between government f...

Number of US troops in Afghanistan drops to 8,600 as Talib...

The Taliban have put the son of the movement’s feared founder in charge of their military wing and added several powerful figures...

$174 million Afghan drone program is riddled with problems...

A watchdog report on Thursday harshly criticized a $174 million Pentagon drone program that was meant to give Afghan forces an advantag...

72 Taliban killed as violence rages in Afghanistan

As violence surges across the country, Afghan security forces on Friday said at least 72 Taliban militants, including four top commande...

The man who drove the US out of Afghanistan

US Afghanistan war casualties arrive at Dover Air Base in the United States The first time Mullah Ibrahim Sadar confronted US forc...

Taliban says it freed 845 Afghan forces, 'fully committed'...

The Taliban said Thursday it has already released 845 Afghan security forces under an ongoing prisoner swap with the Kabul government a...

US closes 5 military bases in Afghanistan as part of Talib...

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the US has withdrawn from five bases in Afghanistan and reduced the size of its forces there as par...

British army to cut armored vehicles acquired for war in A...

The British army intends to cull massive armored trucks using during the war in Afghanistan because, officials say, they have no practi...

Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intelligence compound ki...

Taliban fighters clashed with security forces following a car bomb blast at a government compound in northern Afghanistan, killing 11 p...

Taliban say have no intention to end hostilities before in...

The Taliban are not going to stop hostilities before intra-Afghan talks, viewing any calls for a ceasefire in absence of negotiations a...

Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards sca...

In an exclusive interview, an official with the Taliban's political office in Doha, Qatar has denied allegations that Russia offered mo...

Afghanistan peace hopes remain in the balance

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is this week briefing foreign governments on the preparations for peace talks with the Taliban. While the...

Afghan govt to release more Taliban prisoners in hope of g...

Hoping to take peace talks forward, Afghanistan government has decided to release more Taliban prisoners after the militant group hande...

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan seek 'orderly' US withdrawal...

Pakistan, Afghanistan and China on Tuesday called for an "orderly, responsible and condition based" withdrawal of the US-led foreign fo...

Afghanistan seeks regional support for peace

The Afghan president on Monday warned the peace process in the country might face “serious challenges" if the Taliban continued w...