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Afganistan

US outruns regional states in race for Kabul

Taliban supporters gather to celebrate the US withdrawal of all its troops out of Afghanistan in Kandahar on September 1, 2021, follo...

US allows international banks to transfer aid money to Afg...

Billions of dollars in Afghan central bank reserves and international development aid are frozen. (AP) International banks can tra...

Afghan universities reopen with trickle of women attending

Taliban fighters stand guard at the main gate of Laghman University in Laghman province on 2 February, 2022AFP Some public univers...

More Chinese food aid bound for distressed Afghanistan

Train with around 500 tonnes of wheat, sugar, cooking oil and potato processing equipment prepares to leave Xinjiang for Afghanistan....

Taliban to reopen public universities in Afghanistan

Taliban took over the country on August 15 as foreign forces withdrew and the Western-backed government collapsed. (Reuters) Afgha...

More than 100 ex-government, security employees killed sin...

Taliban fighters patrol along a street in Kabul earlier this month. The UN says more than 100 former Afghan government and security e...

Afghans are more pessimistic about their future than ever

When afghans were asked in 2016 to rate their lives on a scale of zero to ten, with zero representing the “worst possible li...

Qatar, Turkiye, Taliban agree on 'key issues' over Kabul a...

Qatar says the meeting in Doha came as a continuation of previous talks, the latest round of which took place in Kabul last week. (AA...

Iran and Russia play double-game in Afghanistan, protectin...

It was recently Tehran's turn to host peace talks between Afghanistan’s political leaders following unsuccessful efforts in Doha,...

India & Central Asian countries form working group on Afgh...

India along with five Central Asian countries have decided to establish a Joint Working Group on Afghanistan, said an official stateme...

‘It’s a joke’: left-behind Afghans despair at dog rescue r...

British citizens and dual nationals boarding a military plane at Kabul airport in August. Despite years of service, Asif was told he...

US university’s anti-caste discrimination policy discrimin...

People walk on the California State University’s Long Beach campus. Photo: AFP A recent move by California State University...

Afghanistan: The West co-opts the Taliban

Taliban delegation led by acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met with Western diplomats, Oslo, Norway, January 24, 2022 The...

Taliban praises 'very well' meeting with Western diplomats...

Taliban is demanding that $10 billion frozen by the United States and other Western countries be released, but there is no agreemen...

Taliban, Western officials meet in Oslo to discuss Afghani...

International special representatives and the Taliban delegates meet at the Soria Moria hotel in Oslo [Stian Lysberg Solum/pool via E...

Former Afghan advisor: Biden’s withdrawal was the ‘Tipping...

Hamdullah Mohib, then-Afghanistan’s newly appointed national security advisor, listens to national songs during the change-of-c...

Indian wheat supply to Afghanistan via Pakistan to start e...

Representative image. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: The supply of 50,000 metric tonnes of Indian wheat for Afghanistan will likel...

Afghanistan’s last Sikhs in a dilemma: To stay or leave

An Afghan Sikh priest praying at the Karte Parwan Gurdwara temple in Kabul [Mohd Rasfan/AFP] The caretaker of Kabul’s last S...

Taliban hit back at Biden’s claims on divisions among Afgh...

Only united nations can expel invaders and bring down powerful empires, the interim Taliban government said on Friday, rebuffing US Pre...

800 year old Afghan minaret about to collapse after quakes

An 800-year-old minaret considered one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in Afghanistan was damaged by two earthquakes thi...

Reopening schools may be the last hope for Afghanistan

Afghan girls pictured as they step out of their respective classes, in a school in Kandahar, on Sept 26, 2021. PHOTO: AFP The...