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Ban on Afghan schoolgirls singing in public slammed

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Education said the decision was made after parents complained that students had too much schoolwor...

India not part of Russian meet on Afghanistan

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova. File Photo   | Photo Credit: AP Expanded ‘Troika’ inc...

Russia invites Pakistan to meeting on Afghan peace

A car with a Pakistani flag waits for Pakistani Minister Imran Khan outside the Great Hall of the People during his visit in Beijing,...

US proposes Afghanistan government enter interim power-sha...

The Biden administration has proposed to the Afghan government that they enter an interim power-sharing agreement with the Taliban in a...

Afghan TV station 'can't hire women' over security fears a...

Relatives carry the coffin of Sadia Sadat, one of three female Afghan journalists killed on 2 March, during her funeral in Jalalabad....

US seeks Pakistan's help over new 'Afghan peace plan’

The US special envoy for Afghanistan shared with Pakistan the new strategy of the Biden administration, seeking national elections unde...

US says decision unclear on May 1 ‘force posture’ in Afgha...

A handout photo made available by the US Army shows soldiers from the 1-108th Cavalry Regiment of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Te...

Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 ye...

The scene of a bomb in Lashkar Gah yesterday targeting a senior security official. Three people were killed. Photograph: Watan Yar/EP...

Renewed US push for Afghan peace faces objection by Kabul

FILE - Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar, bottom right, speaks during peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban...

Billions of US dollars wasted in Afghanistan

Since 2008, various U.S. government agencies have constructed or procured nearly $7.8 billion in capital assets in Afghanistan. Of that...

Three female media workers shot dead in Afghanistan

Afghan security officials at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jalalabad. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA Three women w...

Stay, go, delay: Joe Biden is trapped and has no good choi...

US soldiers, deployed to train Afghan forces, in Herat. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA Of all the foreign hazards, snares, pitfalls...

US envoy in Kabul as questions over troop withdrawal swirl

The US special envoy to Afghanistan touched down in Kabul on Monday for meetings with local officials in a bid to revive a flagging pea...

China ‘to provide 400,000 COVID vaccine doses’ to Afghanis...

China has pledged to deliver 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in a boost for...

A year to Doha accord - Afghan Taliban urge US to ‘honour...

  A Taliban delegation holds a press conference after a meeting with Zamir Kabulov. PHOTO: AFP In a statement issued on...

Afghanistan marks National Day of Armed Forces

Afghanistan on Saturday marked the National Day of Armed Forces as the security forces keep fighting a Taliban-led insurgency, the stat...

At pivotal moment in Afghanistan war, Biden weighs a dilem...

America’s longest war is approaching a crossroads. President Joe Biden’s choices in Afghanistan boil down to this: withdra...

Pakistan-Afghanistan border fence, a step in the right dir...

A view of the border fence outside the Kitton outpost on the border with Afghanistan in North Waziristan, Pakistan October 18, 2017...

Peace agreement and American options in Afghanistan

The Janus-faced pseudo Afghanistan analyst community — local and foreign — is in overdrive telling all and sundry about the...

What’s behind the planned Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan...

From the first tracks laid in 1879 at Gyzylarbat, northwest of the capital of modern-day Turkmenistan, locomotive transport has always...

Taliban Asks Its Members to Avoid Harboring Foreign Fighte...

Amidst doubts in the Taliban’s commitment to cut their ties with al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, the group has asked its mem...