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Afganistan

US starts dismantling 400 bases across Afghanistan

It has been revealed by the highly placed diplomatic sources that United States (US has started demolishing its medium and smaller size...

Afghan president Ghani arrives in Qatar as peace talks dra...

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has arrived in Qatar for a bilateral meeting with leaders but will not meet Taliban official...

Many obstacles remain before Afghanistan will be at peace

The 11 September launch of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha is yet to translate into formal dialogue between the Afghan government and...

Naga peace talks at a dead end?

Under the leadership of Naga National Council (NNC), Nagaland declared its independence on August 14, 1947, just one day before India&r...

'New path': Afghan peace lead wraps up Pakistan visit

Abdullah Abdullah, the man leading Afghanistan’s peace process, thanked Pakistan for efforts to forge a “new path” wi...

US ends Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands military adviser progra...

A military program that gave troops advising and language training in an effort to develop cultural experts in Central Asia shut down W...

Afghan team told to be flexible in negotiating with Taliba...

Afghanistan’s senior leadership has told its team in Doha to be flexible in negotiating with the Taliban in order to seize the op...

Abdullah Abdullah meets Imran Khan, discusses peace

Abdullah Abdullah, head of the Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, who is on a three-day trip in Pakistan, me...

'Phantom force': Young Afghans fighting in Syria face unce...

In 2014, when the war in Syria was at one of its most bitter points, the front lines of Aleppo, Hama, Daraa, Homs, Deir Ezzor and Palmy...

A rare opportunity for peacemaking in Afghanistan

Direct talks between the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban movement on 12 September 2020, is evide...

Talking peace while waging war in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters and villagers celebrate a peace deal between the US and Taliban in Laghman Province on March 2, 2020 As the Afgha...

Peace may remain elusive despite Afghanistan talks

Abdul Ghani Baradar, leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Doha, Qatar, Feb. 2...

Where Is My Name?': Afghan campaign to include mothers' na...

Afghan woman Laleh Osmany has been campaigning for years for a change to the age-old custom of officially identifying people by the nam...

2 pilots killed in military helicopter crash in N. Afghani...

Two Afghan Air Force pilots were killed after a military helicopter crashed in the country's northern restive Baghlan province on Thurs...

Jurisprudence, minority representation slow down Afghan ta...

“We’re stuck”, that is how one delegate described the much-acclaimed intra-Afghan peace negotiations that kicked off...

Afghanistan's top peace broker to visit Pakistan

The top Afghan peace negotiator in talks with the Taliban will travel to Pakistan next week to discuss matters related to the ongoing t...

Afghan Military to stick to Russian-made Helocraft

Despite the ongoing modernisation of Afghanistan’s military and, in particular, the Afghan Air Force (AAF), Kabul seems to retain...

Afghan govt, Taliban blame each other for rising violence

Amid the ongoing efforts to start the peace negotiations in Doha, the Taliban and the Afghan government are blaming each other for cond...

China’s stake in the Afghan peace process

China’s President Xi Jinping and Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah Negotiations between the Afghan govern...

Afghan Taliban on China’s side: Should India be worried?

Behind the facade of the US as a superpower is also a dark underbelly – one that is not so visible in the mainstream media or pri...

Taliban, Afghan negotiators far apart on basic issues

The Afghan government and Taliban remain far apart on even the most basic issues a week into talks meant to end two decades of war that...