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US envoy discusses Afghan peace with Taliban, Pakistan

US special representative Zalmay Khalilzad and his delegation meet with Pakistan's army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalp...

US launches first Taliban air strikes since Afghan ceasefi...

The US launched its first air strikes against the Taliban since a rare ceasefire between the insurgents and Afghan forces ended more th...

The risks of staying in Afghanistan far outweigh the risk...

Last Wednesday, President Trump declared that after 19 years in Afghanistan, it is time to “bring our soldiers back home.”...

Lack of virus tests pushes Afghanistan toward crisis

A prominent international aid organization warned Tuesday that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the gover...

Afghanistan: The latest breeding ground for Daesh

Daesh, the brutal militant outfit that had been nearly dismantled in 2017 in Syria and Iraq has reared its ugly head again. The group,...

COVID-19: Afghanistan repatriates more stranded citizens f...

More than 15,000 stranded Afghans have flown home from the UAE on over 100 flights, says a top diplomat. Surprisingly, the number of r...

Australian armed forces officially charged of war crimes i...

Australian Special military forces soldiers have been formally charged of committing war crimes as fighting in Afghanistan. The Austra...

How the US and Afghanistan can jump-start talks with the T...

Mike Pompeo and Ashraf Ghani On May 23, the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The...

Pakistan begins transit trade to Afghanistan via Gwadar po...

Pakistan’s commerce ministry operationalised the Gwadar Port for Afghan transit trade on Friday, marking a first in sea trade bet...

US experiments with three-way dialogue with Uzbekistan, Af...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev The United States has spearheaded the creation of a new three-wa...

Afghanistan has another power-sharing deal, can this one l...

Out of the four presidential elections Afghanistan has conducted since 2001, only one has gone undisputed. The remaining three have eit...

Pentagon drawing up options for early Afghanistan troop wi...

Senior US military commanders have been discussing options for significantly reducing the US troop presence in Afghanistan earlier than...

India Out: Pakistan, China, Russia and Iran join hands for...

Pakistan, China, Iran and Russia on Tuesday urged all sides in Afghanistan to declare a “comprehensive ceasefire throughout the w...

Afghanistan attacks on eve of US-brokered peace talks unde...

At least 14 people have been killed in attacks on a mosque in northern Afghanistan and on worshippers returning from prayers in the eas...

Taliban ‘won’t allow Islamic State to operate in Afghanist...

The Taliban is not a proxy of any country and it does not want to interfere in the internal affairs of other nations, the group’s...

Taliban talks in sight as Afghan political rivals end feud

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday to end the months-long political cr...

US welcomes Afghan power-sharing deal, urges political set...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed a power-sharing deal signed Sunday (May 17) by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival A...

India has always supported traitors in Afghanistan, says T...

India should speak with the Taliban if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, b...

India should talk to Taliban if Delhi feels it will help p...

India should speak with Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan’s envoy to Washington said on...

Brutal Afghan attacks highlight limitations of US-Taliban...

Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the US-Taliban troop withdrawal pact: nothing in it obliges the Taliban to p...

Hopes for peace appear to be slipping away in Afghanistan

In the wake of a devastating attack in Kabul on Tuesday on a maternity unit that saw gunmen shoot women in labour, new mothers and thei...