Inside Story

More NATO troops for Afghanistan?

US President Donald Trump wants NATO countries to provide more soldiers to fight terrorism.

101 East

Afghanistan: Asylum Denied

Europe is deporting thousands of Afghans back to a country which has been embroiled in chaos and war for decades.

NATO

Troop surge in Afghanistan 'like adding wood on fire'

NATO set to discuss sending more soldiers to Afghanistan, but many in Kabul fear such a move could prolong war.

Asia

Afghanistan: Sending more foreign troops is like 'adding wood to fire'

NATO is holding a meeting to discuss the prospect of sending more troops to combat Taliban fighters who have gained significant ground in Afghanistan in recent years.

Asia

Afghan plane forced to fly back after MPs miss flight

MPs deny involvement, but aviation bosses open probe after Bamiyan-bound plane is forcefully diverted back to Kabul.

Afghan plane forced to fly back after MPs miss flight

Asia

Afghan girls defy challenges to attend school

Thousands of new Afghan students are going to what for them is an unfamiliar place: a public school. But educational progress has been slow and hampered by war.

Asia

Ten Afghan soldiers killed in Kandahar army base attack

Deadly attack, which left at least nine troops wounded, marks another setback for NATO-backed Afghan forces.

Ten Afghan soldiers killed in Kandahar army base attack

Asia

Clashes in Afghanistan kill police, Taliban fighters

At least 20 officers, dozens of fighters dead in violence sweeping southern Shah Joi district, with many also wounded.

Twenty policemen, dozens of Taliban killed in Shah Joi

Asia

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

No group has so far claimed responsibility but authorities in Logar province blamed the Taliban for the killings.

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

Afghanistan

Afghan-American woman pilot breaks barriers

From Florida, 29-year-old Shaesta Waiz embarks on potentially record-breaking flight around the world.

Asia

ISIL claims deadly TV station attack in Afghanistan

Four employees of state broadcaster and four attackers among the dead in siege in eastern city of Jalalabad.

Opinion

What should the US' next move be in Afghanistan?

A US decision to boost troop numbers in Afghanistan would be welcome, but there is need for a more robust engagement.

Omar Samad

by Omar Samad

Omar Samad

Afghanistan

Roadside mine blast kills children in Afghanistan

Children among those killed in separate unclaimed bombings in Kapisa and Kandahar provinces.

Civilians killed in separate bomb blasts in Afghanistan

Asia

Afghan forces regain control of Taliban-held district

Security forces in Kunduz province recapture Qala-e-Zal, overrun by Taliban last week as part of their spring offensive.

Forces make gains in Taliban-held area of Kunduz

Asia

Security concerns stifle investment in Afghanistan

Afghanistan watched its economy improve slightly after the overthrow of the Taliban in Kabul in 2001, but it has fallen on hard times once again. Fewer security forces brought greater safety concerns and less investment.