Asia

Taliban: Afghanistan to become graveyard for US troops

Armed group warns that the US president is wasting soldiers' lives by sending thousands more troops to the country.

Taliban responds to Trump's Afghan strategy

Middle East

Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan

In first address as commander-in-chief, US President Trump argues against withdrawal from Afghan war and slams Pakistan.

Afghanistan

Afghan ambassador to US lauds Trump's strategy for war

Afghan ambassador to the US welcomes US President Donald Trump's commitment to war in Afghanistan.

Hamdullah Mohib: Trump's policy will lead to stability

Afghanistan

US in Afghanistan: America's longest war

Key developments of a 16-year conflict, from the 2001 US invasion after 9/11 to Trump's latest strategy reveal.

Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan 2001 to 2017

Afghanistan

ISIL, Taliban joined forces in deadly Afghan attack: UN

At least 36 were killed in early August violence by fighters of both groups, UNAMA says, as witnesses recall horror.

UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban jointly attacked Mirzawalang

Asia

Trump to address US, military on new Afghan strategy

Modest increase in troops expected as analysts rule out consideration of political solution to end 16-year war.

Trump to address nation on new Afghan strategy

Opinion

ISIL in Afghanistan: A growing threat

ISIL's ever increasing presence in Afghanistan could provoke Iran and Russia to get involved.

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Asia

US reviews war strategy for Afghanistan

President Donald Trump and his national security advisors meet on Friday to discuss US strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Asia

Historic Afghanistan palace undergoes restoration

On the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul, a building President Ashraf Ghani once called the 'palace of abandoned dreams', is being rebuilt.

Asia

Afghan forces recapture site of village 'massacre'

Scores, including women and children, were killed in Mirzawalang in what officials say was a joint ISIL-Taliban attack.

 Afghan forces recapture site of village 'massacre'

Asia

Taliban to Trump: Leave Afghanistan

Armed group presses US president for a complete withdrawal to save the lives of Americans and Afghans in an open letter.

Taliban letter to Trump urges US to leave Afghanistan

Asia

'Civilians killed in mortar attack' in Afghanistan

Police officials say women and children among victims of incident in Faryab province, where violence is on the rise.

'Mortar attack kills 13 civilians' in Faryab province

Asia

Unemployed Afghan widows forced to beg

Women widowed as a result of war in Afghanistan are often left in poverty.

Asia

Taliban free 235 villagers in northern Afghanistan

Civilians were released after negotiations between Taliban and tribal elders but an unknown number still held hostage.

Taliban free 235 villagers in northern Afghanistan

Asia

Shia families 'held hostage' in remote Afghan province

Dozens of minority Shia Afghan families remain trapped in the village of Mirza Olang in northern Afghanistan days after Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters took over the area.