War & Conflict

Afghanistan: Economic devastation rivals security woes

Taliban gains underscore President Ghani's tumultuous year in office, but the economy is also weighing the country down.

UpFront

Web extra: Hamid Karzai 'angry' at the US government

The former Afghan president says he was extremely unhappy with aspects of US military behaviour in the country.

UpFront

Headliner: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

The former leader discusses the rise of ISIL in his country and calls al-Qaeda's presence in Afghanistan a "myth".

War & Conflict

Dead or alive, Mullah Omar will not matter

Knowing Omar was dead for two years, Pakistan must now answer some questions.

by Aimal Faizi

War & Conflict

The perils of corruption in Afghanistan

We will not win the war against religious radicalism and extremism through military means alone.

by Haroun Mir
- Habib Wardak

War & Conflict

Ashraf Ghani is no Karzai, but he's still an Afghan

Ashraf Ghani's first priority must be to look after Afghan interests - not placate US interests.

by Aimal Faizi

War & Conflict

Is Afghanistan ready for the drawdown?

The Afghan government has little time to prepare itself for the upcoming fighting season.

by Haroun Mir

Politics

A new threat for Afghan women in politics

Targeting Afghan women politicians is a relatively new phenomenon - and probably imported from next-

by Helena Malikyar

Politics

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president

Former finance minister succeeds Hamid Karzai after a three-month standoff over disputed election results.

Politics

Blast rocks Kabul diplomatic area

Explosion near presidential palace injures one person, a day before inauguration of Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani.

Human Rights

Karzai approves execution of Afghan rapists

Outgoing president signs off court order for the execution of five men found guilty of armed robbery and sexual assault.

Politics

Afghanistan's fragile new partnership

Two men will have to navigate Afghanistan out of rough waters and onto calmer shores.

by Omar Samad

Politics

Is this the death of democracy in Afghanistan?

The unity deal is widely seen as a setback in the war-battered country's process of democratisation.

by Helena Malikyar