War & Conflict

US vows to work with allies on any Afghanistan withdrawal

US acting Defense Secretary said if troop cuts are made, Washington will consult NATO to ensure coordination.

US vows to work with allies on any Afghanistan withdrawal

Afghanistan

Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says Islamabad talks will be held before negotiations in Qatar scheduled later this month.

Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

Sport

Cricket helping Afghans cope with trauma of war

Afghanistan will be taking part in their second 50-over World Cup this summer in the UK.

Afghanistan

Taliban name negotiating team before new talks with US

The team includes captive Anas Haqqani, whose elder brother is deputy Taliban leader and head of the Haqqani network.

Taliban name negotiating team before new talks with US

Afghanistan

Hunted by the Taliban: Afghan interpreters renew UK asylum plea

Afghan interpreters who worked for British army have been receiving threats from the Taliban.

Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief: no orders to withdraw from Afghanistan

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in Kabul discussed peace talks and the fight against the Taliban.

Acting Pentagon chief: no orders to withdraw from Afghanistan

Afghanistan

The forgotten men of Bagram, 'Afghanistan's Guantanamo'

Some were deported, others feel safer in Afghan jail than home and little is known about a US-accused Egyptian prisoner.

What happened to prisoners at Bagram, 'Afghanistan’s Guantanamo'?

Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief makes unannounced Afghanistan trip

Patrick Shanahan to meet President Ashraf Ghani whose government was not part of talks between US and Taliban officials.

Acting Pentagon chief makes unannounced Afghanistan trip

Asia

Fears of ISIL regrouping in Afghanistan after Syria defeat

In Afghanistan, local militias form to fight ISIL members hiding out in the rugged east.

War & Conflict

Afghans demonstrate against deadly attacks

Helmand province senator says 13 civilians killed in one air strike and eight in another.

Afghan official says air raids kill 21 civilians

Afghanistan

Russia says ready to help Taliban talks on US withdrawal

Offer made after Taliban leaders met with Afghan representatives in Moscow during 'very successful' negotiations.

Russia says ready to help Taliban talks on US withdrawal

Opinion

Understanding the Taliban will be key to peace in Afghanistan

Sustainable peace cannot be achieved unless all parties learn from past mistakes and stop underestimating their enemies.

Nadir Naim

by Nadir Naim

Nadir Naim

Afghanistan

Two Afghan journalists killed in attack on radio station

The reporters were shot dead inside the studios of Radio Hamsada in Taloqan, the second such attack this year.

Two Afghan journalists killed in attack on radio station

Asia

Mixed feelings in Afghanistan over US-Taliban talks

Peace talks between the US and the Taliban have stirred up mixed feelings among Afghans.

War & Conflict

Taliban, Afghan opposition hold Moscow talks without government

Taliban and Afghan opposition including former president Hamid Karzai discussed a new constitution and women's rights.

Taliban, Afghan opposition hold Moscow talks without government