New Zealand

NZ army misled public over civilian deaths in 2010 Afghan raid

Inquiry criticises military for dismissing claims that civilians were killed during operation in Tirgiran Valley.

NZ army misled public over civilian deaths in 2010 Afghan raid

Afghanistan

Car bomb kills at least 17 in Afghanistan ahead of ceasefire

The bombing came hours before a three-day ceasefire was to begin in the country for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Car bomb kills at least 17 in Afghanistan ahead of ceasefire

Donald Trump

Trump, Putin 'never discussed' Russian bounties on US soldiers

In Axios interview, Trump expressed doubts about reports that Moscow offered the Taliban bribes to kill US forces.

Trump, Putin 'never discussed' Russian bounties on US soldiers

Afghanistan

Afghan gov't, Taliban agree Eid al-Adha ceasefire

Three-day truce could signal start of peace talks after President Ghani said negotiations could start next week.

Afghan gov't, Taliban agree Eid al-Adha ceasefire

Afghanistan

'Terrible harm': 1,282 Afghan civilians killed so far in 2020

Nearly 2,200 people also wounded in first half of the year, with women and children disproportionately affected.

'Terrible harm': 1,282 Afghan civilians killed so far in 2020

Afghanistan

Taliban accuses Afghan government of recapturing freed prisoners

Under US-Taliban deal, Afghanistan government has released more than 4,000 fighters while the group has freed about 700.

Taliban accuses Afghan government of recapturing freed prisoners

Afghanistan

Taliban says ready for talks next month if prisoner swap complete

The prisoner-exchange, part of a US-Taliban deal, has proved a major sticking point ahead of peace talks.

Taliban says ready for talks next month if prisoner swap complete

Opinion

Do Afghan lives matter?

The civil rights movement must embrace the international justice cause and back the ICC investigation of US war crimes.

Pushkar M Sharma

by Pushkar M Sharma

Pushkar M Sharma

Afghanistan

Civilians among 45 killed in Afghan air raids against Taliban

District governor in western Herat province says at least eight civilians killed in attack targeting Taliban fighters.

Civilians among 45 killed in Afghan air raids against Taliban

Pakistan

Afghanistan condemns cross-border rocket firing by Pakistan

Kabul calls on Islamabad to refrain from 'unacceptable' rocket attacks as four killed in Afghanistan's Kunar province.

Afghanistan condemns cross-border rocket firing by Pakistan

Afghanistan

At least four civilians killed by Kabul roadside bomb

Four others wounded in the blast which occurred after a packed car hit a roadside bomb, Kabul police spokesman said.

At least four civilians killed by Kabul roadside bomb

Afghanistan

Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intelligence compound kills 11

Gunfire follows bomb blast near National Directorate of Security office in Samangan province, wounding more than 40.

Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intelligence compound kills 11

Talk to Al Jazeera

What will it take to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan?

Khairullah Khairkhwa, from the Taliban's political office in Qatar, discusses efforts to reach political reconciliation.

Asia

Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards scandal

Taliban accuses Afghan intelligence of conspiring to keep foreign forces in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan

Taliban violence poses 'serious challenges' to peace: Ghani

Afghan president blames the Taliban for killings in recent weeks as his administration prepares for intra-Afghan talks.

Taliban violence poses 'serious challenges' to peace: Ghani