Afghanistan

Afghanistan government announces team for Taliban talks

A 21-member team headed by former spy chief includes politicians, ex-officials and women to negotiate with Taliban.

Afghanistan government announces team for Taliban talks

Afghanistan

Solidarity for Sikhs after Afghanistan massacre

Sikh community has not only suffered through conflict, but also persecution in an increasingly intolerant society.

Solidarity for Sikhs after Afghanistan massacre

Afghanistan

US-Taliban deal raises hopes for Afghan prisoners

Al Jazeera spoke to some of the inmates whose names are on the list of Taliban prisoners slated to be released.

US-Taliban deal raises hopes for Afghan prisoners

Afghanistan

Taliban, Afghan government to discuss prisoner release

Development could remove the deadlock holding up negotiations between the armed group and the Afghan government.

Taliban, Afghan government to discuss prisoner release

Afghanistan

Gunmen kill 25 in raid on Kabul Sikh temple

Hours-long siege of Sikh religious complex in Afghan capital ends after the attackers were killed, government says.

Kabul Sikh temple siege: Dozens killed in attack claimed by ISIL

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Herat emerges as Afghanistan's epicentre

Herat, the hotbed of coronavirus cases, poses a challenge as Kabul struggles to implement measures to check COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Herat emerges as Afghanistan's epicentre

Afghanistan

US cuts Afghan aid by $1bn after Pompeo fails to end impasse

The move comes after Afghan president and his rival failed to form a new gov't that threatens to stall US peace efforts.

US cuts Afghan aid by $1bn after Pompeo fails to end impasse

Qatar

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Taliban official in Qatar

Mike Pompeo earlier met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his longtime rival Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on Monday.

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Taliban official in Qatar

Asia

Afghanistan: Concern about COVID-19 as refugees return home

Health leaders now fear many of them could be bringing the virus back with them.

Coronavirus pandemic

'God's punishment': Muted Nowruz in Afghanistan over coronavirus

A quiet welcome to one of the most important festivals in the South Asian country, which has two dozen COVID-19 cases.

'God's punishment': Muted Nowruz in Afghanistan over coronavirus

Afghanistan

Dozens of Afghan troops killed in insider attack: Officials

At least six policemen open fire on sleeping troops in Zabul province, killing at least 24 soldiers, officials say.

Dozens of Afghan troops killed in insider attack: Officials

Afghanistan

US envoy urges Kabul, Taliban to begin prisoner releases

Zalmay Khalilzad says the coronavirus pandemic increases urgency of measures agreed upon as part of recent agreement.

US envoy urges Kabul, Taliban to begin prisoner releases

Afghanistan

Taliban promises safe passage for coronavirus health workers

Group urges health agencies to send support to areas under their control in Afghanistan, which has reported 22 cases.

Taliban promises safe passage for coronavirus health workers

Witness

Where the Light Shines: The Birth of Skiing in Afghanistan

Two young Afghan skiers hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics as they dream of a brighter future for their country.

Coronavirus pandemic

War-ravaged Afghanistan battles a new threat: coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases are reported in Afghanistan concerns are raised if country's healthcare system can handle an outbreak.

War-ravaged Afghanistan battles a new threat: coronavirus