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

Asia

Taliban launch deadly attacks as they attend Afghan peace talks

At least 47 killed in three separate attacks as peace talks between Taliban and Afghan officials begin in Moscow.

Taliban launch deadly attacks as they attend Afghan peace talks

Afghanistan

Kabul 'regrets' Taliban-Afghan opposition talks in Russia

Afghan government criticises Tuesday's Moscow meeting, saying opposition politicians attending 'in order to gain power'.

Kabul 'regrets' Taliban-Afghan opposition talks in Russia

Opinion

What does Iran want in Afghanistan?

Tehran would favour a heterogeneous, if not divided, government in post-withdrawal Afghanistan.

Maysam Behravesh

by Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh

Russia

Talks between Taliban and Afghan opposition to be held in Moscow

President Ashraf Ghani has been excluded from the Moscow meeting and past peace talks between the Taliban and the US.

Talks between Taliban and Afghan opposition to be held in Moscow

Afghanistan

Afghan forces lose ground as peace efforts continue: Report

Facing surge in attacks, US dramatically increased air attacks and dropped nearly 7,000 bombs in 2018.

Afghan forces lose ground as peace efforts continue: Report

Afghanistan

US, Taliban agree to draft peace framework: Envoy

Comments by Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad have ignited hopes of a breakthrough in the grinding 17-year conflict.

US, Taliban agree to draft peace framework: Envoy

Afghanistan

All foreign forces will leave Afghanistan, says President Ghani

President's comments come as both US and Taliban officials hailed progress after six days of talks in Qatar ended.

All foreign forces will leave Afghanistan, says President Ghani

Afghanistan

'Significant progress' made in US-Taliban talks in Qatar

US envoy for Afghanistan and Taliban officials say talks were productive but reject reports a draft deal was signed.

Asia

Profile: Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban's political head in Qatar

Baradar was released from Pakistan jail last year after first meeting between Taliban and Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha.

Asia

Taliban names cofounder as head of political office in Qatar

Appointment of Abdul Ghani Baradar comes as talks with the US to end 17-year Afghan war appear to gain momentum.

Afghanistan

Extended US-Taliban talks raise Afghan hopes

Talks in Qatar have now gone on for four days with analysts hoping they 'open a way for an intra-Afghan dialogue'.

Extended US-Taliban peace talks in Qatar raise Afghan hopes

Asia

US confirms its envoy held talks with Taliban in Qatar

Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy on Afghan reconciliation, met Taliban representatives in Doha, US State Department says.

US confirms its envoy held talks with Taliban in Qatar

Inside Story

Are the Taliban using an 'attack and talk' strategy?

A Taliban attack killed dozens of security personnel while members of the armed group held talks with the US in Qatar.