Afghanistan

UN: 'Alarming' spike in Afghan child casualties

Worsening security in Afghanistan in past four years has led to more than 14,000 violations against children, UN says.

UN: 'Alarming' spike of 82 percent in Afghan child casualties

Taliban

Taliban to visit Pakistan amid stalled US talks

The Taliban delegation will reportedly inform Pakistan's leadership of factors that derailed the talks with the US.

Taliban to visit Pakistan amid stalled US talks

Inside Story

Is the Afghanistan election credible?

Taliban attacks and other concerns contribute to a low voter turnout in Saturday's presidential polls.

Afghanistan

Voter turnout falls sharply in Afghan presidential election

An initial tally shows turnout could be less than 25 percent, lower than any of Afghanistan's three previous elections.

Asia

Afghanistan polls marred by low turnout, irregularities

Millions of Afghans brave persistent Taliban threats to cast their ballots in the fourth presidential polls.

Afghanistan

Karzai: No time for election amid 'foreign conflict'

Holding Afghanistan's presidential election now 'is like asking a heart patient to run a marathon', Hamid Karzai says.

Former Afghan President Karzai: Election threatens peace prospect

Afghanistan

Dozens of civilians killed in Afghan forces' anti-Taliban attack

At least 40 civilians killed in air raid and ground assault on Taliban hideouts by Afghan special forces.

China

Taliban in China to discuss Afghan peace after US talks collapse

Afghan delegation and Chinese officials exchange views on 'process of advancing peace in Afghanistan', Beijing says.

Taliban in China to discuss Afghan peace after US talks collapse

Asia

Afghanistan hospital attack death toll soars to 39

At least 39 people killed and 90 wounded in a suicide attack carried out by the Taliban in the southern city of Qalat.

Afghanistan hospital attack death toll soars to 39

Afghanistan

US confirms drone attack that killed Afghan farmers

US says drone attack intended to hit ISIL hideout killed at least 30 in what it fears may be 'collateral damage'.

Afghanistan: US confirms drone attack that killed 30 farmers

Taliban

Khalilzad testifies before US Congress in classified briefing

The US special Afghanistan envoy briefs House Foreign Affairs Committee about the failed US-Taliban talks.

Khalilzad testifies before US Congress in classified briefing

Asia

Future of Afghanistan: Questions over peace talks with Taliban

Most believe that peace talks will eventually resume. The overriding factor however remains about how much the Taliban has changed and is it enough to ensure a lasting peace.

Opinion

What peace means for Afghanistan's Hazara people

Neither a US-Taliban deal, nor Ashraf Ghani's current peace plan can deliver peace and prosperity for the Hazaras.

Bismellah Alizada

by Bismellah Alizada

Bismellah Alizada

Afghanistan

Taliban suicide attacks kill at least 48 before Afghan elections

One attack targeted President Ghani's campaign rally in Charikar while the other blast took place in Kabul.

Taliban suicide attacks kill at least 48 before Afghan elections

Taliban

Taliban delegation visits Iran to 'discuss latest developments'

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said talks are part of Tehran's 'comprehensive consultations' with all Afghan parties.

Taliban delegation visits Iran to 'discuss latest developments'