Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills 15 civilians in northern Afghanistan

Officials say families were on their way to a wedding party when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

Roadside bomb kills 15 civilians in northern Afghanistan

Middle East

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor

Landmines killed or injured some 6,897 people in 2018, up from a record low figure of 3,457 casualties in 2013.

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor

Afghanistan

Blast targets UN vehicle in Afghanistan killing one foreigner

Grenade attack in the capital, Kabul, also wounds five others leaving the vehicle heavily damaged.

Blast targets UN vehicle in Afghanistan killing one foreigner

Qatar

Trump thanks Qatar's emir over role in Taliban hostages release

Two Western hostages were released after three Taliban prisoners landed in Qatar as part of a prisoner swap deal.

Trump thanks Qatar's emir over role in Taliban hostages release

Taliban

Trump hopes Afghanistan prisoner release prompts ceasefire

Earlier this week, Afghan government released 3 Taliban commanders in exchange for 2 Western captives.

Trump hopes Afghanistan prisoner release prompts ceasefire

Taliban

Taliban commanders 'land in Qatar' as part of prisoner swap move

US and Australian hostages held by the armed group freed after Afghan government released three Taliban commanders.

Taliban commanders 'land in Qatar' as part of prisoner swap move

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Kabul car bomb kills 12, including kids

At least 12 people died in the explosion that apparently targeted a convoy from a private security firm.

Afghanistan: Kabul car bomb kills 12, including kids

Asia

Afghanistan to release Taliban fighters in prisoner swap

President Ghani says three high-ranking fighters to be freed in exchange for American and Australian kidnapped in 2016.

Afghanistan to release Taliban fighters in prisoner swap

Afghanistan

Afghan woman politician sees Taliban talks as only hope

During its rule from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban imposed a medieval interpretation of Islam on Afghanistan.

Afghan woman politician sees Taliban talks as only hope

Pakistan

US Afghan peace envoy Khalilzad wraps up Pakistan visit

Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the Afghan peace process in meetings with PM Khan and Pakistan's army chief.

US Afghan peace envoy Khalilzad wraps up Pakistan visit

Taliban

Young people, including Taliban youth, must be heard: UN envoy

Aisha Khurram said the younger generation's concerns have been shunned even as they inherit the conflict.

Young people, including Taliban youth, must be heard: UN envoy

Afghanistan

US Afghan peace envoy takes push for peace to Pakistan

During their meeting on Monday, Pakistan PM called on all sides in Afghanistan's protracted war to reduce the violence.

US Afghan peace envoy takes push for peace to Pakistan

Afghanistan

Afghan, Pakistani forces clash on border, three civilians killed

The two countries often trade accusations that each side is firing across the border.

Afghan, Pakistani forces clash on border, three civilians killed

Afghanistan

Afghan, US forces kill over 80 Taliban fighters, officials say

Air raids conducted in Kandahar and Faryab provinces as US envoy arrives in country following collapse of talks.

Afghan, US forces kill over 80 Taliban fighters, officials say

Taliban

China invites Taliban, Afghan officials for two-day talks

Beijing to host conference following collapse of the talks between Taliban and the US.

China invites Taliban, Afghan officials for two-day talks