Afghanistan

Kabul to seek support for Afghan-led peace plan in Geneva talks

A two-day international conference in the Swiss city comes at a time when US is seeking a peace deal with the Taliban.

Afghanistan

Taliban holds talks with US envoy in Qatar

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held three days of talks with Taliban officials in efforts to end US' longest war.

Taliban holds talks with US envoy in Qatar

Afghanistan

Kabul protest site hit by deadly suicide attack

Six people were killed and 20 others wounded in the capital city amid renewed violence in recent months.

Kabul: Suicide bomber targets protesters demanding security

Afghanistan

At least 16 killed in Taliban attack on army base in Baghlan

At least 12 soldiers and four tribal elders killed in an attack claimed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's north.

At least 16 killed in Taliban attack on army base in Baghlan

Afghanistan

In change of tack, India joins Taliban for peace talks

India, among other regional nations, is part of the Russia-hosted peace talks in Moscow to end the war in Afghanistan.

Afghan peace conference: India shares table with Taliban

Taliban

No let-up in violence as Taliban kills 14 Afghan forces

At least 14 soldiers killed in the latest Taliban group attack as the Afghan forces reel from renewed violence.

Afghan forces killed as Taliban continues deadly attacks

Afghanistan

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation

Representatives from the Afghan government and the Taliban's political office in Doha will attend talks on November 9.

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation

Pakistan

Pakistani political and religious leader Sami-ul-Haq killed

The octogenarian, who was known for his Afghan Taliban support, was found dead at his residence in city of Rawalpindi.

Pakistani political and religious leader Sami-ul-Haq killed

Afghanistan

Taliban appoints ex-Guantanamo inmates to Qatar office

Five former Afghan prisoners join political team in Doha amid ongoing negotiations to end 17-year deadly conflict.

Taliban appoints ex-Guantanamo inmates to Qatar office

War & Conflict

Afghan Taliban co-founder 'released' by Pakistan

Pakistan has released Afghanistan's Taliban leader from prison, a spokesman for the Taliban said on Thursday.

Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Baradar 'released' by Pakistan

Afghanistan

Understanding Afghanistan's elections 2018

Afghanistan headed to the polls on October 20 to vote for its third parliament since adopting the 2004 constitution.

Understanding Afghanistan's elections 2018

Afghanistan

Afghans head to polls amid security threats

Close to nine million Afghans have registered to take part in the vote, but concerns abound over the threat of attacks.

Asia

Afghanistan's elections: All you need to know

Parliamentary polls, the third since the Taliban's fall in 2001, seen as test-run ahead of presidential vote next year.

Afghanistan's elections: All you need to know

Asia

Afghanistan: Who controls what

Seventeen years after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Who controls what

Asia

Kandahar polls postponed after police chief's killing

The delay was caused by the assassination of General Abdul Raziq and intelligence chief of the province.

Afghanistan: Kandahar elections delayed by a week after killings