Afghanistan

Officials: 10 policemen killed in clashes with Taliban

Clashes come a day after Taliban fighters blew up bridges along arterial highways.

Taliban kill 10 policemen, destroy bridges according to officials

101 East

The Billion Dollar Criminal

A year-long operation by law enforcers in five countries to bring down the world's most wanted money launderer.

Asia

Suicide bomber attacks Afghan election rally, 13 dead

ISIL claims responsibility for attack at election campaign meeting in Nangarhar province which killed at least 13.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets election rally in Nangarhar

Opinion

The Afghan government is failing to deliver on its promises

The NUG is struggling with containing the Taliban and addressing internal divisions.

Eisa Khan Ayoobi

by Eisa Khan Ayoobi

Eisa Khan Ayoobi

Afghanistan

Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

More than 3,000 children were killed or wounded in 2017, accounting for one-third of total civilian casualties.

Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

Afghanistan

Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces in multiple attacks

At least 37 Afghan security forces and pro-government fighters killed in attacks, according to provincial officials.

Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces in multiple attacks

United States

US-Pakistan talks prompt pledge to rebuild ties

US said the talks covered cooperation over war in Afghanistan and Pakistan's role in regional stability.

US-Pakistan talks prompt vow to reset ties after prolonged spat

Afghanistan

Founder of Afghan Haqqani network dies

Jalaluddin Haqqani, who spearheaded guerrilla attacks against Afghan and US military, dies after a long illness.

Afghanistan

US general takes over command of forces in Afghanistan

The handover comes after a time in the 17-year war that saw little progress by Afghan or US forces against the Taliban.

US general takes over command of forces in Afghanistan

Asia

From road tax to courts: The Taliban's attempts at state-building

In the 1990s, the Taliban focused on moral policing. Now, the group runs parallel governments in areas of influence.

From road tax to courts: The Taliban's attempts at state-building

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 'will not attend' Russia-led peace talks

Government will 'hold direct talks' with Taliban without foreign powers' involvement, Afghan official says in Kabul.

Afghanistan 'will not attend' Russia-led peace talks

Afghanistan

4 attackers killed after mortar fire on Afghan palace

Rocket barrage hits capital's diplomatic area as President Ashraf Ghani gives peace speech during Muslim festival.

Asia

Afghanistan's Ghani declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Following a surge in violence in Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani calls for a three-month truce with the Taliban.

Afghanistan's Ghani declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Asia

Afghan president visits Ghazni after Taliban siege

Ghani visited the city of Ghazni a week after the Taliban launched an assault on the provincial capital.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits Ghazni after Taliban siege

Asia

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Kabul

The assault comes one day after 34 people were killed at an educational centre in the capital.