Afghanistan

Taliban leader says no Eid ceasefire

Group's head indicates no ceasefire anytime soon in Afghanistan, but says negotiations remain open with the US.

Taliban leader pledges to keep fighting in Eid message

Asia

Afghanistan: Car bomb targets convoy of foreign forces in Kabul

Car bomb hits a convoy belonging to an international organisation, killing or wounding at least seven people.

Afghanistan: Car bomb targets convoy of foreign forces in Kabul

Afghanistan

Taliban says progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow

Group says 'decent progress' had been made in talks with senior Afghan politicians but that had been no breakthrough.

Taliban says progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow

Taliban

Taliban invited to Moscow for Afghan talks

A 14-member delegation of the Taliban headed by Mullah Baradar is set to have two meetings in the Russian capital.

Taliban invited to Moscow for Afghan talks

War & Conflict

Afghan forces mistakenly kill a family during Taliban raid

Six civilians, including a woman and two children, killed as they were exiting an area right after a raid by the forces.

Afghan forces mistakenly kill a family during Taliban raid

Afghanistan

UN says Afghan captives held by Taliban subjected to abuse

The detainees were shackled and beaten for supporting the government, working with the US or fighting the armed group.

UN says Afghan captives held by Taliban subjected to abuse

Afghanistan

Deadly air raids kill civilians in Afghanistan: UN

At least seven children were among 14 killed in the raids in Helmand and Kunar provinces, UN says.

Deadly air raids kill civilians in Afghanistan: UN

Afghanistan

Taliban attack leaves 10 soldiers dead in southern Afghanistan

The armed group's attack in Shamulzayi district of Zabul province also leaves at least four soldiers wounded.

Taliban attack leaves 10 soldiers dead in southern Afghanistan

Afghanistan

US-Taliban peace talks: What we know so far

Latest round of talks ended with US envoy saying 'faster progress' needed in talks with Taliban to end the 18-year war.

US-Taliban talks for peace in Afghanistan: What we know so far

Afghanistan

US-Taliban talks end in Doha with 'some progress': Taliban

Taliban spokesperson says talks were 'positive' as sides wrap up latest round of talks in Qatari capital.

US-Taliban talks end in Doha with 'some progress': Taliban

Afghanistan

Taliban attack on US-based aid group raises concern in Kabul

Humanitarian groups reel as Taliban attacks Counterpart International for 'promoting western culture', killing nine.

Taliban attack on US-based aid group raises concern in Kabul

Afghanistan

13 dead in Taliban attack on police HQ in northern Afghanistan

The Taliban assault killed 13 and wounded more than 50 police and civilians in Pul-e-Khumri city.

13 dead in Taliban attack on police HQ in northern Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Afghan grand council demands 'immediate and permanent' ceasefire

President Ashraf Ghani says he is 'prepared to implement the fair and legitimate demand' adding it 'can't be one-sided'.

Afghanistan

Kabul meeting seeks ceasefire as US engages Taliban in Doha

The grand council organised by President Ghani discusses possible conditions for a peace deal amid Doha talks.

Kabul meeting seeks ceasefire as US engages Taliban in Doha

Afghanistan

US army halts tracking land controlled by Afghan gov't, fighters

US watchdog says army stopped tracking territory controlled by various sides in Afghanistan as peace talks resume.

US army halts tracking land controlled by Afghan gov't, fighters