Afghanistan

Afghanistan plunges into a new crisis, what next?

The parallel inaugurations by Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah pose a challenge to intra-Afghan talks, analysts say.

Afghanistan plunges into a new crisis, what next?

Asia

Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency

Both leaders hold ceremonies and form parallel governments, with Abdullah refusing to recognise Ghani's inauguration.

Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency

Afghanistan

Afghan political rivals to hold parallel inaugurations

Abdullah's spokesperson says invitation issued for Monday's inauguration which will coincide with Ghani's event.

Afghanistan: Ghani, Abdullah set to hold parallel inaugurations

Pakistan

Pakistan calls on Kabul to abide by Taliban prisoner swap deal

Pakistani foreign minister calls on both sides in the conflict to show restraint and come to the negotiating table.

Pakistan calls on Kabul to abide by Taliban prisoner swap deal

Afghanistan

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as chief executive, issues decree a day after he contested the presidential poll results.

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

Afghanistan

Ghani declared Afghan president, rival rejects result

Final result announced months after vote rejected by runner-up Abdullah Abdullah, who pledges to form parallel gov't.

Afghanistan's presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner

Afghanistan

Afghanistan to reveal long-delayed election results

In December, the election commission announced incumbent President Ghani had won a slim majority of 50.64 percent.

Afghanistan to reveal long-delayed election results

Afghanistan

Afghanistan fears violence in region after Soleimani's killing

The war-torn country called on Iran and the US to prevent conflict escalation.

Afghanistan fears violence in region after Soleimani's killing

Afghanistan

US defence chief in Afghanistan to help revive stalled talks

Esper tells reporters that he believes the US can reduce its forces without hurting the 'counter-terrorism' fight.

US defence chief in Afghanistan to help revive stalled talks

Afghanistan

Afghan preliminary vote results delayed due to 'technical issues'

About 2.7 million of Afghanistan's 9.6 million registered voters cast ballots in the September 28 first-round poll.

Afghan preliminary vote results delayed due to 'technical issues'

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

US envoy shows draft of deal with Taliban to Afghan president

Zalmay Khalilzad briefs President Ashraf Ghani on US-Taliban talks as clashes intensify in several provinces.

US envoy shows draft of deal with Taliban to Afghan president

Afghanistan

Amid heavy fighting in north, US envoy meets Afghan president

Zalmay Khalilzad briefs President Ashraf Ghani on US-Taliban talks as clashes intensify in several provinces.

Amid heavy fighting in north, US envoy meets Afghan president

Asia

Fears of US-Taliban talks disrupting Afghanistan election

Amid US-Taliban talks the group has increased its attacks, calling the upcoming elections a 'sham'.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan promises to crush ISIL after wedding attack

Afghan president pledges to avenge loss of civilian lives after suicide attack by ISIL killed more than 60.

President Ghani promises to crush ISIL after Kabul wedding attack