Inside Story

Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan gov't and Taliban?

President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the army to resume operations against Taliban after deadly attacks.

Afghanistan

Ashraf Ghani orders troops to resume offensive against Taliban

The Afghan president asks military to switch to 'offensive mode' against armed groups after two deadly attacks.

Afghanistan

'Not rational': Taliban rejects Ramadan ceasefire call

President Ashraf Ghani had appealed to the group to lay down arms for the Islamic holy month that began on Friday.

Afghanistan: Taliban rejects call for ceasefire during Ramadan

Opinion

Afghanistan needs a Government of National Reconciliation

This new entity should give priority to negotiating peace with the Taliban and minimising corruption by the elites.

 Tabish Forugh

by Tabish Forugh

 Tabish Forugh

Afghanistan

US-Taliban deal raises hopes for Afghan prisoners

Al Jazeera spoke to some of the inmates whose names are on the list of Taliban prisoners slated to be released.

US-Taliban deal raises hopes for Afghan prisoners

Afghanistan

Afghan gov't delays Taliban prisoner release, endangering deal

Release stalled over disagreements on number of detainees to be freed and guarantees they will not return to fighting.

Afghan gov't delays Taliban prisoner release, endangering deal

Taliban

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan must be reduced: US general

The comments come as Taliban rejects Afghan President Ghani's phased release of prisoners.

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan must be reduced: US general

Afghanistan

Taliban rejects Ghani's phased release of prisoners

The Afghan armed group says it will not proceed with the intra-Afghan talks unless all Taliban prisoners are released.

Taliban rejects Afghan government's phased release of prisoners

Inside Story

Could rivalry between Afghanistan's leaders derail peace efforts?

Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah were both inaugurated as president on Monday.

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