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

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

Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in April next year

Election body says security and funding will present the biggest challenge to the poll to be held on April 20, 2019.

Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in April next year

Afghanistan

Afghanistan ends truce with Taliban, resumes operations

President Ashraf Ghani's 18-day ceasefire with the Taliban ends with a call on the group to agree to full peace talks.

Afghanistan: Ghani orders resumption of anti-Taliban operations

Asia

Afghanistan's ceasefire with Taliban: 'Are we safe now?'

As President Ghani announced a temporary ceasefire with Taliban fighters, Afghans fear security will deteriorate.

Afghanistan's ceasefire with Taliban: 'Are we safe now?'

Inside Story

Can the Taliban be defeated?

The group recently resumed its spring offensive, with multiple attacks and bombings.

Can the Taliban be defeated?

Taliban

Propaganda war between Taliban and Afghan government

Away from the bombs and the bullets, there is another war being fought in Afghanistan, one of propaganda and the winning of hearts and minds.

Afghanistan

Afghan president offers to recognise the Taliban

Ashraf Ghani proposes a ceasefire and prisoner release in hopes of reaching a peace agreement with the armed group.

Opinion

Ashraf Ghani is not an ethnonationalist

I have known President Ashraf Ghani for a while and I see him as a unifying force in Afghanistan.

Ajmal Shams

by Ajmal Shams

Ajmal Shams

Opinion

Ashraf Ghani: 'Philosopher king' or ethnonationalist?

Despite being labelled as an intellectual politician, Ashraf Ghani has been pursuing reckless identity politics.

Eisa Khan Ayoobi

by Eisa Khan Ayoobi

Eisa Khan Ayoobi

Opinion

The Afghan president has more powers than a king

The Afghan constitution which gives unprecedented powers to the president is at the heart of a major crisis in Kabul.

Nazif Shahrani

by Nazif Shahrani

Nazif Shahrani

Asia

US report puts Afghan security deficiencies in focus

Trump and Ghani hold talks in New York as report says US approach to Afghanistan lacked 'whole of government approach'.

Afghanistan

US supports probe into Afghan VP over alleged assault

State Department backs Afghanistan's investigation into accusations of torture and sex abuse by Abdul Rashid Dostum.

US supports probe into Afghan VP over alleged assault

Opinion

Afghans must support peace deal with Hekmatyar

Ashraf Ghani's deal with a hardline party is a positive step, but Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has a lot to deliver.

Aimal Faizi

by Aimal Faizi

Aimal Faizi