Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief: no orders to withdraw from Afghanistan

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in Kabul discussed peace talks and the fight against the Taliban.

Acting Pentagon chief: no orders to withdraw from Afghanistan

War & Conflict

Taliban, Afghan opposition hold Moscow talks without government

Taliban and Afghan opposition including former president Hamid Karzai discussed a new constitution and women's rights.

Taliban, Afghan opposition hold Moscow talks without government

Afghanistan

Kabul 'regrets' Taliban-Afghan opposition talks in Russia

Afghan government criticises Tuesday's Moscow meeting, saying opposition politicians attending 'in order to gain power'.

Kabul 'regrets' Taliban-Afghan opposition talks in Russia

Russia

Talks between Taliban and Afghan opposition to be held in Moscow

President Ashraf Ghani has been excluded from the Moscow meeting and past peace talks between the Taliban and the US.

Talks between Taliban and Afghan opposition to be held in Moscow

Afghanistan

Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces as peace efforts continue

Afghan and Pakistani officials talk about peace as Taliban offensives continue in Afghanistan.

Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces as peace efforts continue

Afghanistan

Afghan government says US withdrawal will not affect security

Various US media outlets have reported Donald Trump plans to withdraw 7,000 US troops based in Afghanistan.

Opinion

The Afghan government should not be sidelined in peace talks

The US and Russia have bypassed the Afghan government and engaged the Taliban directly. This could be disastrous.

Safiullah Taye

by Safiullah Taye

Safiullah Taye

Asia

Afghan president forms team for Taliban peace talks

Ashraf Ghani's peace offer comes as US has begun to engage Taliban in talks to end 17-year-old war.

Afghan president announces team to hold peace talks with Taliban

Afghanistan

Kabul to seek support for Afghan-led peace plan in Geneva talks

A two-day international conference in the Swiss city comes at a time when US is seeking a peace deal with the Taliban.

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?'