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

Afghanistan

At least 63 killed in Kabul wedding blast

President Ghani condemns 'inhumane attack' claimed by ISIL after suicide bombing kills at least 63 and wounds 182.

Afghanistan

Massive blast at Kabul wedding 'wounds at least 20'

A bomb rips through a wedding reception in Kabul, where members of the minority Shia Muslim community were celebrating.

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: Hospital

Afghanistan

20 killed in blast, gun battle at Afghan VP candidate's office

Death toll rises to 20 after attack against the Kabul political office of Amrullah Saleh who was safely evacuated.

20 killed in blast, gun battle at Afghan VP candidate's office

Afghanistan

Intra-Afghan negotiations to follow US-Taliban deal: Khalilzad

Comment by US envoy comes after Afghan minister says government delegation to meet the group within two weeks in Europe.

Intra-Afghan negotiations to follow US-Taliban deal: Khalilzad

Asia

Intra-Afghan talks with Taliban kick off in Qatar

Afghans from across the political and social spectrum to meet Taliban representatives in bid to end the 18-year war.

Intra-Afghan talks with Taliban under way in Qatar

Afghanistan

Taliban kills 19 in Afghanistan amid peace talks with US in Doha

Taliban fighters ram vehicles laden with explosives into government office, killing eight election workers among others.

Taliban kills 19 in Afghanistan amid peace talks with US in Doha

Asia

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrives in Pakistan for key talks

The visit comes as Kabul accuses Islamabad of interfering in its internal affairs and amid peace talks with the Taliban.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrives in Pakistan for key talks

Asia

Afghanistan: Who controls what

Nearly 18 years after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across war-torn Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Who controls what

Afghanistan

Afghan leaders begin two-day peace talks in Pakistan

Conference covering the economy, health and the repatriation of refugees comes before Afghan president's visit.

Afghan leaders begin two-day peace talks in Pakistan

Opinion

Why Afghanistan needs peace before elections

President Ashraf Ghani's insistence on holding elections in September could derail peace negotiations with the Taliban.

Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady

by Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady

Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady

Asia

Afghan officials call for probe into sexual favours scandal

Allegations that members of Afghan administration offer posts in exchange for sexual favours need probe, officials say.

Afghan officials call for probe into sexual favours scandal

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

Ghani opens meeting in Kabul to discuss Taliban peace talks

About 3200 delegates gather in Afghan capital to 'lay foundation' for peace talks as the Taliban calls for boycott.