Months of peace negotiations in Afghanistan bring good and bad news. Despite consolidation of a power sharing agreement between political rivals and the formation of a council for peace, the coronavirus and a contest for Taliban leadership will defer the commencement of peace talks.
Since 2001, the international military and the Afghan state have mobilized a range of local, hybrid, and sub-state forces to fill security gaps and confront insurgent threats in the country.
The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will not be going to the Afghan capital, Kabul, while in the region on his latest peace mission because of the dangers presented by the coronavirus and instead will video conference with Afghan leaders, the U.S. State Department said.
The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming international relations not just by straining relations among powerful states, but also by disrupting violent nonstate actors. Perhaps no major militant outfit has felt the impact as much as the Taliban. The group’s leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, is either seriously ...
The government and the Taliban pointed blame at each other in the latest attack. But in this war, there is diminishing clarity on who is to blame for the bodies piling up.
The novel coronavirus is sweeping through Afghanistan's security forces, according to senior Afghan security officials from four provinces who report suspected infection rates of 60 to 90 percent among their units — reducing the number of forces available to conduct operations or take up duty at outposts....
U.S. policy toward Afghanistan has been short-sighted and ill-conceived for decades.
On 11 June 2020, the US announced a series of economic and travel sanctions against any officials of the ICC involved in an investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes related to the Afghan conflict.
After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab, 27, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday morning at a small hospital in the southwestern corner of Kabul. She was overjoyed and named the boy Omid, meaning ‘hope’ in Dari.
Afghans don’t need a reminder that no one is safe from the country’s endless war, but they got one anyway on Tuesday.
New Delhi stands to lose not just political but also economic influence in Afghanistan.
Ending Afghanistan’s endless war may lead to an endless peace process, given Afghanistan’s complicated history and politics.
Afghanistan's Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Hussain Alami Balkhi on Monday called for signing labor agreement with Iran.
Senior diplomats from Iran and Afghanistan agreed to establish a joint delegation to probe into a recent incident at the common border that has resulted in the deaths of Afghan migrants trying to cross into Iran illegally.
Speaking exclusively to our senior correspondent, Doha's Taliban political office spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen said, "Based on our national interest and mutual respect, we would like to have positive relations with neighbouring countries including India."
Country’s human rights commission says insurgents took away five trucks of food aid sent by Turkmenistan.
Two policemen and a journalist were among six people killed as violence erupted at an aid distribution event in Afghanistan.
As the United States and its allies begin what looks like a final drawdown of their forces from Afghanistan, China appears to be expanding its role and influence in the country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said accident for Afghan nationals happened inside Afghanistan soil and Iranian border guard has rejected such an accident in Iran.
War-ravaged country has this week begun free distribution of bread for thousands of needy families.