KABUL — During the past forty years, Afghanistan has had several national anthems and flags. After decades of political change, many worry about the next big transition after international combat forces leave in 2014.
KABUL -- The heat is scorching, and the hours-long wait arduous, but it is a price worth paying for the long line of angry customers standing outside the headquarters of Afghanistan\'s national power company
Sustained financial support is only possible, and only responsible, if Afghanistan successfully implements its program of necessary governance and economic reforms.
An analyst says Afghans who saw the body parts of their loved ones strewn around during US rocket attacks would never lay down their arms.
When international donors meet in Tokyo on Sunday to chart Afghanistan’s economic future, they will be asked to pledge another decade of support in exchange for the Afghan government’s promises to clean up rampant corruption.
Americans are clamoring to speed up the 2014 security transition in Afghanistan so that U.S. troops can come home sooner. But the buzz in Kabul is about the political transition to a post-Karzai government — and whether that hand¬over should be accelerated
KABUL, Feb. 13 -- Encouraging national and international companies to invest in Afghan minerals and extract the untapped underground treasures would help alleviate poverty and eventually lead to strengthening security in the militancy- plagued Afghanistan
Despite the assassination of former Afghan peace chief Burhanuddin Rabbani last year, US is now trying to open talks with Taliban to provide them participation in the future of the country
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American officials were swift to condemn new video images of four US Marines apparently urinating on the dead bodies of three Taliban fighters, and have started investigating the matter. German commentators say quick punishment for the men is the only option, if possible peace talks with the Taliban ...
After months of secret negotiations, the Taliban are opening a political office in Qatar, a first step toward peace talks between the US and the group. The breakthrough was largely due to painstaking German diplomacy. But it could be years before the initiative bears fruit.
The hype over "secret discussions" between the United States and Taliban officials has subsided; the hot topic is vanishing from public view once again.
The reported contacts between the U.S. and Afghan Taliban and the latter's plan to open a liaison office in Qatar to facilitate dialogue have met with cautious welcome among war-weary Afghans who are wondering whether the move will lead to viable peace in the country.
After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war.
Women in Afghanistan still face gender violence and have limited legal protection. But small gains in maternal health are critical for rebuilding Afghan society.
BONN, Germany, -- The international Afghanistan Conference closing here paved the way for the so-called Transformation Decade of the war-torn country, with renewed promises from both Kabul and international donors, but lacking precision and details
The gathering of world leaders at the International Afghanistan Conference on Dec. 5 in Bonn, Germany, is timely. While the momentous events of the Arab Spring have often dominated global headlines this year, Afghanistan remains a central preoccupation for the British government and many of our international ...
Following deadly NATO attacks on Pakistani border posts, the country has refused to attend the upcoming international conference on the situation in Afghanistan. But as the most influential nation in helping stabilize their war-torn neighbor, Pakistan's presence is crucial, German commentators say on ...
Islamabad and Washington trade claim and counter-claim over deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers in Nato air strike on border post
Pakistan withdrew from an international conference designed to chart a course towards peace in Afghanistan in protest at a Nato cross-border raid that killed two dozen of its soldiers.