As the US reduces its troops, almost all parties in Afghanistan are seeking after the Taliban.
The Afghan government will gradually release 5,000 Taliban prisoners starting this week if the insurgents significantly reduce violence, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman said.
Rocket fire interrupts the swearing-in ceremony for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Since the signing, the militants have ramped up violence against Afghan forces.
Details of the agreement between the US and the Taliban was recognised for some time now that the Taliban went into these negotiations with an upper hand.
Afghanistan’s weakened government protested Sunday against a key component of a deal between the US and the Taliban, setting the scene for fractious talks when Kabul and the insurgents meet to strike a separate agreement.
Sure, Afghanistan will no longer pose a terrorist threat to the West. But this has not been the case since the US military intervention in 2001.
Afghanistan’s former vice-president and powerful warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum called on his supporters Wednesday to protest against the re-election of President Ashraf Ghani, but so far, response to his rallying cry in the streets was muted.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani secured a second term as president of Afghanistan on Tuesday, but his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah immediately challenged final election figures and said he was forming his own government.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his vow to negotiate a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying he had no desire to kill “hundreds of thousands” in unending fighting.
At least seven Afghan soldiers were killed when the Taliban attacked their base Tuesday, the latest brazen assault in Afghanistan’s north, where local and international forces are bracing for violent months ahead.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani was on track to win a second term Sunday, after election officials announced he had scored a majority in the presidential polls.
US promises to take into account India’s concerns as it looks to pull out of Afghanistan.
Taliban suicide bombers targeted a key US military base in Afghanistan yesterday in a major attack that wounded more than 70 civilians, officials said, amid renewed peace talks between the United States and the militants.
A Japanese doctor whose long career was dedicated to helping some of Afghanistan’s poorest people was among six people killed Wednesday in an attack in the east of the country, officials said.
Fifteen civilians, including eight children, were killed Wednesday when their vehicle hit a landmine in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, a government official said.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday hit out at his own intelligence agency for detaining two activists who broke the story of an alleged massive paedophile ring operating in the country’s schools.
A foreign national was killed and at least five other people wounded in a grenade attack on a United Nations vehicle in Kabul on Sunday, an Afghan official said.
+600 ISIS fighters and their families including women and children have surrendered.
European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defence secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul.
A mosque in eastern Afghanistan has collapsed in a blast during Friday prayers.
Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan’s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday.
The leader of Al-Qaeda’s South Asian branch is killed in a US-Afghan joint raid.
Afghanistan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory Monday over incumbent Ashraf Ghani in the weekend’s presidential election, far ahead of the release of any official results.
The Taliban killed at least 10 people and wounded 90 Thursday after a car bomb targeting an intelligence services building exploded and destroyed a nearby hospital in the southern Afghan city of Qalat, the governor of Zabul province told AFP.
The Taliban kills at least 10 people in a fresh bombing in Kabul.
Former US ambassadors to Afghanistan warn against troop withdrawal without peace.
A Taliban vehicle bomb kills at least 16 people and wounds 119.
The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees to a pact with the United States.
A suicide bomber kill more than 60 people and wound scores.