Dozens of oil and gas tankers carrying millions of dollars’ worth of fuel caught fire on Saturday, creating an inferno at Afghanistan’s biggest trade crossing with Iran, officials said.
No deal is better than a bad deal, and the US-Taliban accord signed by the former US President Donald Trump is definitely a bad one.
India’s powerful national security adviser, Ajit Doval, undertook a long-overdue visit to Kabul recently. It took place soon after external affairs minister S Jaishankar promised more military support to Afghanistan.
The international community must continue aiding Afghanistan or face the risk of “disastrous consequences,” UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged ahead of a donors conference starting Monday.
Australia’s elite special forces “unlawfully killed” 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners, including summary executions as part of initiation rituals, according to evidence in a searing military inquiry now being referred to a special war crimes prosecutor.
Trump plans to withdraw the troops against the advice of his generals and leading Republicans. Biden will have to put a lot of effort into reversing those plans.
The US will slash troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to their lowest levels.
Australia announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan on Thursday after media uncovered evidence of civilians and prisoners being killed.
Afghan forces said a top Al-Qaeda militant wanted by the United States was killed, while the suicide bomber blast death toll rose to 24.
A significant minority in India’s policy circles questions what India has gained from its reconstruction activities in Afghanistan.
Gunmen shot and killed a deputy provincial council in Gardez city, capital of eastern Paktia province on Saturday morning, the latest in a string of targetted attacks in the country, provincial governor confirmed.
Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government got down to business.
At least two people were killed and a dozen more wounded in an explosion targetting the convoy of Afghanistan’s vice president Amrullah Saleh in central Kabul early yesterday, officials said.
A well-known imam and a worshipper were killed in a prayer-time bombing at a popular mosque in Kabul’s fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, officials said.
Afghanistan’s floundering peace process appeared further in peril Tuesday, with security forces ordered to resume offensive operations after attacks targeted a maternity ward and mourners at a funeral.
The head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has met with Taliban leaders to discuss a reduction in violence.
At least 18 security force members and one civilian were killed in Taliban militants’ attacks in two Afghan provinces on Sunday night, authorities said on Monday.
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.