During a lull in Afghanistan’s never-ending war, before the fighting season resumes once again in the spring, Taliban fighters recall laying down their Kalashnikovs and, for a brief moment, enjoying a game of cricket.
Washington’s one sided talks with the Taliban behind closed doors have triggered mistrust between Afghanistan and the United States.
US’s relationship with Afghan President appears at risk of permanent damage.
US and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of consecutive peace talks with progress made but no agreement.
The US and Russia agree to securing travel waivers for Taliban negotiators.
Taliban negotiators to meet their US counterparts on Monday in Pakistan.
Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday that no peace deal between the Taliban and the United States could be finalised without involving his government
Holding peace talks with the Taliban is scandalous – and yet the group appears set to govern in a power-sharing deal as Afghanistan prepares for a leadership void. The future looks grim
The US and Taliban negotiators agree to put an end to the 17-year Afghanistan war.
Government forces destroy the command center of the Taliban outfit in Herat.
A total of 10 Taliban fighters and 8 security personnel are killed during a gun battle.
Armed militants intercept a civilian vehicle in Farah and abduct 12 commuters.
Peace may be an achievable goal in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and government delegates are intensifying talks to reach an agreement, says DW’s Nasim Saber. But will Kabul sacrifice women’s rights in exchange for peace?
Taliban militants attack a border outpost in western Afghanistan.
An army helicopter crashes in southwestern Afghanistan, killing 25 people on board, including a top commander.
Afghan President announces a conditional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban.
A British man who had made bombs for the Taliban is convicted of terrorism.
Taliban rejects pleas for an extension of ceasefire and say they amounted to a call for surrender to foreign forces.
Taliban militants kill 30 Afghan soldiers and capture a military base in Badghis.
Uzbekistan invites the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban peace talks.
Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrive exhausted in the capital, Kabul.
Taliban are angry at their members swapping selfies with government officials.
The Afghan Taliban say their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ended on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement.
A car bomb kills at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces.
Infighting, a lack of expertise and unfilled vacancies within Afghanistan’s election body raise doubts.
Taliban denounces “American forces” for attacking Voice of Shariah Radio station.
Afghan security forces seize 156 sacks of ammonium nitrate, used in making explosives.
Taliban announces a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announces an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban until June 20.
The top US commander in Afghanistan says violence levels are still lower than average as some insurgents talked peace.