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Violence 93% down in Afghanistan

Violence declined by 96 percent in the first 24 hours of the Reduction in Violence (RiV) period as compared to the past corresponding p...

'Imagine peace': Reduction in violence offers hope to Afgh...

In the space of just a few months in 2017, Jannat Bibi lost her son and two grandsons - all serving in Afghanistan's police force - in...

Will the Ghani-Abdullah rivalry undermine Afghan peace pro...

Hours after Afghanistan's incumbent President Ashraf Ghani was declared on Tuesday the winner of the September 28 presidential election...

Partial truce set to start in Afghanistan

A week-long “reduction in violence” between the Taliban, the US, and Afghan security forces will commence this weekend, an...

Afghanistan: The next theatre in the US-Iran conflict

Since the momentous events of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between Iran and the US have followed a predictable pattern, typifie...

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving cou...

Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah has issued a decree barring all election commission workers fro...

Ghani declared winner of Afghan election, but opponent rej...

Ashraf Ghani Five months after Afghans went to the polls to choose a new president, election authorities have declared the inc...

Taliban says peace deal with US to be signed at month’s en...

The Taliban said Monday that a peace deal with the United States will be signed by the end of the month, with the top US negotiator des...

Nine homeless drug users shot dead in Afghan capital: Poli...

Gunmen shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday, shining a light on chronic drug abuse in the...

Rigged election results not acceptable: Afghan CEO

The results of the complex Afghan 28th September elections is still at doldrums, and the 'Stability and Partnership', electoral team, l...

US, Taliban reach violence reduction pact that could lead...

The United States has reached agreement with the Taliban on a weeklong reduction of violence that could lead to a US troop withdrawal f...

The human cost of US reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan

Costs are all-too-often spoken of in dollar signs and bottom lines, rather than an accounting of coffins. And when death is factored in...

AFCENT notes continued high airstrike rate in Afghanistan

The US military continued to drop munitions on Afghanistan in January 2020 at the near record-breaking levels achieved for 2019, figure...

Pakistan accuses US of destabilising region by selling air...

Days after the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency approved the sale of an integrated air defence weapon system (IADWS), worth an es...

US-Taliban breakthrough appears closer as Ghani reports pr...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani The US and the Taliban appeared closer on Wednesday to a breakthrough in talks over an American tro...

2,200+ killed in Afghan rebuilding outside combat

Attacks on reconstruction missions in Afghanistan have left more than 2,200 people dead and almost 3,000 wounded since 2002, according...

2 US troops killed, 6 wounded in attack in Afghanistan

Two US troops were killed and six others wounded in an attack Saturday in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, a military official said. U...

Is China set to play a greater role in Afghanistan?

After the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, China is set to emerge as greater player in the war-wracked country whose geostrate...

Taliban ready to enter direct talks with Kabul only after...

The Taliban express readiness to enter direct talks with Kabul only after signing a peace deal with the US, the possibility of a tempor...

US contractor kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan: Official

A United States security contractor has been kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official confirmed. An Afghan security offici...

Where is the Afghan peace deal now?

In recent days, both US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have made comments that, at the very least, a...