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US closes 5 military bases in Afghanistan as part of Talib...

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the US has withdrawn from five bases in Afghanistan and reduced the size of its forces there as par...

British army to cut armored vehicles acquired for war in A...

The British army intends to cull massive armored trucks using during the war in Afghanistan because, officials say, they have no practi...

Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intelligence compound ki...

Taliban fighters clashed with security forces following a car bomb blast at a government compound in northern Afghanistan, killing 11 p...

Iran has no interest in keeping the US tied down in Afghan...

The seemingly unending US-Iran tussle has spread to a number of areas---Syria, Iraq and Venezuela. In these places, their interests div...

Taliban say have no intention to end hostilities before in...

The Taliban are not going to stop hostilities before intra-Afghan talks, viewing any calls for a ceasefire in absence of negotiations a...

Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards sca...

In an exclusive interview, an official with the Taliban's political office in Doha, Qatar has denied allegations that Russia offered mo...

Afghanistan peace hopes remain in the balance

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is this week briefing foreign governments on the preparations for peace talks with the Taliban. While the...

Afghan govt to release more Taliban prisoners in hope of g...

Hoping to take peace talks forward, Afghanistan government has decided to release more Taliban prisoners after the militant group hande...

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan seek 'orderly' US withdrawal...

Pakistan, Afghanistan and China on Tuesday called for an "orderly, responsible and condition based" withdrawal of the US-led foreign fo...

Afghanistan seeks regional support for peace

The Afghan president on Monday warned the peace process in the country might face “serious challenges" if the Taliban continued w...

Afghanistan is a graveyard for foreign invaders, Iran incl...

Last week’s news was dominated by reports that the US president had ignored intelligence indicating that Russia offered bounties...

New army graduates deployed in Afghanistan: gov't

A total of 636 soldiers have graduated from the Afghan army's Kandahar Regional Military Training Center and joined the Afghan army as...

Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah to visit Pakistan soon

Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghan peace council, will soon pay an official visit to Pakistan as part of efforts to advance the p...

Russo-Taliban ties: Did the Russians really offer bounty f...

The New York Times’ latest fake news provocation alleging that Russia’s military-intelligence agency GRU solicited the Tali...

US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghanistan...

Washington’s peace envoy told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan’s Taliban and Kabul’s political leaders were close...

Covid-19: No rest for the gravediggers of Afghanistan

Abbas has worked in this Kabul cemetery for more than a decade, since he moved to the Afghan capital for work. He's sometimes called to...

23 killed in rocket attack on Afghanistan cattle market

At least 23 civilians were killed and dozens injured after rockets hit a cattle market in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the...

Afghanistan human rights workers killed in Kabul blast

Two employees of Afghanistan's human rights body were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul on Saturday, the agency said. The Afghanistan I...

Afghanistan gov't weakened ahead of Taliban talks: US watc...

A watchdog in the United States has warned that "systemic" corruption within the Afghan government is weakening its bargaining position...

Coronavirus sweeps through Afghanistan’s security forces

The novel coronavirus is sweeping through Afghanistan's security forces, according to senior Afghan security officials from four provin...

Afghanistan resumes international flights amid COVID-19

Afghanistan resumed international air travel on Wednesday with a Turkish Airlines flight taking off from Kabul for Istanbul, authoritie...