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Abdullah: We Are ‘Flexible’ To Discuss Interim Government With Taliban
Abdullah: We Are ‘Flexible’ To Discuss Interim Government With Taliban

At an online talk on Wedneday evening, Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said the Afghan

25 Jun 2020
Enemy Attack Patterns in Afghanistan ‘Consistently’ High Through 2019: US State Dept
Enemy Attack Patterns in Afghanistan ‘Consistently’ High Through 2019: US State Dept

In 2019, enemy-initiated attack trends in Afghanistan defied its usual seasonal pattern; while in most years, such attacks decrease in

24 Jun 2020
Group Of 67 Countries Back ICC In Face Of US Sanctions
Group Of 67 Countries Back ICC In Face Of US Sanctions

More than half of the International Criminal Court (ICC) members, 67 to be precise, have reaffirmed their support for the

24 Jun 2020
Attack on Lawyers Carried out by ‘Enemies of Peace’ Says Khalilzad
Attack on Lawyers Carried out by ‘Enemies of Peace’ Says Khalilzad

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad condemned the Monday attack that killed five lawyers from the Afghan

23 Jun 2020
Taliban Denies UN Special Report Claims of Attacks on Health Facilities
Taliban Denies UN Special Report Claims of Attacks on Health Facilities

Taliban denied the UN Special Report that attributed 12 deliberate attacks on healthcare facilities and workers to the group. “We do

21 Jun 2020
UN Secretary-General Raises Security and Humanitarian Concerns
UN Secretary-General Raises Security and Humanitarian Concerns

The security situation in Afghanistan remains “volatile and unpredictable” while the humanitarian conditions are highly concerning, said the latest quarterly

21 Jun 2020
Son Unwilling to Accept Iranian Citizenship for Afghan Scholar Najib Mayel-Heravi
Son Unwilling to Accept Iranian Citizenship for Afghan Scholar Najib Mayel-Heravi

Last month Shahab Mayel-Heravi set himself on fire outside the Iranian foreign ministry office to protest against the treatment of

20 Jun 2020
US Reduces Troops in Afghanistan to Agreed Level: US General
US Reduces Troops in Afghanistan to Agreed Level: US General

The United States has reduced its military presence in Afghanistan to the level negotiated with the Taliban, around 8,600 troops,

19 Jun 2020
1 in 5 Afghans is a Former Refugee: UNHCR Report
1 in 5 Afghans is a Former Refugee: UNHCR Report

Over 3 million Afghans were forcibly displaced in 2019, making Afghanistan the third worst-affected nation, according to the UN Refugee

18 Jun 2020
We Will Only Leave Afghanistan When Time is Right: NATO
We Will Only Leave Afghanistan When Time is Right: NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated the Alliance’s strong commitment to Afghanistan’s long-term security and the peace process and said

18 Jun 2020
Anti-Corruption Reforms Must Remain a Priority in Afghanistan: UN Report
Anti-Corruption Reforms Must Remain a Priority in Afghanistan: UN Report

Sustained and effective efforts in fighting corruption in Afghanistan remain critical for the country’s future, finds a new UN report

18 Jun 2020
Over 15 Afghan Forces Killed by Taliban in Multiple Overnight Raids
Over 15 Afghan Forces Killed by Taliban in Multiple Overnight Raids

Over 15 Afghan security forces were killed in Taliban’s overnight raids in Kunduz, Jawzjan and Kandahar, according to different sources...

17 Jun 2020
16% More Afghan Women Join Military, 20% Special Ops Corps Misused: US SIGAR report
16% More Afghan Women Join Military, 20% Special Ops Corps Misused: US SIGAR report

The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) saw a 16% increase in the number of women in the force

15 Jun 2020
NATO Restricted Data on Afghan Casualties After US-Taliban Talks: US SIGAR Report
NATO Restricted Data on Afghan Casualties After US-Taliban Talks: US SIGAR Report

NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission restricted from publicly releasing data about Taliban’s attacks in Afghanistan and the pending casualties, due

15 Jun 2020
Four US Lawmakers Want to Know Impact of Hastily-Planned Afghan Troop Withdrawal
Four US Lawmakers Want to Know Impact of Hastily-Planned Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Four U.S. lawmakers have penned a letter to the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, demanding details on the impact

13 Jun 2020
International Community Condemns Afghan Mosque Attack
International Community Condemns Afghan Mosque Attack

The blast in the Sher Shah Suri Mosque in Kabul, the second of its kind in less than two weeks,

13 Jun 2020
International Criminal Court Condemns Trump’s Sanctions
International Criminal Court Condemns Trump’s Sanctions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) called U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions against the court staff “an unacceptable attempt to interfere

13 Jun 2020
Four Killed in Bomb Attack Inside Kabul Mosque
Four Killed in Bomb Attack Inside Kabul Mosque

Four people killed after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded inside a popular mosque in Kart-e Char area of Kabul

12 Jun 2020
US CENTCOM Commander Says Conditions not Right for Complete Troop Withdrawal
US CENTCOM Commander Says Conditions not Right for Complete Troop Withdrawal

Despite the promise of the intra-Afghan talks resolving violence and bringing peace, a senior U.S. commander said there’s no finish

11 Jun 2020
Conditions Worsen for Hazaras in Afghanistan: US State Department Report
Conditions Worsen for Hazaras in Afghanistan: US State Department Report

The Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) and the Taliban continue to target and kill members of minority religious communities for their beliefs,

10 Jun 2020
Afghanistan Least Peaceful Country in the World: 2020 Global Peace Index
Afghanistan Least Peaceful Country in the World: 2020 Global Peace Index

The 2020 Global Peace Index shows the world is now considerably less peaceful that it was a decade ago...

10 Jun 2020
Afghan NGO Turns Women’s Street Food Carts into Disinfection Units
Afghan NGO Turns Women’s Street Food Carts into Disinfection Units

Kabul-based Ebtakar, a social enterprise NGO, has been advising women street food-cart vendors to turn them into disinfection units to

10 Jun 2020
NATO: Afghan-Owned, Afghan-led intra-Afghan Talks are way to Peace
NATO: Afghan-Owned, Afghan-led intra-Afghan Talks are way to Peace

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO supports the peace process that is Afghan-owned and Afghan-led...

9 Jun 2020
Taliban Continues to Profit from Narcotics Trafficking: UN Report
Taliban Continues to Profit from Narcotics Trafficking: UN Report

Heroine and methamphetamine cultivation, production and trafficking continues to make up the bulk of Taliban’s revenue, a UN reports states...

9 Jun 2020
Intra-Afghan Talks: US Envoy Meets Taliban to Review Doha Peace Deal
Intra-Afghan Talks: US Envoy Meets Taliban to Review Doha Peace Deal

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, met with the Taliban leaders is Qatar to review their implementation

8 Jun 2020
US Envoy Discusses Afghan Peace With Taliban, Pakistan
US Envoy Discusses Afghan Peace With Taliban, Pakistan

- U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has met with leaders of the Taliban in Qatar to review the

8 Jun 2020
The Taliban movement has changed: Russian Envoy for Afghanistan
The Taliban movement has changed: Russian Envoy for Afghanistan

“The Taliban movement has changed,” Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, and head of the second Asia department

7 Jun 2020
MoFA Rejects Allegations of India Supporting TTP in Afghanistan to ‘Threaten’ Pakistan
MoFA Rejects Allegations of India Supporting TTP in Afghanistan to ‘Threaten’ Pakistan

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) rebutted the Pakistani government’s claims that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is operating in Afghanistan

6 Jun 2020
Refugee Deaths in Iran will be Investigated Assures Afghan Foreign Ministry
Refugee Deaths in Iran will be Investigated Assures Afghan Foreign Ministry

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) vowed to thoroughly investigate an incident where three Afghan nationals were killed in

6 Jun 2020
US Military Launches First Airstrikes Against Taliban Since Ceasefire End
US Military Launches First Airstrikes Against Taliban Since Ceasefire End

The U.S. military said it had conducted two air raids on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan – the first since the

6 Jun 2020
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