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HRW Says Targeted Killings of Civilians Escalate in Afghanistan
HRW Says Targeted Killings of Civilians Escalate in Afghanistan

Insurgent groups in Afghanistan have escalated their targeted killings of women and religious minorities, Human Rights Watch said today...

16 Mar 2021
Interior Minister Says Afghan Forces Can Hold Their Own
Interior Minister Says Afghan Forces Can Hold Their Own

Afghanistan’s interior minister has said that Afghan security forces can hold their ground even if U.S. troops withdraw...

14 Mar 2021
UNSC Urges Immediate End to Killings of Afghan Civilians
UNSC Urges Immediate End to Killings of Afghan Civilians

The UN Security Council urged on Friday an "immediate end" to attacks on civilians in Afghanistan amid an escalating number

13 Mar 2021
US Plan Best Chance for Afghan Peace Process: Karzai
US Plan Best Chance for Afghan Peace Process: Karzai

The recent floated U.S. draft for a deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government is the best chance to

11 Mar 2021
SIGAR Report Highlights ‘High Risk’ Areas of Afghan Reconstruction
SIGAR Report Highlights ‘High Risk’ Areas of Afghan Reconstruction

The rate of Taliban violence continues to rise despite the now one-year-old peace deal aimed at ending the war in

11 Mar 2021
Biden Admin. Should “Reconsider” May 1 Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Top US Senate Democrat
Biden Admin. Should “Reconsider” May 1 Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Top US Senate Democrat

Democratic opposition to the possible withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan grew on Tuesday with American Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ),

10 Mar 2021
Pentagon Uncertain of US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan as Deadline Nears
Pentagon Uncertain of US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan as Deadline Nears

The Pentagon said on Monday that it has not decided whether to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, as Washington considers

9 Mar 2021
Afghan Women Must Play leading Role in Peace Process: UN
Afghan Women Must Play leading Role in Peace Process: UN

The United Nations seeks a leading role for women in decision making at all levels in Afghanistan’s peace process that

8 Mar 2021
US Secretary of State’s Letter to Afghan President on Peace Process
US Secretary of State’s Letter to Afghan President on Peace Process

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of High Council for

7 Mar 2021
Khalilzad Proposes New Summit with Taliban on Interim Govt in Afghanistan
Khalilzad Proposes New Summit with Taliban on Interim Govt in Afghanistan

The Biden administration’s top envoy to Afghanistan proposed forming a conference of Afghan and Taliban leaders to hammer out an

6 Mar 2021
Slain Afghans Among U.S. ‘Women Of Courage’ Honorees
Slain Afghans Among U.S. ‘Women Of Courage’ Honorees

Seven Afghan women leaders and activists, who were assassinated in 2020, will be presented an honorary International Women of Courage

5 Mar 2021
RSF Urges UN to take Urgent Measures to Rein in Growing Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan
RSF Urges UN to take Urgent Measures to Rein in Growing Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the United Nations to take urgent measures to rein in the growing violence against

4 Mar 2021
IFJ, AIJA Calls for Urgent Measures to Rectify Deplorable Safety Situation for Media Workers in Afghanistan
IFJ, AIJA Calls for Urgent Measures to Rectify Deplorable Safety Situation for Media Workers in Afghanistan

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) have strongly condemn the attacks

3 Mar 2021
Afghan Govt Should Thoroughly Investigate Killings of Three Female Media Workers in Nangarhar: CPJ
Afghan Govt Should Thoroughly Investigate Killings of Three Female Media Workers in Nangarhar: CPJ

Afghan authorities should thoroughly investigate and hold to account the killings of three employees of Enikass Radio and TV and

3 Mar 2021
US Subcommittee on National Security to Hold Hearing on SIGAR’s Report This Month
US Subcommittee on National Security to Hold Hearing on SIGAR’s Report This Month

The Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the US Subcommittee on National Security, issued a statement on Monday in response

2 Mar 2021
President Ghani Met US Peace Envoy Khalilzad, Discussed Next Steps in Peace Process
President Ghani Met US Peace Envoy Khalilzad, Discussed Next Steps in Peace Process

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today met with the US Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to discuss the intra-Afghan talks...

1 Mar 2021
Any Attempt Against Doha Peace Accord Will Face Failure: Taliban Warns
Any Attempt Against Doha Peace Accord Will Face Failure: Taliban Warns

On the first anniversary of the Doha agreement on Sunday, the Taliban warned that any attempt against the Doha peace

28 Feb 2021
Russia FM Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence
Russia FM Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a press conference with the Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar in Moscow on Friday

27 Feb 2021
German Cabinet Today Approved Law to Extend Bundeswehr Mission in Afghanistan
German Cabinet Today Approved Law to Extend Bundeswehr Mission in Afghanistan

The Germany's federal cabinet today (Thursday) approved a law that aims to extend the mandate for the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan. The Germany's

25 Feb 2021
US Senate Armed Services Chairman Expects ‘Some Extension’ of Troops in Afghanistan
US Senate Armed Services Chairman Expects ‘Some Extension’ of Troops in Afghanistan

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday he expects “some extension” of the U.S. troop presence in

25 Feb 2021
US President Biden Would Not Be Okay If Taliban Ruled Afghanistan: White House
US President Biden Would Not Be Okay If Taliban Ruled Afghanistan: White House

US President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, the White House has said, underlining that there is

24 Feb 2021
AIHRC: Violence Against Children in Afghanistan Increased by 16 Percent
AIHRC: Violence Against Children in Afghanistan Increased by 16 Percent

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) today released its annual report on children's human rights situation in 2020 in the

23 Feb 2021
Afghanistan’s Civilian Casualties Rise Following Start of Intra-Afghan Talks: UN Report
Afghanistan’s Civilian Casualties Rise Following Start of Intra-Afghan Talks: UN Report

There was a rise in civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan following the start of peace negotiations in September, although

23 Feb 2021
IRA Peace Negotiations Team Held Virtual Meeting with Afghan Civil Society Forum
IRA Peace Negotiations Team Held Virtual Meeting with Afghan Civil Society Forum

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations Team had a an online meeting with the Afghan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo)

22 Feb 2021
Afghan Air Force Won’t be Combat Effective ‘Within Months’ If Advisers Leave: IG Report
Afghan Air Force Won’t be Combat Effective ‘Within Months’ If Advisers Leave: IG Report

The Afghan air force, a key factor in the government’s ability to keep Taliban insurgents at bay, won’t be able

21 Feb 2021
US Strongly Supports Afghanistan Peace Process: Joe Biden
US Strongly Supports Afghanistan Peace Process: Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden while addressing the Munich Security Conference on Friday said that the United States strongly supports Afghanistan

20 Feb 2021
Nato Chief Dismisses Early Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan
Nato Chief Dismisses Early Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the alliance will leave Afghanistan only when security conditions allow, as

18 Feb 2021
World Bank Approves $97.50M Grant to Provide Food Security, Lessen Drought & COVID19 Impacts for Afghans
World Bank Approves $97.50M Grant to Provide Food Security, Lessen Drought & COVID19 Impacts for Afghans

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday approved a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) of $97.50 million

17 Feb 2021
New Zealand Troops To Conclude 20-Year Deployment to Afghanistan by May
New Zealand Troops To Conclude 20-Year Deployment to Afghanistan by May

The final six personnel, three deployed at the Afghanistan National Army Officer Academy and three deployed at the NATO Resolute

17 Feb 2021
Defense Ministers Meet to Address NATO 2030, Missions in Afghanistan
Defense Ministers Meet to Address NATO 2030, Missions in Afghanistan

NATO defense ministers will meet via secure teleconference on Wednesday and Thursday (17-18 February 2021) to address NATO's missions in

16 Feb 2021