The status of international troops should act as a guarantor for a full implementation of an agreed political settlement. The fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and Afghanistan’s descent into the chaos were largely a result of a lack of guaranteed political settlement. Provisions of inclusive ...
President Mohammad Ashraf leading a high-level delegation left Kabul for Abu Dhabi here yesterday.
At least 22 Afghan force personnel were killed and another 20 wounded after Taliban attacked the checkpoint in the country's northern province of Faryab late Saturday.
The new commissioners for the Independent Election Commission and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission took the oath of office at a ceremony in the Presidential Palace on Monday, a day after they were appointed to the posts by President Ashraf Ghani.
The issue of “national union” will be raised during consultative Loya Jirga (national assembly) on peace, an unanimous source said.
Being a key player in Afghanistan, Turkey may be included in the Moscow format, says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan.
Presidents of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan Ashraf Ghani, and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation between the two countries in Ashgabat on Thursday.
Over 17 terrorists were killed following air attacks carried out by Afghan air forces in southern Urozgan province within the last 24 hours.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is a possible candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, said on Thursday during a ceremony in capital Kabul that both the Soviets and NATO imposed their puppet governments on the people of Afghanistan.
Iran, irate over a terror strike by a Pakistan-based Sunni group against 27 soldiers of its IRGC has vowed vengeance on Pakistan. Sources has said the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's decision to shorten his visit to Pakistan was a signal of displeasure.
It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third time to war, along with several years of working in positions effecting war policy in Washington,...
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, who is on a six-nation trip to discuss the Afghan peace process said Tuesday while meeting with EU and NATO partners in Brussels that their shared purpose is to reach a peace agreement and not a withdrawal agreement.
President Ashraf Ghani travelled to eastern Nangarhar province at the head of a high-level delegation on Sunday, an official said.
NATO heads of state and government would meet in London at the end of the year, the alliance chief said on Wednesday.
The Taliban entered a second day of unprecedented talks Wednesday with powerful Afghan politicians in Moscow, sidestepping the Kabul government as it pursues a leading stake in the war-torn country.
A top U.S. general said on Tuesday that talks between the United States and Taliban were in their “very, very early” stages and the Afghan government, so far excluded from talks, would have to be part of the solution.
The Taliban deputy chief negotiator, Salam Hanafi, also said that after the US announces a full withdrawal, the Taliban will negotiate with the Afghan government, according to reporters in Moscow.
The Taliban say they will participate in what they call "intra-Afghan" talks in Moscow among prominent Afghan figures, including former President Hamid Karzai and tribal elders — but no Kabul government officials.
India is preparing for any eventuality in Afghanistan by being in regular touch with key political stakeholders in the war-ravaged country and with the other nations including key regional powers that want stability there, according to senior officials.
Those are former president Hamid Karzai, Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, executive chief of Jamiat-i-Islami party Ata Mohammad Noor, Hizb-e-Wahdat leader Mohammad Mohaqiq, former deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai, senior Jamiat member Ismail Khan, former defense minister Shah Nawaz Tanai ...