While the group has launched its annual attack, one analyst says this does not rule out negotiations
Deepika Singh Rajawat wants justice
Suicide bombing targeted journalists as the overall casualty toll reached 25 killed and 45 wounded
The Taliban has turned down an offer from President Ashraf Ghani to join the much-delayed parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. In a speech made earlier this month in Kabul, while launching the voter registration process, the Afghan President appealed to the group that has been waging an increasingly bloody insurgency to shun violence and participate in the democratic...
Outgoing Indian ambassador to Kabul is candid that if talks fail with the Taliban, there is no backup plan in place; points at Pakistan factor in ongoing strife
Barkatullah is 13. He lost his right arm and leg in a mine explosion on May 2017. But that does not deter him from dreaming of a brighter future. “The policemen were among the people who rescued me and saved my life,” he says on a chilly evening in the children’s playground at the Emergency...
Locals in Kabul swear they will not take part in the upcoming poll, in light of an attack allegedly by an Islamic State bomber
The prospect of vote violence threatens to turn away Afghans before it even begins
Thirty-year-old Mohammad isn’t sure who shelled his home in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani District: Taliban insurgents, or fighters aligned with the so-called Islamic State. But when a rocket-propelled grenade struck three months ago, killing some of his livestock, he knew he could no longer stay. “We had to leave that night. The battle had reached our...
Business DNA aims for a success that will show “the Afghan private sector has the ability to operate independently, in an innovative way, with professionalism, and sustainably.”