Taliban insurgents launched another attempt to capture the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday as their negotiators held talks with the United States to end their nearly two-decade-long insurgency. The militants began their attack a little after 1am, targeting […]
The US and the Taliban on Wednesday were finalising an agreement to end America’s longest and most costly war, bringing nearly two decades of conflict to an end. Sources in Kabul told The National a deal had been reached on many of […]
As the Taliban nears a peace deal with the US, the increasing presence of Daesh in the country makes the Afghan militant group jittery.
Doctors and activists are redoubling their efforts to curb a violent and still pervasive custom that violates women’s rights.
Afghanistan’s centenary Independence Day celebrations on Monday were marred by explosions in the eastern city of Jalalabad, which wounded scores. The attacks came as Afghans were still reeling from the brutal ISIS attack on a wedding celebration in Kabul two […]
The day after a horrifying suicide attack that killed 63 guests at a Kabul wedding, there was a crowd of people outside the emergency trauma hospital, desperate for news of their missing loved ones. The explosion on Saturday evening, which has […]
As election campaigning for the already delayed presidential elections in Afghanistan move into full swing, citizens worry about growing incidents of violence following threats from the Taliban. In a statement issued earlier this month, the insurgent group called the elections a “deceiving […]
The US is preparing an agreement with the Afghan government to reassure Kabul that an American peace deal with the Taliban will not lead to the group reclaiming power after foreign troops withdraw. Kabul is seeking continued US support for […]
Worsening violence and threats against campaign rallies have left Afghans fearful of heading to the polls next month for the presidential election. The official campaign season started on July 28, but was immediately beset by deadly violence when President Ashraf […]
The political campaign for the September 28 presidential election in Afghanistan got a bloody start on July 28 when the office of vice-presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh came under attack. Mr. Saleh, a former intelligence chief and President Ashraf Ghani’s running mate, survived […]