Kabul is eyeing a visit by top Taliban members to Tehran with unease, a senior Afghan official told The National on Wednesday, even as Iran said no group could win control through war and urged the insurgents to co-operate with the government […]
After years of persecuting Afghanistan’s religious and ethnic minorities, the Taliban are now trying to win over and recruit from the Shiite Hazara community ahead of intra-Afghan peace talks. The predominantly Sunni insurgents posted a video on their website last […]
The assassination of Qassem Soleimani has had reverberations across the border in Afghanistan, a country that holds close ties to Iran. The Afghan government and its political leaders have been careful when it comes to condemning the assassination, as they wanted […]
Bilal Mohammadi sits protectively close to his younger brother Abdul in a large crowded hall filled with loud chatter from hundreds of Afghans surrounding them. Most of the surrounding crowd at the refugee reception centre at Zero Point on the […]
For many Afghan women, Khodayari’s act of protest symbolised their own struggle for equality.
Ordinary Afghans and political observers say they fear the talks hosted by Russia last week have harmed the prospect of long-term peace and given the Taliban insurgents the upper hand in negotiations with the United States. The two-day Moscow meeting […]
From Russia and the US to the UAE, several powers and stakeholders in the Afghan conflict have started engaging with the insurgent group to secure a long lasting peace in the country.
Over the past four years, thousands of Afghan men have been recruited by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s extraterritorial Quds Force to fight ISIL in Syria as part of the Fatemiyoun division