Afghanistan
Trump administration announces partial troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq

By January, the number of troops in both these countries will be down to around 2,500. Peace activists have welcomed the decision even as sections of the establishment have resisted it

Yet another journalist killed in Afghanistan

33-year-old Elyas Dayee, who was associated with Radio Free Afghanistan RFE/RL, was killed and three others were critically wounded in an improvised bomb blast in Helmand’s Lashkar Gah

Afghan violence Spate of attacks against civilians in Afghanistan

The ground situation in Afghanistan continues to remain volatile despite the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks between the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government in Doha

Afghanistan violence 15 people among those killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan

Seven women, five children, and two men were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Kajran district in the central Daikundi province of Afghanistan on Tuesday morning

Intra-Afghan talks Talks between Afghan government, Taliban to begin on September 12

Representatives from nearly 35 countries have been invited to take part in the opening of the long pending intra-Afghan talks that will be held in the Qatari capital Doha

Intra-Afghan talks Intra-Afghan talks set to begin in Qatar despite no end to violence

Hours before the Taliban negotiating team’s arrival in Qatar on Thursday, three Afghan civilians reportedly lost their lives in a road mine blast in the country’s Nangarhar province

Amid recurring violence, uncertainties around peace talks continue in Afghanistan

Seven civilians lost their lives in Afghanistan hours before the Taliban negotiators arrived in Pakistan to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process. The incident took place in the Ghazni province

14 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

The overnight clash in the Khwaja Bahauddin district lasted for two hours. Attacks by the Taliban continue despite the Ashraf Ghani-led government’s repeated calls for a permanent truce

Afghan government to release remaining 400 Taliban prisoners 

The release is expected to pave the way for the beginning of intra-Afghan talks this week in Qatar. President Ashraf Ghani had earlier refused to release them saying their crimes were to heinous  

Afghan prison stormed Islamic State militants claim responsibility for attack on Afghan prison

In an attack which began on Sunday evening, terrorists slammed an explosive-laden vehicle to enter a prison in Jalalabad province. As many as 24 people were killed and 43 sustained injuries in the ensuing fighting

Afghanistan Car blast Car explosion in Afghanistan after truce announcement 

At least 18 people lost their lives and 21 were critically wounded in a car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Logar province on July 30, Thursday

Afghanistan ceasefire Taliban ceasefire brightens hopes for talks in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, which would be the third since June 2019. The ceasefire comes after a particularly brutal few weeks of clashes between the group and government forces

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