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US soliders killed in Afghanistan Two US soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The two US servicemen were killed in a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. Two others were seriously injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack

Is Afghanistan headed for a run-off election?

As per electoral law, Afghanistan’s election commission has to address the large number of complaints that have emerged following the declaration of preliminary results that declared Ashraf Ghani as the winner

Afghan election Ashraf Ghani emerges as preliminary winner in Afghan presidential elections

The final results of the elections are still awaited as opposition candidates have alleged widespread fraud and rigging, and have challenged the preliminary results

US war in Afghanistan Why the Afghanistan Papers are an eerie reminder of Vietnam

Noam Chomsky’s 1973 book, The Backroom Boys, exposed the lies used by the US establishment to justify the war on Vietnam and pointed out that these were not aberrations. The latest documents on the Afghan war prove this point

Afghani deaths US-backed Afghan paramilitaries unleashed “nights of terror”: Human Rights Watch

Afghan forces are being accused of having committed grave atrocities and led to the increase in airstrikes, according to a report published recently by the Human Rights Watch

Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan's war-weary people Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan’s war-weary people

As many as 16 candidates are fighting to win the support of more than 9.6 million voters in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The elections on September 28 are taking place amid rising violence by the Taliban and more attacks by US and government forces

Pashtun leaders Lawmakers Ali Wazir and Moshin Dawar of the Pashtun protection movement get bail in Pakistan

Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar were arrested following a clash between protesters and the army in North Waziristan. At least three protesters died in the incident but the army detained the leaders claiming soldiers were fired on

The US is focused on an exit rather than peace in Afghanistan

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about US President Donald Trump’s decision to end peace talks with the Taliban

Trump's decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers Trump’s decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers

Observers are surprised at Trump’s decision as the Taliban had never promised to end violence as a precondition for the talks. Trump’s citing the death of a soldier for his decision is also puzzling as the US continued talks despite 15 of its dying in Afghanistan this year

US troops in Afghanistan US finalizes deal with Taliban, to withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan

Meanwhile, the Taliban has intensified its war against government forces in several provinces of Afghanistan. It carried out an attack in Kabul on Monday, killing over 16 people.

How can democracy be strengthened in Afghanistan? How can democracy be strengthened in Afghanistan?

Nearly 15 years after the first presidential election, there are very few national political parties in Afghanistan, a structural weakness that prevents democracy from taking root in the country

US-Taliban talks to resume today after 2-day intra-Afghan summit US-Taliban talks to resume today after 2-day intra-Afghan summit

The discussions among various Afghan groups that began on July 7 was noteworthy for the participation of two government officials, although they attended the meeting in their private capacity

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