US peace-building should look beyond buttressing the Kabul regime to engaging with major regional powers, namely Pakistan, China, and India.
Even though practices such as “baad” and “baadal” (pertaining to child marriage) are legally prohibited since 2009, it still continues unhindered in Afghanistan today.
According to the UN more than 5,000 non-combatants were killed or wounded in the first six months of 2017 due to suicide bomb attacks by insurgent groups.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that other members of the ISIS group were also killed in the strike on Tuesday.
By running amok in conflict zones since taking power, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to revoke the post-9/11 congressional war authorisation.
The delegation led by Senator John McCain called for a coherent strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in US history.
The story of the Afghan robotics team emerged as the US grapples with the legality of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
Can the EU justify sending additional troops to join the war in Afghanistan even while maintaining a policy that says the country is safe?
EU is willing to go along with Trump’s demand for more NATO involvement in Afghanistan against militants, but “the confusion in Washington has had an impact”.
In conversation with Kallol Bhattacherjee on what distinguishes present-day Afghanistan from the 1980s, how India compares to China on engagement with the US on Afghanistan-Pakistan and more.
Kevin King, a teacher at the American University in Kabul, and his Australian colleague Timothy Weeks were seized near the campus in August last year.
Potential Trump administration responses also include redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and eventually downgrading Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which also left dozens wounded.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
While no action has been confirmed, comments made by the officials suggest an increase of troops by about 3000-5000 in the region.
After a stalemate of almost 16 years in the region, the US defense secretary says they ‘recognise the need for urgency’.
The situation in Afghanistan, having been in a deadlock for more than 15 years has deteriorated rapidly in the last few months.
Who is Gulbuddin Hekmatyar? Why and how is he back? Does the recent spike in attacks in Kabul have anything to do with his return?
Though such attacks on foreign officials have decreased in the country, this incident comes as US President Trump plans on increasing troops in the region.
In a clear articulation of a new Afghan policy, James Mattis and Rex Tillerson have virtually ruled out any political settlement with the Taliban.
At least seven people were killed and 15 were wounded in Tuesday’s explosion, the latest casualties in a particularly bloody week in Afghanistan.
“These weapons are grossly inaccurate and it is likely that the Indian compound wasn’t event the target,” an official in Kabul said.
When suicide bombers attacked a funeral of a politician’s son and killed six, people’s fury over lack of security grew, calling for the resignation of security chiefs.
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A witness who wished to remain anonymous said that 12 people had been killed and 18 wounded.
More than 1,000 demonstrators rallied near the site of the blast for which they held President Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah responsible.
Taliban’s warning came after reports that Ghani would order the execution of 11 militants on death row in revenge for the bomb attack in Kabul.
What can or should the US do to change the trajectory of tragedy in Afghanistan?
Germany recognises that the authorities may be currently incapable of carrying out requisite processing of those sent back but will soon resume deportation.
Police said several people have been killed by the huge car bomb blast in Kabul in an area close to many foreign embassies and government offices.
Australia is not a member of NATO but is a staunch US ally and has had troops in Afghanistan since 2002.
In a statement by the Afghan defence ministry, the militant attack began just before midnight on Monday, killing at least ten soldiers and wounding nine.
While female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, an entire station for women, with mainly young women, is a novelty.
Some US officials questioned the benefit of sending more troops to Afghanistan because any number would not be enough to turn the war-torn situation around.
The envoy urged Pakistan and India to join hands in returning peace to Afghanistan at a time when Taliban and ISIS are both posing threats to the region.
Calling his former allies in the Afghan Taliban “brothers”, he portrayed himself as a mediator for peace, which would end foreign presence in Afghanistan.
The West’s strategy in Afghanistan has demonstrably failed. Is the stage now set for a much more intense war?
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s rehabilitation has been welcomed by the US and President Ghani, who see it as a possible precursor to broader peace with the Taliban.
The attack follows a threat by the Taliban to target foreign forces in the spring offensive that it launched last week.