The incoming president should make America's longest war his first foreign policy priority.
Kandahar matters, and what happens there generally decides not just the fate of Afghanistan but also impacts Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
While officials have been jubilant over an agreement between the two sides, a lot more needs to be done to end the cycle of violence.
President Ghani’s call comes in a virtual address to the Geneva donor conference, where dozens of nations are expected to pledge billions of dollars in aid. But diplomats predict a dip in funding due to uncertainties over peace and Covid-19 pandemic.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to Kabul comes amid surging violence across Afghanistan that has worsened despite peace talks between Afghan government negotiators and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha in September.
At least 9 people have died in an attack targeting the military in Helmand province.
Ahmad Massoud envisions a political setup in which people of every ethnicity have a say.
A Trump defeat could alter Afghanistan's trajectory, but it won't necessarily change Ghani's fortunes.
The Taliban denies any involvement in targeting Saleh, but experts think the latest attack was aimed at 'poisoning' the upcoming intra-Afghan talks.
At least 100 people have died and another 100 are injured and nearly 500 houses destroyed after overnight rains fuelled floods that ravaged the city of Charikar, north of the capital Kabul., according to Afghanistan's Disaster Management Ministry.
The prisoner releases were part of a deal the US has signed with the Taliban aimed at ending war in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the US has said its deal with the Taliban is in the "next phase" as it urged the militants to reduce rising bloodshed.
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