Iran has limited influence over the Taliban and little to gain from prolonging the war.
Recently, several US soldiers pleaded guilty to stealing money earmarked for Afghanistan reconstruction, but it’s not the first time Americans have been caught stealing from other countries’ pockets.
Qasem Soleimani's less charismatic replacement won't change Iran's regional policies, but we might witness an expansion.
An escalated conflict between the US and Iran will reverberate in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Afghans are waiting for the outcome of endless meetings between the United States and the Taliban.
The Taliban claimed they were behind a fatal roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province, that had killed the US soldier. A Taliban spokesman even tweeted a purported photo ID of the slain US soldier, without saying how it was obtained.
A hasty peace deal that undermined the Afghan government and rewarded the Taliban's arrogant zero-sum game was always doomed for failure. All that can be changed moving forward.
At least 70 people have been wounded in a suicide bombing and assault on Bagram Air Base north of capital Kabul.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman says that the Taliban singled out 45 old men from a funeral procession carrying the deceased employee's coffin to a graveyard.
US President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Afghanistan was a cutting image of how President Ashraf Ghani's government has become an afterthought.
Talks "will resume from where they had stopped", Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says a day after US President Trump signalled the Afghan insurgent group would agree to a ceasefire.
The US and Taliban are engaged in ongoing peace talks and the insurgents want a ceasefire, President Trump said during a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan.
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