Around 5,000 Taliban prisoners will be released immediately; like the 1,000 held by the Taliban.
05 Mar 2020 2:14 AM
The latter condition could pose immediate problems, and not just because of the antipathy between the two sides.
27 Feb 2020 1:41 AM
In the current environment, what are the options left for Pakistan? Complete detachment from the emerging situation in Afghanistan is one option.
25 Feb 2020 2:51 AM
New Delhi’s considerable economic assistance has been seen by Afghans as being selfless.
03 Dec 2019 4:25 AM
There was no immediate comment from the US embassy in Afghanistan.
19 Nov 2019 5:13 PM
The vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign between President Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah.
28 Sep 2019 11:31 AM
The Taliban movement, which has been fighting the government for years, has threatened to disrupt the process.
17 Sep 2019 3:44 PM
Trump stunned the world on Saturday when he announced the cancellation of a secret meeting with Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
10 Sep 2019 10:58 AM
It was evident for some time that the US wanted to exit Afghanistan for domestic reasons, leaving behind a skeletal counter-terrorism force.
10 Sep 2019 12:00 AM
Slamming the Taliban for denying their involvement in the explosion, Ghani said the group encourages terrorists to carry out such attacks.
18 Aug 2019 2:12 PM
The Taliban and the US are getting closer to a deal centred around the latter's promise to withdraw its troops from the war-torn country.
02 Aug 2019 9:18 AM
So far, the Taliban’s position on the option of direct talks with the government of President Ashraf Ghani has remained stiff.
29 Jul 2019 12:05 AM
He was received by Pakistan's Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood and other officials after which Ghani was given a 21-gun salute.
27 Jun 2019 2:40 PM
He made these remarks while addressing the inaugural session of a conference on Afghan peace titled 'Lahore Process'.
22 Jun 2019 3:43 PM
Afghanistan is scheduled to undergo--presidential, provincial councils and the Ghazni parliamentary elections--simultaneously in September.
14 Jun 2019 12:01 PM
A spokesman for Resolute Support, the US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, said four US service members had suffered minor injuries.
31 May 2019 1:35 PM
Of the 20 or so grand jirgas held since 1700, eight were called in a short period between 2001 and 2019.
14 May 2019 12:05 AM
The US has been clear that ties can only improve once Pakistan is deemed to have delivered adequately in Afghanistan.
08 May 2019 12:09 AM
A close aide to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sparked a diplomatic spat with the US by offering tough criticism of Washington's talks.
15 Mar 2019 2:08 PM
US withdrawal will leave the Taliban as the main organised force in the country.
18 Feb 2019 12:32 AM