India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.
Three militants stormed a hospital in Kabul soon after 10 am on Tuesday, shooting new mothers dead before the newborns in their arms had even seen the light outside the hospital.
Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility
The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar area at about 07.45 (local time) as 150 worshippers were inside the building, authorities said
Afghanistan government prepares to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days as UN backs US-led push to end 18-year war
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days, according to a decree viewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as the United Nations-backed a US-led push to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war
Amid rocket explosions, Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President; rival Abdullah Abdullah holds his own ceremony
Afghanistan's election commission has declared incumbent president Ashraf Ghani as the winner of September's vote; rival Abdullah Abdullah, as well as the election complaints commission say the results are fraught with irregularities
India consumed by internal turmoil as prospects of Taliban's rise in Afghanistan appear imminent following US peace deal
International pressures on India are mounting. It is possible that external factors, including ones that nobody can predict – such as impacts of the coronavirus – may play a significant part in determining the fate and future of our country.
Donald Trump confirms he spoke to a Taliban leader, making him first US president to do so; says they had 'good talk'
President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first US president believed to have ever spoken directly with the militant group.
Pakistan urges Afghan govt to honour prisoner swap clause in US-Taliban deal, create 'favourable environment' for dialogue
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a statement called on President Ashraf Ghani to abide by a prisoner swap clause in the US-Taliban peace deal.
Taliban announces end of partial truce, says will resume 'offensive operations' against Afghan security forces
The Taliban on Monday said that there will resume "offensive operations" against the security forces in Afghanistan, resulting in the end of a partial truce that preceded the signing of a deal between the insurgents and the US.
Afghanistan War enters new stage as US military prepares to exit, bring down curtain on 18-year conflict
The signing of a deal Saturday in Doha, Qatar, to start withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan may not immediately stop the fighting, but it will at least usher in a new era in the 18-year war
US-Taliban peace deal hits first roadblock as Ashraf Ghani says he won't free prisoners belonging to militant group
The US-Taliban deal is seen as a historic opportunity to extricate the United States from Afghanistan, a nation convulsed by conflict since the Soviet invasion in December 1979.
India signs deal with Afghanistan to build roads in Bamyan and Mazar-e-Sharif: Ministry of External Affairs
In a series of tweets, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India remains committed to economic and human resource development partnership with Afghanistan
100,000 casualties in Afghanistan over past 10 years, says UN report; 'imperative for all to stop fighting' says security council representative Tadamichi Yamamoto
Report released by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan comes as seven-day 'reduction of violence' agreement between US, Taliban takes effect
Incumbent Afghan president Ashraf Ghani named victor five months after polls; country stares at another political crisis
President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday was declared the winner of Afghanistan’s presidential vote after five months of delayed results and bitter dispute. But the announcement threatened to tip the country into a full-blown political crisis on the cusp of a US peace deal with the Taliban
Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country’s independent election commission announced Tuesday, more than four months after polls closed.
US reaches agreement with Taliban on violence reduction pact after meeting between Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Ashraf Ghani in Doha
The deal was struck in protracted negotiations in Doha and was announced after meeting between Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Ashraf Ghani
US-Iran crisis: With massive shale reserve, America no longer hostage to West Asia fuel; India can ill-afford to be fence sitter for oil needs
The events following the killing of General Soleimani should serve to show this cannot last: India might not have the luxury of sitting in the stands as the next West Asia crisis plays out.
Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appears to narrowly win second term as per early results; Abdullah Abdullah rejects 'illegitimate' outcome
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears to have narrowly won a second term, according to preliminary results from September's balloting that were announced Sunday, although his main challenger rejected the outcome as illegitimate
On surprise Afghanistan visit, Donald Trump meets US troops and claims to have reopened talks with Taliban
President Donald Trump paid an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to US troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and declared that he had reopened peace negotiations with the Taliban less than three months after scuttling talks in hopes of ending 18 years of war
Serial blasts in Kabul leave four soldiers injured; no immediate claim of responsibility from Taliban or Islamic insurgent groups
The explosion targeted the Kabul Military Training Center on the western edge of Kabul, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi tweeted