Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegation (18.04.2019)

A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan has been postponed, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, citing Taliban objections to the size of the Afghan delegation.

Afghan opposition politicians to boycott peace Loya Jirga (16.04.2019)

Several Afghan opposition politicians say they will boycott a planned meeting of nearly 2,500 Afghan politicians and tribal, ethnic, and religious leaders aimed at reaching national consensus on future peace talks with the Taliban.

Hague court abandons Afghanistan war crimes inquiry (12.04.2019)

The International Criminal Court abandoned a possible Afghanistan war-crimes investigation on Friday, saying the United States and others in the conflict would not cooperate.

New Kazakhstan President calls snap elections for June (09.04.2019)

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday called a snap election for June as the Central Asian nation seeks a new leader following the shock resignation of its longtime ruler.

Dozens of Afghan forces and Taliban killed as violence spikes ahead of talks (09.04.2019)

Dozens of Afghan forces and Taliban fighters were killed in overnight fighting across Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as violence intensified ahead of another round of peace efforts to end the 18-year-old war.

Afghanistan to send delegates to 'exchange views' with Taliban in Qatar (08.04.2019)

Afghanistan will send a government delegation for talks with the Taliban in Qatar, in a potential breakthrough in efforts to end the nearly 18-year war, even as the militants said participants will attend the meeting only in a "personal capacity." Meanwhile, EU foreign ministers on April 8 said the...

Afghan forces reclaim key district from Taliban (02.04.2019)

Authorities in Afghanistan say a military-led counteroffensive has evicted the Taliban from a strategically important district in northeastern Badakhshan province, inflicting heavy casualties on retreating insurgents.

Afghan vice president survives attack on convoy (31.03.2019)

The Taliban ambushed a convoy escorting the vice president of Afghanistan, killing at least one of his bodyguards, Afghan officials said Sunday.

Mogherini In Kabul: EU Supports 'Afghan-Led' Peace Process (26.03.2019)

During a visit to Kabul, the European Union's top diplomat has said that the bloc supports "an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process." … She made the remarks two weeks after the latest round of negotiations between the United States and the Taliban ended in Qatar, as Washington seeks an end to...

A president called Tokayev. A future called Nursultan (20.03.2019)

At the start of this week, Kazakhstan had a capital city called Astana and a president called Nursultan. Now, it has a capital called Nursultan and a president called Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.