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Afghanistan signs peace deal with hard-line militant group (22.09.2016)

The Afghan government has signed a draft peace accord with notorious exiled warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for his return after years of fighting the central authorities. A government delegation and a team representing Hekmatyar's Hezb-e Islami militant group signed the document at a...

U.S. senators question aid to Afghanistan amid 'rampant corruption' (16.09.2016)

U.S. senators have warned the Obama administration that failure to address problems with corruption in Afghanistan could lead to a pullback in the embattled country's $5 billion in yearly aid.

Turkmenistan removes legal barrier to leader's indefinite rule (14.09.2016)

Turkmenistan amended its constitution on Wednesday in a way that will allow President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov to stay in power indefinitely, following in the footsteps of his predecessor, who ruled the gas-rich Central Asian nation until his death.

Afghan President says peace deal with militant group close (12.09.2016)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said a peace deal with the Hezb-e Islami militant group is close to being finalized, … . … Kabul hopes a deal with Hezb-e Islami can convince the Taliban to end its insurgency and join the political process.

Uzbekistan names interim president (08.09.2016)

Uzbekistan's parliament has appointed Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev as interim president following the death of strongman leader Islam Karimov, setting the long-serving government chief up as the clear favorite to win a five-year term in an election due to held by December.

Taliban fighters enter besieged Afghan city (08.09.2016)

Taliban rebels have fought their way into the besieged capital of Afghanistan’s central Uruzgan province, triggering fierce battles with Afghan security forces, according to local authorities and insurgents.

UN: 93 aid workers abducted in Afghanistan in 2016 (07.09.2016)

The United Nations has warned of a growing threat to aid workers in Afghanistan where it says millions of people are in urgent need of life-saving assistance.

US Commander: Afghan forces lost 900 men in July (31.08.2016)

More than 900 Afghan security personnel died in July while battling Taliban insurgents, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Wednesday.

Who is the new Taliban military chief? (31.08.2016)

The Taliban have appointed Mullah Ibrahim Sadar as the group's new military chief. Sadar's appointment comes at a time when the militant outfit is seeking to expand its control over key Afghan provinces.