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Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin (23.03.2017)

The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say.

Afghanistan backs U.S. call for more troops to help battle Taliban (22.03.2017)

Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help battle the Taliban and the Islamic State extremist group, the country's top diplomat has said.Artikeltext

Russia to host talks on Afghan conflict (19.03.2017)

Russia plans to host international talks on the conflict in Afghanistan on April 14, a high-ranking Afghan official said. Hanif Atmar, the Afghan president’s national security adviser, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on March 18 that 12 countries, including the United States and the five...

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for one year (17.03.2017)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of United Nations assistance operation in Afghanistan until 17 March 2018, stressing the political mission’s role in supporting an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

NATO prepares for Taliban spring campaign, with focus on south (03.03.2017)

As in past years, coalition forces in Afghanistan expect a substantial spike in spring fighting from the country's Taliban insurgency in 2017, particularly in the latter's southern stronghold regions. Despite the continuing deadly attacks on Kabul and other areas, NATO said the Afghan National...

OSCE Permanent Council renews mandate of the Office in Tajikistan (02.03.2017)

Following today’s decision of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, the mandate of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan was extended until 30 June 2017.

US military: number of IS members in Afghanistan reduced to 700 (01.03.2017)

Afghan security forces backed by American air support have conducted “successful” operations against the Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan during the past year, reducing the number of its militants to about 700. U.S. military spokesman Brigadier General Charles Cleveland … said a year ago...

Landlocked Afghanistan urges Pakistan to open borders (01.03.2017)

[…] Islamabad, which hosted Wednesday’s summit of the 10-nation Economic Cooperation Organization, or ECO, sealed all of the border two weeks ago, alleging militants planned and executed recent terrorist attacks across the country from Afghan soil.

Putin and Rahmon agree to bolster Tajik-Afghan border security (27.02.2017)

[…] Putin said he and Rahmon agreed to "step up joint efforts to defend the Tajik-Afghan border, using capacities of the Russian military base located in Tajikistan."