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More Afghan civilians being deliberately targeted, UN says (15.02.2018)

An annual United Nations report released on Thursday offered a stark assessment of the 16-year Afghan war, showing a slight decline in civilian casualties from an all-time high but a rise in complex bombing attacks that have taken a heavy toll in the capital.

Afghan Taliban pen open letter to Americans, call for dialogue (14.02.2018)

The Taliban, in an “open letter” to the American people has called for dialogue to end the prolonged Afghan war, claiming increased U.S. military airstrikes have not "retaken even a single inch of land" from the insurgency. Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, released copies of the 10-page...

Afghan President open to talks with armed groups (03.02.2018)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said his government is open to peace talks with armed groups who accept peace but said the door was closed to those who cause tragedies like recent attacks in the capital, Kabul.

International Criminal Court judges consider Afghanistan war crimes inquiry (02.02.2018)

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are deciding whether to authorise an official war crimes inquiry into events in Afghanistan. They are due to begin examining written submissions from victims in Afghanistan about whom and what any potential investigation should focus on.

Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds (31.01.2018)

Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country shows that the Taliban now control or threaten much more territory than when foreign combat troops left in 2014.

US military blames 'human error' for refusal to share key data on Afghanistan (30.01.2018)

The Pentagon says it did not intend to restrict the release of crucial information about U.S. and coalition efforts in Afghanistan, blaming a "human error in labeling" for the withholding data. The response came after the top U.S. watchdog on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan issued its quarterly report...

Kabul mourns 100 dead after ambulance bomb (28.01.2018)

More than 100 people are now known to have been killed in a suicide bombing on Saturday in Kabul. … The Taliban … said it was behind the attack. It was the deadliest attack in Afghanistan for months and took place a week after an attack on a Kabul hotel in which 22 people were killed.

UN strongly condemns terrorist attack on Kabul hotel (21.01.2018)

Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres as well as the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in the country's capital, Kabul.

Haley: US Afghanistan strategy is working (17.01.2018)

A senior U.S. official said Wednesday the Trump administration’s Afghanistan strategy is working.“They [the Afghan government] are starting to see the Taliban concede, they are starting to see them move towards coming to the table,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

New agreement signed enabling enhanced United Nations support to Afghan elections (30.12.2017)

Donors pledged to fund up to 90 per cent of the US$28.4 million voter registration budget, in addition to pledging ongoing assistance to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC).