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Afghan victims ask ICC to open Afghan war crimes investigation on appeal (04.12.2019)

Lawyers representing victims of the Afghanistan conflict on Wednesday urged the International Criminal Court to allow a war crimes investigation that would include scrutinizing the actions of U.S. forces. ICC judges in April rejected the request of prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to examine atrocities...

US, Taliban to renew push for Afghan peace (04.12.2019)

The United States is set to formally restart peace talks with the Taliban insurgency, nearly three months after President Donald Trump abruptly suspended the year-long process aimed at finding a political settlement to the war in Afghanistan.

Elections to test Uzbekistan's commitment to democratic reform (02.12.2019)

After three years of steady but piecemeal reforms, the government of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev faces its most demanding test yet -- to persuade the international community through parliamentary and local elections on Dec. 22 that it is truly committed to democratic change.

German defense minister calls for extension of NATO mission in Afghanistan (02.12.2019)

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Monday that she supported an extension of German participation in the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Over 1,000 German troops are currently stationed there.

Vote recount protests erupt in Afghan capital (29.11.2019)

Thousands of supporters of a leading presidential candidate in Afghanistan rallied Friday in the capital, Kabul, demanding election officials halt the ongoing vote recount process to prevent alleged electoral fraud.

UN condemns deadly attack on one of its vehicles in Afghan capital (28.11.2019)

A UN worker was killed and two people were injured when their vehicle was attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday.

Kazakhstan: tested by transition (27.11.2019)

A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition takes Kazakhstan into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past?

Tehran hosts Taliban leaders for Afghan peace talks (27.11.2019)

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has hosted leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency and discussed efforts aimed at finding a negotiated settlement to the Afghan war.

UN condemns deadly attack on one of its vehicles in Afghan capital (24.11.2019)

A UN worker was killed and two people were injured when their vehicle was attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday.

Survey shows Taliban was world’s 'deadliest terrorist group' in 2018 (20.11.2019)

The 2019 Global Terrorism Index, published on November 20 by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace, shows that the number of deaths attributed to the Taliban rose by nearly 71 percent in 2018 to 6,103, and accounted for 38 percent of all terror-related deaths globally. The Taliban...