3.5 Million Afghans displaced since 2012: IOM (21.05.2019)

A new Displacement Tracking Matrix report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan shows that one in three Afghans has migrated or been displaced in the past six years.

Taliban, German envoys meet in Qatar amid peace push (19.05.2019)

The Taliban has met in Qatar with Germany's special representative for Afghanistan amid international efforts to end the nearly 18-year war. … U.S. and Taliban negotiators have met for several rounds of peace talks since last year, and despite progress have been unable to finalize a peace agreement.

Final results of last year's general elections in Kabul announced (15.05.2019)

The Afghan election authorities have announced the final results of the country's parliamentary polls in Kabul, seven months after the vote was held. … The May 14 announcement comes ahead of the country's presidential election now planned for September 28. The vote has been postponed twice to give...

Afghan candidates demand Ghani step down or withdraw from election (13.05.2019)

A majority of presidential candidates in Afghanistan have demanded that President Ashraf Ghani either step down at the end of his tenure or withdraw his candidacy for the next election.

Uzbek Government says it has unblocked prominent independent websites (11.05.2019)

The head of Uzbekistan's Information and Mass Communication Agency has said that access to a dozen news and human rights websites has been restored in the authoritarian Central Asian country. … Some of the sites had been blocked since 2004.

US-Taliban talks for peace in Afghanistan: What we know so far (11.05.2019)

Latest round of talks ended with US envoy saying 'faster progress' needed in talks with Taliban to end the 18-year war.

Taliban attack aid group office in Kabul, in setback to U.S. peace talks (08.05.2019)

Taliban militants attacked the compound of an American-run contractor in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least five people and sending a stinging message to the United States as it engages in peace talks with the group. … The attackers targeted a compound operated by Counterpart...

Violence continues in Afghanistan after Loya Jirga urges truce (04.05.2019)

At least seven Afghan policemen were killed when suspected Taliban militants stormed checkpoints overnight in western Badghis Province, officials said. … The reports of fresh violence come a day after an Afghan grand council convened by President Ashraf Ghani ended with a demand for an immediate...

Kazakh protesters call for presidential election boycott (01.05.2019)

Dozens of protesters have been detained across Kazakhstan as several hundred people took to the streets to call for the release of all political prisoners and a boycott of the upcoming presidential election. The May 1 protests were the largest in the Central Asia country since at least 2016, and an...

Commander: no decision on US troops in Afghanistan (01.05.2019)

As the United States and the Taliban begin a new round of negotiations in an effort to move the peace process forward, a senior U.S. military commander says no decision has been made about the presence of U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan.