Afghanistan rivals resume talks for peace
Dozens of powerful Afghans resumed talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, where a possible ceasefire is on the table along with key issues such as women's rights.
US says latest Taliban talks 'most productive' so far
The seventh round of peace talks between the United States and Afghanistan's Taliban that are ongoing in Qatar are the "most productive" so far, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Saturday.
Eight election commission employees killed in Afghanistan
At least eight election commission employees were killed in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Taliban detain Afghan peace marchers, supporters say
Afghan peace protesters marching through Taliban territory have been detained by the insurgents, two supporters of the movement told AFP on Tuesday.
Taliban claim attack as spring offensive begins
The Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack in eastern Afghanistan that the group said was part of its newly announced spring offensive.
Taliban takes centre stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks
President Ashraf Ghani is being pushed to the sidelines as the Taliban ignores his overtures for peace and negotiates instead with his friends, and enemies, over the future of Afghanistan.
At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base
At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, in the latest high-casualty attack on beleaguered Afghan forces.
Death toll in suicide attack near Kabul jumps to 12
The death toll from a suicide bombing targeting a security forces convoy outside Kabul early Tuesday jumped to 12, officials said, with eight civilians killed in the latest Taliban-claimed attack near the Afghan capital.