A Dari-language welcome banner and Uzbekistani and Afghan flags festoon a Tashkent street December 5 in honour of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Uzbekistan. [Maksim Yeniseyev]
2017-12-15 Diplomacy

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan enter 'new stage of co-operation'

Central Asian security, bilateral trade and infrastructure development were among the topics during Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Tashkent earlier this month.

2017-12-14 Security

Tribal elders, clerics renew support for Afghan security forces

About 200 religious scholars and tribal elders declared their support for security forces in eastern Afghanistan.

2017-12-14 Security

Tribal elders, clerics renew support for Afghan security forces

About 200 religious scholars and tribal elders declared their support for security forces in eastern Afghanistan.

2017-12-14 Security

Photos and video: Afghan woman officers receive training in India

The training programme is part of the Afghan National Army's efforts to boost the number of women in the armed forces.

2017-12-14 Security

Photos and video: Afghan woman officers receive training in India

The training programme is part of the Afghan National Army's efforts to boost the number of women in the armed forces.

2017-12-13 Security

Taliban's Illicit drug trade wreaking havoc on Afghanistan

The Taliban's cultivation, processing and trafficking of drugs causes insecurity, the continuation of war and an increasing number of Afghans addicted to drugs, analysts say.

2017-12-13 Security

Taliban's Illicit drug trade wreaking havoc on Afghanistan

The Taliban's cultivation, processing and trafficking of drugs causes insecurity, the continuation of war and an increasing number of Afghans addicted to drugs, analysts say.

2017-12-12 Security

Afghan forces to launch major operation against ISIS in the north

The Afghan army is preparing an operation against ISIS militants in the northern provinces of Sar-e-Pul, Faryab and Jawzjan following reports of the presence of new foreign fighters.

2017-12-12 Security

Afghan forces to launch major operation against ISIS in the north

The Afghan army is preparing an operation against ISIS militants in the northern provinces of Sar-e-Pul, Faryab and Jawzjan following reports of the presence of new foreign fighters.

2017-12-11 Security

Group of Taliban members surrender in Nangarhar, regret past violence

Members of the group said they decided to stop fighting after realising their actions only hurt Afghanistan and its people.

2017-12-11 Security

Group of Taliban members surrender in Nangarhar, regret past violence

Members of the group said they decided to stop fighting after realising their actions only hurt Afghanistan and its people.

2017-12-08 Economy

Women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan see increasing opportunities

Women's economic empowerment and independence are growing with the support of a number of government efforts.

2017-12-08 Economy

Women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan see increasing opportunities

Women's economic empowerment and independence are growing with the support of a number of government efforts.

2017-12-07 Education

Uzbekistan setting up education centre for Afghan students

A new education centre, transportation links, and an official visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan are all indicators of stronger ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

2017-12-07 Education

Uzbekistan setting up education centre for Afghan students

A new education centre, transportation links, and an official visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan are all indicators of stronger ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

2017-12-07 Security

Nuristan safe, ready for investment: governor

Not a single person in the province belongs to ISIS, Nuristan Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said.

2017-12-07 Security

Nuristan safe, ready for investment: governor

Not a single person in the province belongs to ISIS, Nuristan Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said.

2017-12-06 Terrorism

ISIS-Taliban clashes spread to Laghman

Militants from both sides have been killed in the ongoing battles in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces.

2017-12-06 Terrorism

ISIS-Taliban clashes spread to Laghman

Militants from both sides have been killed in the ongoing battles in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces.

2017-12-06 Diplomacy

Afghan High Peace Council sets no preconditions for talks with Taliban

'Our main duty is to end the war and begin the peace negotiations,' said HPC Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili.

2017-12-06 Diplomacy

Afghan High Peace Council sets no preconditions for talks with Taliban

'Our main duty is to end the war and begin the peace negotiations,' said HPC Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili.