Afghanistan

Afghanistan secures a coveted seat at the UN women's commission

The South Asian nation wins a place at the UN Commission on the Status of Women that works for gender equality.

Afghanistan secures a coveted seat at the UN women's commission

NewsFeed

What's at stake in the intra-Afghan talks?

A Taliban delegation has arrived in Doha for the long-delayed intra-Afghan peace talks.

Inside Story

Historic talks held in Qatar on ending war in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's government meets the Taliban for the first time, but they have big differences.

Afghanistan

Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar

Historic talks to end Afghanistan's long-running conflict kick off in Doha with opening remarks from both sides.

Afghanistan

Afghan peace talks: What top diplomats from US, Qatar, India said

Representatives from several countries participated in the opening ceremony of historic talks that began in Doha.

Afghan peace talks: What top diplomats from US, Qatar, India said

Afghanistan

From the 2001 fall of the Taliban to 2020 Afghan peace talks

Afghanistan's warring sides gathered on Saturday for intra-Afghan talks aimed at ending decades of war.

From the 2001 fall of the Taliban to 2020 Afghan peace talks

Qatar

In Pictures: Historic intra-Afghan talks formally launch in Qatar

A ceremony to launch talks aimed at ending 19 years of war took place in Doha on Saturday after months of delays.

In Pictures: Historic intra-Afghan talks formally launch in Qatar

United States

US mourns 9/11 dead, Trump tries to end 'forever wars'

Nearly 20 years of war has led to the deaths and injury of an estimated 300,000 Iraqi and Afghan people.

US mourns 9/11 dead, Trump tries to end 'forever wars'

Afghanistan

Qatar to host long-awaited intra-Afghan talks from Saturday

The development comes as a final hurdle to the start of the talks - fate of six Taliban prisoners - have been resolved.

Qatar to host long-awaited intra-Afghan talks from Saturday

Afghanistan

Prisoner release issue continues to impede intra-Afghan talks

The Taliban says nearly 100 of its prisoners have not been released and that talks will begin only after they are freed.

Prisoner release issue continues to impede intra-Afghan talks

Afghanistan

Afghan VP Saleh escapes bomb attack in Kabul, 10 killed

At least 10 killed in roadside explosion targeting the convoy of First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, officials say.

Afghan VP Amrullah Saleh escapes deadly bomb attack in Kabul

Asia

Afghan children back to school after five months at home

Only 20 percent of Afghans have access to the internet, so online learning was difficult for many.

Afghanistan

Taliban team returns to Doha for intra-Afghan peace talks

Negotiations are part of US-Taliban peace deal signed in February in the Qatari capital to end the 19-year conflict.

Taliban team returns to Doha for intra-Afghan peace talks

Afghanistan

Afghan gov't to allow mother's name to be printed on national IDs

Campaigners have been pushing for years for women to be named on official documents including birth certificates.

Afghan gov't to allow mother's name to be printed on national IDs

Afghanistan

Taliban prisoners to be 'moved to Qatar' ahead of talks

Talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban were repeatedly pushed back over disagreements on prisoner exchange.

Taliban prisoners to be 'moved to Qatar' ahead of talks