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Add Afghanistan as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Afghanistan news, video, and analysis from ABC News. ... 17 years after the overthrow of the Taliban government, which outlawed women's education, an estimated 6 million children are in school in Afghanistan and a third of them are girls.
Kabul, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan's offer to host peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban outfit has been welcomed by experts here as a move towards bolstering regional cooperation towards ending the endemic conflict and achieving lasting peace in Afghanistan. Delegations of ...

The conference opens against a backdrop of complex challenges that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has to deal with on the domestic front, including a deteriorating internal security situation. In the end of January, the local Taliban carried out a heinous terror attack in Kabul using an ambulance bomb that ...
Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States wants to assure U.S. troops and veterans that the 17-year-old war in his country will not go on forever. “Those veterans who have served in Afghanistan should understand that the Afghan security forces — which they have helped us train — are one of the ...
NEW DELHI | KABUL (IDN) – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has documented that, in 2017, 359 women were killed – five per cent more than in the previous year – and 865 injured. Altogether about 10,000 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries in 2017. It is against this backdrop ...
This past November, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its annual survey of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan for 2017. As ever, the survey's findings are hardly surprising. They reflect the periodic fluctuations in the amount of opium poppy cultivated and produced in the ...

KABUL, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his speech at the Kabul conference recently offered to have talks with the Taliban without any preconditions, in a bid to end the endemic war in the conflict-ridden country. The offer made by the president included the recognition ...
Rarely-seen new video released by the Department of Defense shows Afghan and U.S. special operations forces conducting a nighttime raid that resulted in the death of an ISIS-K commander and one ... Add ISIS as an interest to stay up to date on the latest ISIS news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
(FPRI) — Afghans celebrated the new access that Iran's Chabahar port provides the country, but this victory may turn out to be a pyrrhic one. As recent as May 2016, India, Iran, and Afghanistan signed their first-ever trilateral partnership agreement allowing Indian goods to reach Afghanistan and Central ...
AIBAK, Afghanistan - An Afghan provincial governor who had defied President Ashraf Ghani's order to leave office agreed to step down on Tuesday but scores of armed men gathered in front of his compound as a standoff continued over the position of his deputy. The dispute in the northern region of ...
Political commentators believed that the cold-war era rivals are now heading towards a new realignment in the region as both countries and important regional players are directly affected by the instability in Afghanistan and need to have come up with a unanimous approach to support a political solution to ...
In early February 2018, US forces conducted air operations targeting both the Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) in Afghanistan's north-eastern Badakshan province which shares a border with China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The US is visibly interested in co-opting ...
On February 15, 2018, 20 Islamic State (IS, formerly, Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, also Daesh) terrorisms were killed in air and ground attacks conducted by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Pacheragam, Kot, Heska Mina and Rawodat Districts of Nangarhar Province.
... of the broader picture it will then be easy to read through the US' Afghanistan War Policy, identifying its latent actualities, as also the indicated related possibilities in the projected timeframe. From the academic concept point of view, Geopolitics is basically considered to be the “method of political analysis, ...
"We both will work for restoring peace, stability, prosperity and a pluralistic system in Afghanistan," Modi said after holding talks with Rouhani in New Delhi on the final day of Rouhani's three-day visit. Rouhani said Iran and India "are prepared for joint ventures in gas and petroleum sectors." He sought ...
According to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, a record number of Afghan civilians were killed or wounded during attacks in 2017. While the majority of victims were killed or wounded by anti-government insurgents, international troops were responsible for 20 percent of the ...
Commenting on the claim made by the Iranian military that the US has provided direct assistance to Daesh in Afghanistan, political analyst Ahmad Wahid Mozhda told Sputnik that many Afghan politicians and ordinary Afghans are saying the same thing. According to the observer, the US's likely goal is to ...

KABUL, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Anti-government militants in Afghanistan have intensified activities over the past few months and recently conducted a series of deadly attacks in the capital city of Kabul. The attacks have left more than 120 people dead, mostly civilians, and injured more than 250 others while ...
The U.S. and allied local security forces have failed to secure most of Afghanistan, according to a recent investigation that came shortly after the Pentagon refused to release unclassified data on the conflict for the first time ever. Despite waging nearly 17 consecutive years of war and spending up to $1 ...
The bloody harvest in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has yielded at least 130 people killed over nine days. In the latest attack on Monday at the entrance to a military academy, at least 12 people were killed. Two days earlier an ambulance laden with explosives blew up near a military checkpoint, killing ...
The lethal attack on the military academy killing 11 soldiers was the fourth on Kabul in just over a week. It followed a car bombing in the city centre and assaults on a hotel and a Shia cultural centre claiming, between them, well over 100 lives. The insurgents have been targeting the Afghan capital for a ...
Controlling a belt of territory in south-central Afghanistan gives it free movement across the country. It is in no danger of being defeated. Nearly everyone agrees you have to get to negotiations. But how? This is where experts who provide great analysis turn to making recommendations – and almost ...
On the other hand, China also needs to have some strong footing in Afghanistan in order to create balance of power in the region. It's been observed through the analysis of the history of Afghanistan that hard power never works in Afghanistan and no one have ever been able to defeat vigorous Afghans.
The majority of the population in Afghanistan is insecure from the perspective of both food consumption and coping capacity: The data of SFSA 2017 ... with livestock owners being less likely to be food insecure. the data analysis shows that due to distress sales and negative coping strategies as result of ...
The Taliban searched the bus and spotted three members of the Afghan security forces. The insurgents then seized the three, took them of the bus and killed them, leaving their bodies by the road. Mheri says the authorities have deployed security forces to patrol the highway around the clock for the safety ...
... John Nicholson, commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. "At this very difficult time our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen and wounded brothers." The area around Achin, Afghanistan, has been a key battleground against the ISIS affiliate that operates in eastern Afghanistan.
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- As a trilateral foreign ministers meeting among Afghanistan, China and Pakistan concluded in Beijing recently with focuses on cementing relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as extending an economic corridor between China and Pakistan to the Afghan ...
"It's because of all of you that we're safe. It's because of you that we're free. It's because of you that freedom has a future in Afghanistan and America and all across the wider world," Pence said. The U.S. has about 15,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Manpower Data Center.
From left, Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif hold hands to pose for a photo after a press conference for the 1st China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue held in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Over the past year, as Afghanistan's strained power-sharing government struggled in the face of intense criticism, Western officials repeatedly stepped in to urge patience. American and European diplomats shuttled to the blast-wall-protected villas of the country's political elite, asking ...
He served combat tours with U.S. Army reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at his alma mater, West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. The views expressed in this ...
Inspired by Russia's global interests, Moscow's cooperation with the Taliban and Pakistan goes against India's interests in Afghanistan and shows that Russia does not expect much from India there. Russia's Afghan strategy also raises questions about India's influence in Afghanistan. Highlighting ...
and losing territory to the enemy, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, declared to Congress in February that the war was at a “stalemate.” The Trump administration took to the drawing board to develop a new strategy. By the time it was ceremoniously unveiled by President Donald ...
Trump's strategy for Afghanistan has mixed reviews, and questions from ... Analysis: Trump's strategy in Afghanistan lacks winning options.
Afghan army soldiers inspect at the site of a U.S. bombing in Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, April 28, 2017. (Xinhua/Rahman ...
Afghanistan's combination of state collapse, civil conflict, ethnic ... for International Conflict Analysis and Management in the Netherlands.
President Trump's speech on Afghanistan follows a similar pattern that began in Europe and then with North Korea. Clearly, Trump believes ...
President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug.
His instinct, he told the American people last night, was to pull out of Afghanistan — in keeping with his position for many years as a private ...
The account of this Taliban leader was complemented and supported in interviews with two senior Afghan officials, who have conducted their ...
US Officials Hold Sessions Over Options for Afghanistan ... “I think we want to take the time to do the analysis, a fully integrated analysis from ...
The kindest analysis of the Afghan situation I have been able to find comes from a high-level Brookings Institution panel that concluded, "The ...
Entitled "A Strategic Economy of Force," it is nothing less than a plan to change the way Afghanistan is governed, how the war is fought and the ...
Afghanistan's renewed significance in United States geopolitical ... International Relations & Strategic Affairs with South Asia Analysis Group.
“And so with the questions that he's asked us, we want to give him good, thorough answers and good, thorough analysis to go with that, a very ...
Pakistan's uncooperative behaviour in the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan became an important issue during the 2016 US Presidential ...
The death of two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan Wednesday served as yet another reminder of how the violent sixteen-year conflict is still costing ...
US lawmakers seek increased role for India in Afghanistan ... the Afghan security forces through logistics support, threat analysis, intelligence, ...
Abu Sayed , the leader of ISIS's Afghanistan affiliate was killed in a rain on ... We provide real-time forex news and analysis at the highest level ...
President Trump addressed the nation Monday night on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. ...


 

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