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Afghan troops retake control of remote district

Afghan troops have retaken control of Waygal district in the mountainous Nuristan Province on the border with Pakistan, a day after the district fell to the Taliban, according to officials. 132 more words

State Fragility

Taliban seize second district in north's Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defence minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive. 656 more words

Politics

Talibans attacked Afghan Parliament

Talibans attacked Afghan Parliament

Taliban Militants have made a deadly suicide bomb attacks on the Afghanistan Parliament a short while ago. Some of them have managed to enter……………..Read More………….

Taliban not against women in politics: Shinwari

The Taliban assured participants of a two-day informal meeting in Qatar that they were not against women’s participation in politics, an Afghan delegation member said on Monday. 721 more words

Politics

Ghani wants Taliban in Afghan politics

President Ashraf Ghani said in India on Thursday that despite the Taliban and other insurgent groups being anti-government, they still had a right to be part of Afghanistan’s organized political system. 348 more words

State Building

Pakistani splinter group rejoins Taliban

A militant splinter group that broke from the Pakistani Taliban last year and declared allegiance to Islamic State announced on Thursday it was rejoining the Taliban insurgency, a move that could be prompted by fears of isolation amid possible Afghan peace talks. 420 more words

Politics

Afghan peace efforts reopen wounds over Pakistan

On the surface, much of the Afghan public has lined up behind President Ashraf Ghani in his bid to bring the Taliban to peace talks. 1,108 more words

State Building