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Taliban bans poppy production, in move likely to further impoverish Afghans

Taliban bans poppy production, in move likely to further impoverish Afghans

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Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban announced a ban Sunday on poppy production, even as farmers across the country began harvesting the bright red flower that...
Afghanistan War Commission should focus on humanitarian impact of the war

Afghanistan War Commission should focus on humanitarian impact of the war

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In December 2021, Congress established the Afghanistan War Commission, a nonpartisan, independent body tasked with examining the United States’ engagement in Afghanistan over the course of the...
Women ministers around the world urge Taliban to rethink heartbreaking U-turn on girls’ education

Women ministers around the world urge Taliban to rethink heartbreaking U-turn on girls’ education

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Female foreign ministers from 16 countries said Friday they are “deeply disappointed” that Afghan girls are being denied access to secondary schools and...
My warning to President Biden: Protect America from a rising China

The unseen problems in Afghanistan

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To most Americans, foreign policy is not something they think about on a daily basis. But when the needle moves, it’s often because of...
Deny Taliban access to US economic aid

Deny Taliban access to US economic aid

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America must never forget the Taliban’s role in aiding and abetting the al-Qaeda terrorists who perpetuated the most brutal attack in our nation’s history....
Afghanistan: Pregnant former policewoman allegedly killed by Taliban

Afghanistan: Pregnant former policewoman allegedly killed by Taliban

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Taliban militants have allegedly killed a pregnant woman who worked as a police officer in Afghanistan’s western province of Ghor before the militia...
China, the Taliban and the threats from the illegal drug trade

China, the Taliban and the threats from the illegal drug trade

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China could offer farmers in Afghanistan help with alternative crops to opium poppies to try to counter threats to China posed by the...
A quick reaction force in India could prevent the worst of Taliban rule in Afghanistan

A quick reaction force in India could prevent the worst of Taliban rule in...

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The images coming out of Afghanistan are devastating. As someone who served in Afghanistan — watching Afghans clinging to planes, desperate to get out,...
Uncertainty looms for Afghan women despite Taliban’s promises

Uncertainty looms for Afghan women despite Taliban’s promises

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A women’s activist who stayed home for days in fear of the Taliban ventured out for the first time on Tuesday in Afghanistan....
My warning to President Biden: Protect America from a rising China

After the US withdrawal | TheHill

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Afghanistan is teetering on the brink. Early this week, the Taliban escalated its military offensive across large swaths of the country. Taliban fighters assaulted...
Pakistan says it needs Afghan cooperation for investigation into kidnapping of envoy’s daughter

Pakistan says it needs Afghan cooperation for investigation into kidnapping of envoy’s daughter

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Pakistan said on Monday it was waiting for information from the Afghan government in an investigation into the brief kidnapping of the Afghan...
Joe Biden unveils US withdrawal from Afghanistan in speech heavy on symbolism

Joe Biden unveils US withdrawal from Afghanistan in speech heavy on symbolism

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This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Nick Niedzwiadek on politico.com on April 14, 2021.US...
US defence chief Austin makes unannounced Afghanistan visit | Taliban News

US defence chief Austin makes unannounced Afghanistan visit | Taliban News

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Austin expected to meet President Ghani and other senior government officials.US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has arrived in Kabul on his first trip to...
United States envoy seeks support to shake up Afghan peace process as warring parties object

United States envoy seeks support to shake up Afghan peace process as warring parties...

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The US special envoy to Afghanistan proposed a shake-up of the stalled peace process this week, including an interim government and a conference...
Taliban car bombing in Afghanistan leaves 14 soldiers dead

Taliban car bombing in Afghanistan leaves 14 soldiers dead

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for a powerful car bombing at a military base in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province that killed at least 14...
Biden administration to review US-Taliban deal | Conflict News

Biden administration to review US-Taliban deal | Conflict News

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Under a February 2020 deal, US forces are to leave Afghanistan by May 2021 in exchange for counterterrorism guarantees.The United States will review the...
Why Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks have not reached breakthrough | Taliban News

Why Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks have not reached breakthrough | Taliban News

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Doha, Qatar – It has been almost a week since negotiators arrived back in Doha to resume a second round of peace talks between...