Afghan president Ashraf Ghani will hold his presidential inauguration ceremony on Monday. Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images)

The Taliban militant group said peace talks with the Afghan government next week were unlikely to take place because rivals for the presidency were bo(...)

Hospital workers carry an injured person  after an attack in Kabul on Friday in which 27 people were killed. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Islamic State gunmen opened fire at a ceremony in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 32 people in the first major attack in the city since the United (...)

Former militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Sunday, a day after  US officials and Taliban representatives signed an agreement. Photograph:  Guhlamulla Habibi/EPA

US president Donald Trump declared that talks with the Taliban were “dead” in September. But after nine halting rounds of negotiations, the US signed (...)

  A sniffer dog checks election ballot boxes for explosives after they were unloaded from a truck at a warehouse in Kabul on Sunday.  Photograph: Getty Images

Voter turnout in the first round of Afghanistan’s presidential election on Saturday may have been as low as 20 per cent, according to preliminary coun(...)

An Afghan woman poses for a biometric face scan at a polling station during the presidential elections in Kabul. Photograph: EPA

Polls have closed in Afghanistan’s presidential election amid widespread complaints of irregularities and pockets of violence from Taliban insurgents,(...)

 Afghan security officials conduct a search  at a checkpoint as security is  intensified on the eve of the presidential Elections in Herat, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA

Millions of Afghans are expected to brave the threat of militant attacks to vote in a presidential election on Saturday, hoping to prevent a repeat of(...)

Amrullah Saleh, who is running for vice-president of Afghanistan, at his home in Kabul on Monday. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

Even before he received specific intelligence about an attempt planned on his life, Amrullah Saleh had a feeling they were coming for him soon. So he (...)

An Afghan security force member guards  the site of a suicide bomb attack on Monday near the Bagram air base, north of Kabul. Three American service members and a US contractor were killed in the attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

The Taliban announced the beginning of its spring offensive on Friday, even as the insurgent group said the United Nations had lifted travel bans on 1(...)

Insurgents stormed a checkpoint in northern Baghlan province. Photograph: Google Maps

At least 21 people including 11 police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan, provincial officials said. Insurgents stormed a (...)

An injured man is moved to a stretcher outside a hospital following the suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on  January  27th. Photograph: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

The Taliban drove an ambulance packed with explosives into a crowded Kabul street in Afghanistan on Saturday, setting off an enormous blast that kille(...)

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