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 (...)

Internally displaced Afghans  in Kandahar city on February 9th, after fleeing conflict with the Taliban in the Deh Rawood district of Uruzgan province. Photograph: Photo Javed Tanveer/AFP/Getty Images

The highest-level negotiations yet between US diplomats and the Taliban began in Qatar’s capital on Monday, with the presence of the Afghan insurgents(...)

American soldiers are picked up  in the village of Hazarbuz, Afghanistan, in June 2006. The US and the Taliban have ended six days of some of the most serious Afghan peace negotiations to date. File photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Taliban officials said US negotiators on Saturday agreed a draft peace deal setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 mo(...)

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/File Photo/Reuters

Afghan Taliban representatives and US officials met in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the Taliban said, amid diplomatic moves towards establishin(...)

An injured man receives medical care at Wazir Akbar Khan hospital after a car bomb blast in Kabul. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

Gunmen attacked a British security contractors’ compound in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 19 only h(...)

US president Donald Trump has committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Nato allies on Tuesday welcomed US president Donald Trump’s decision to commit more forces to Afghanistan, as part of a new US strategy he said would (...)

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Photograph: /Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 24 people in an area of Kabul where prominent politicians live, causing residents and analysts to question the gov(...)

Coffins containing the bodies of Afghan national Army (ANA) soldiers killed in April 21st attack on an army base  in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, April 22nd, 2017. Photograph: Presidential Palace/Handout/Reuters

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning in Afghanistan after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fello(...)

Taliban attack: Afghan security personnel keep watch near the compound in Balkh province. Photograph: Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty

Dozens of Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday when Taliban gunmen disguised in Afghan army uniform talked their way past checkpoints and (...)

The car exploded at the gate of the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city in Afghanistan, destroying the gate and wall at around 11.10pm local time, said Abdul Raziq Qaderi, head of security for Balkh province

Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a car bomber rammed the compound, a senior police official has said. The car exploded a(...)

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