Afghan government representatives are set to depart for Doha on January 4 ahead of a new round of peace negotiations with the Taliban following a 20-day hiatus.
A British judge has rejected a U.S. request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face charges over the publication of secret U.S. military documents because of concerns over his mental health.
An Afghan journalist was shot and killed on January 1 by unidentified gunmen in western Afghanistan, the deputy governor of Ghor Province said.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has fired the country’s health minister after several of his employees were arrested on corruption charges.
British-based charity Save the Children says more than 300,000 Afghan children are struggling to survive in freezing winter conditions without proper clothing and heating.
Abdul Hakim Karimizada is one of just a few artists in the city of Herat who are trained in traditional Islamic calligraphy. He recently displayed his work in an exhibition dedicated to themes of peace, love, and unity.
This week's Gandhara Briefing looks back at a tumultuous year in Afghanistan and Pakistan and what to expect in 2021.
An Afghan official says an explosion has struck a car carrying an employee from the Afghan president’s office in Kabul, critically wounding the official and killing his driver.
Afghan security personnel have abandoned nearly 200 checkpoints in restive Kandahar Province in recent weeks, officials said on December 30, in some cases leaving behind their weapons to be seized by the Taliban.
Nilly Kohzad writes of the legacy left behind by her grandfather, the Afghan historian Ahmad Ali Kohzad, who first uncovered Afghanistan's pre-Islamic past and helped shape its historical identity.
Reporters without Borders says 50 people were killed this year in connection with their journalistic work, with Afghanistan and Pakistan being among the most dangerous countries for media professionals.
Afghan police say two explosions in the capital Kabul have killed at least one person and wounded more than a dozen others.
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