Sunday 28 March 2021
March 28, 2021
U.S. Afghan Envoy Looks To Accelerate Peace Talks In Trip To Region
Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has traveled to Turkey and the region as part of an effort to encourage the Taliban and the Afghan government to work toward a peace agreement as a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops looms.
March 23, 2021
Ghani Proposes Peace Plan Calling For Presidential Election
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has proposed a new peace plan to U.S. officials and the Taliban that envisages a snap presidential election within six months or a year right after a peace deal is signed with the militant group, a senior Afghan government official told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan.
March 23, 2021
Afghan Women's Radio Station Raises Its Voice For Rights And Peace
Radio Women’s Tune, a local station based in southwestern Afghanistan, was launched on International Women's Day. Amid an ongoing wave of violence against journalists in the country, 10 female staff members are using their broadcasts to support peace efforts and promote women's rights.
March 22, 2021
Stoltenberg Says 'All Options Remain Open' On Afghanistan Ahead Of NATO Meeting
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said "all options remain open" on Afghanistan, just weeks before Washington is due to withdraw the last of its troops under a deal struck with the Taliban last year.
March 21, 2021
U.S. Defense Chief Makes Unannounced Afghan Visit As Troop Withdrawal Deadline Looms
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on March 21 just weeks before Washington is due to withdraw the last of its troops under a deal struck with the Taliban last year.
'Afghanistan Is Hell': Supporters Of Late Afghan General Claim Taliban Killings, Persecution2
Border Clash Between Taliban, Pakistani Military Leaves One Dead3
'Everyone Is Anxious': Pakistan's Mass Arrests Of Afghan Refugees Fuel Fear Of New Crackdown4
Taliban Takes Lamb Testicles Off The Menu As Bigger Issues Loom5
'Beaten And Humiliated': Taliban Cracks Down On Afghan Universities In Bid To Curb Women's Protests6
Khan Cancels March To Islamabad, Ends Demand For Early Elections, But Vows To Fight On7
Banned From Public Parks And Bathhouses, Afghan Women Say Life Under Taliban Is Like A 'Prison'8
At Least Nine Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack On Village In Ethnic Hazara Province9
Taliban Claims To Have Eliminated Islamic State Hideout In Kabul10
'They Torture And Kill Us': Gay Afghan Men Fear For Lives Under The Taliban