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More than 2,200 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, and the US has spent more than $840bn fighting the Taliban and paying for relief and reconstruction
New York –It is impossible to win a war that you cannot define. That seems to be the main lesson to be drawn from Afghanistan, where a so-called victory seems ever more unreachable. It is also the conclusion of several experts on the region, who fear US forces would be mired forever in that unjustly …
New York – As the war in Afghanistan shows no signs of abating, the health of the people in the country continues to be cause for concern. Afghanistan’s health care system is considered one of the worst in the world, and decades of war and international neglect have contributed to its deterioration. An estimated 6 million …
The attack left five Emirati diplomats killed, and the UAE’s ambassador to Afghanistan injured
For decades, Afghanistan has been relying economically and militarily on neighboring Pakistan. But Afghan President Ghani wants to break this dependence by bolstering ties with India, where he is on a two-day visit.
After a spate of recent deadly bombings, the Afghan capital Kabul still remains in shock. Experts believe Afghanistan’s increasingly close ties with India are a reason for the uptick in violence.
The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as they seek to expand their control in Afghanistan. Will Mullah Ibrahim Sadar be different from his predecessors? DW asks Kabul-based expert Wahid Muzhdah.
South Asia expert Michael Kugelman tells DW why the assassination of “Islamic State” leader for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, in a US drone strike will not affect the militant group’s activities in the region.
At least 80 people have been killed in an attack on the Shiite Hazara community in Kabul. “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for the bombings. Experts say that highlights IS’s increasing presence in Afghanistan.
UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List, ranging from 350-million-year old fossils to works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
In March, the Afghan government declared victory over “Islamic State,” but the group’s recent gains in eastern Afghanistan reveal a different story. The locals tell DW the situation in Nangarhar is extremely volatile.
Where is Rumi from? Should his character be played by Leonardo di Caprio? These are the questions currently preoccupying Afghans and Iranians alike. Now even the Afghan government has waged into the debate.
Islamic insurgents killed several civilians and a policeman during a battle in a court building in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan. The latest attack comes after the Taliban kidnapped dozens in Kunduz.
A highway collision involving two buses and a fuel tanker in eastern Afghanistan has left at least 50 people dead and 73 injured. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
Having served in Korea and Afghanistan, NATO’s new military chief Curtis Scaparrotti is well prepared for the role. He is a thoughtful person, said a former comrade, but that shouldn’t lead Russia to underestimate him.
Germany’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Markus Potzel, talks to DW about the success of a campaign launched by the German government last year to raise awareness among Afghans embarking on perilous journeys to reach Europe.
Five years after the death of bin Laden, al Qaeda is being overshadowed by IS, which is expanding not only in Afghanistan and Pakistan but also in Bangladesh. DW examines the new challenges to the group in South Asia.
Terrorists in Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries are training children to blow themselves up in suicide bomb attacks. Minors are kidnapped or sold and then taken to terrorist training camps.
Insurgents loyal to “IS” are marking their presence in eastern Afghanistan amid increased Taliban infighting. The terror group’s attempt to win support from locals and Taliban defectors has also met brutal resistance.
A strong earthquake has shaken Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as northern India. Dozens have been injured across the region, although no fatalities have been reported as of yet.
Afghan security forces have ended a siege launched by Taliban at an airport in Kandahar. Besides the 11 insurgents, the fight claimed the lives of around 50 people – soldiers, police and mainly civilians
Ahmed Mohamed, the young inventor, and Malala Yousafzai, the young women rights advocate, both have a story. However, each story has a different narrative and a different ending. Ahmed and Malala are both Muslims and were both victims of ignorance, bigotry and a self-righteous mindset, and they both became household names. Ahmed was a victim …