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Bombs in Afghan Capital Kabul Kill at Least 10, Wound 12
June 03, 2021

Bombs in Afghan Capital Kabul Kill at Least 10, Wound 12

By Tameem Akhgar and Kathy Gannon
Two of three blasts Monday occurred in a mostly Hazara area, following other recent attacks targeting the community.

Afghan Forces Struggle, Demoralized, Rife With Corruption
May 27, 2021

Afghan Forces Struggle, Demoralized, Rife With Corruption

By Kathy Gannon
The government says the army can hold its own, but military experts warn of a tough fight ahead.
School Bombing Latest Tragedy for Afghanistan’s Hazaras
May 27, 2021

School Bombing Latest Tragedy for Afghanistan’s Hazaras

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan’s Hazaras have long been persecuted and over the last 20 years targeted in attacks of increasingly cruelty.

3-Day Ceasefire Gives Some Respite to Afghans
May 17, 2021

3-Day Ceasefire Gives Some Respite to Afghans

By Franz J. Marty
A temporary truce to mark the end of Ramadan mostly held, allowing Afghans to celebrate in relative peace.

Death Toll soars to 50 in School Bombing in Afghan Capital
May 11, 2021

Death Toll soars to 50 in School Bombing in Afghan Capital

By Rahim Faiez
Three explosions outside a school entrance struck as students were leaving on Saturday, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 100.

Afghanistan: A Difficult Road Ahead, But Change Is Inescapable
April 07, 2021

Afghanistan: A Difficult Road Ahead, But Change Is Inescapable

By Abdallah Al Dardari and Zafiris Tzannatos
If peace is achieved soon, Afghanistan can face the future with optimism.

Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War
March 16, 2021

Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Jessica Donati.
Islamic State Claims Killing of 3 Female Media Workers in Afghanistan
March 04, 2021

Islamic State Claims Killing of 3 Female Media Workers in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The slayings of the women are part of a larger spike in targeted killings in Afghanistan in the past year.

Taliban Visit Moscow, Voice Hope US Will Honor Peace Deal
January 30, 2021

Taliban Visit Moscow, Voice Hope US Will Honor Peace Deal

By Associated Press
Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanikzai, who led the Taliban delegation to Moscow,  insisted that the Taliban have been abiding by the deal.

What If the Afghan Peace Process Fails?
January 08, 2021

What If the Afghan Peace Process Fails?

By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Shanthie D’Souza
Most Afghans will have difficulty recovering from a failed peace process in which they and their government have invested so much hope.

An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks
January 06, 2021

An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks

By Associated Press
Escalating violence has all sides pointing the finger at each other as negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban resume.
Fire From the Sky: The Afghan Taliban’s Drones
December 22, 2020

Fire From the Sky: The Afghan Taliban’s Drones

By Franz J. Marty
Despite ongoing peace negotiations, the Taliban continue their attacks, recently incorporating weaponized commercially available drones into their arsenal.

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