Afghanistan

Tajikistan ready to take in up to 100,000 Afghan refugees

Tajikistan is preparing to take in up to 100,000 refugees from neighbouring Afghanistan where fighting has escalated as United States-led troops withdraw, a senior Tajik official said on Friday. Taliban insurgents are gaining control of …

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Russian tanks arrive to Afghan border ahead of drills

Russian tanks stationed at Moscow's base in Tajikistan have arrived at training grounds near the border with Afghanistan ahead of army drills next month, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Russia will stage military drills from Aug. …

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Several rockets fired on Presidential Palace in Kabul

Several rockets were launched on the Presidential Palace in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Tuesday during prayers of Eid al-Adha holiday period, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. According to the news agency, the …

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Russia says 'hasty withdrawal' put Afghanistan at risk

The situation in Afghanistan is rapidly deteriorating, and there is a risk that instability will spread to neighboring countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, addressing the plenary session of an international conference dubbed …

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U.S. to build support base for Afghan Peace

The United States will continue to solicit strong support for the Afghan peace process both regionally and internationally, Homeland Security Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall said on Thursday. The White House adviser made the …

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Afghan refugees seek asylum in Turkey

As the United States continues its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, disputed reports indicate a rising number of asylum seekers of Afghan origin are crossing Turkey’s eastern border

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U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan more than 95% complete

The process to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan by the end of August is more than 95% complete, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tuesday. CENTCOM said 984 C-17 loads of material have departed Afghanistan while more than …

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