Is Afghanistan's amnesty for Taliban and IS group fighters working?
Since the 2001 US-led intervention in Afghanistan that ousted the Taliban, a series of amnesty programmes have been created, allowing former Taliban and Islamic State group fighters to lay down their weapons in return for an official pardon. Our reporters Margaux Benn, Sonia Ghezali and Shahzaib Wahlah travelled to three Afghan provinces to explore how former Taliban fighters are adapting to their new lives as ordinary civilians. They also find out how the amnesty programme is perceived by family members
Afghan president stresses need for Taliban ceasefire after meeting with Trump
Afghanistan's president said Friday, after meeting his United States counterpart, that if the Taliban insurgency were sincerely committed to reaching a peace agreement, they would accept a ceasefire.
Taliban takes responsibility for deadly Afghanistan hospital bombing
A suicide truck bomber devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan, leaving 20 dead and up to 100 injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Taliban 'must accept the Afghanistan of 2019', Afghan ambassador to US says
Taliban 'must accept the Afghanistan of 2019', Afghan ambassador to the US says
Afghan war — What to expect from the US-Taliban Doha talks
The US and the Taliban are close to finalizing a deal to end the 18-year-long Afghan war. But Kabul is still not completely on board, and this could complicate matters. Shamil Shams and Masood Saifullah report from Doha.
Afghans hope for ceasefire, peace during Eid
Afghans hope for peace during Eid as the latest round of US-Taliban talks continue ahead of the religious holiday, known as the festival of sacrifice celebrated by Muslims around the world.
Taliban: No direct talks with Kabul until US troop withdrawal
An Afghan government official had earlier said a delegation would meet the Taliban within the next two weeks in Europe. The militant group dubs the government an "American puppet" with no negotiating power.
Taliban and Afghan government agree to reduce violence
The Taliban and Afghan officials have agreed on a "promise to reduce violence," Germany's envoy says. Hosted by Qatar, the German-brokered talks could also spark progress in negotiations between the US and the Taliban.
Surviving loss in Afghanistan The woman caring for 40 orphans
Islamic State group fighters beheaded three of Niaz Bibi's sons and shot three grandsons dead in a remote part of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province which is home to both the Taliban and a growing IS affiliate. Now Bibi, 70, is left taking care of the surviving grandchildren -- about 40 orphans in total.