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Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US troops – NY...

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US intelligence has concluded that the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces, the...

Afghan government, Taliban agree to Doha as venue for first peace...

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Afghanistan’s government and the Islamist Taliban group have agreed that Doha will be the venue for the first meeting in their peace talks, both...

UN expresses alarm at violence in Afghanistan as April civilian casualties...

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The United Nations said Afghan civilian casualties jumped to 380 in April, expressing alarm about a “striking deterioration” in respect for international humanitarian law...

Attacks deal Trump’s long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blow

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US President Donald Trump’s stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive...

Newborns among dead in Kabul hospital attack

Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in Kabul killing 16 including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by international humanitarian organisation...

Prisoner release in Afghanistan

The Afghan government released 100 Taliban prisoners as a first step of a peace process with the hard-line Islamists, despite the group’s suspension of...

Taliban not talking to Afghan government

The Taliban declined to start talks with the Afghan government’s new negotiating team in a setback to a US-brokered peace process in one of...

Afghanistan Sikh complex attacked

Gunmen and suicide bombers hit a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital Kabul killing 25 people before security forces killed all the attackers,...

Afghan military base attacked

At least 27 security personnel died when a military base was stormed in Afghanistan one of the biggest attacks since a violence reduction agreement...

IS gunmen kill 32 at Kabul ceremony

Islamic State gunmen opened fire on a ceremony in Kabul, killing 32 people in the first major attack in the city since the US...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...