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U.S., Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

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U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops...

Afghan forces clash with Taliban to retain control over military base

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At least nine Taliban insurgents, including three suicide bombers were killed by the Afghan forces in a bid to prevent a complex attack by...

U.S., Taliban resume Afghan peace talks before spring fighting season

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The top U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan met a senior Taliban leader in Qatar on Monday as the two sides resumed talks to...

U.S. sees contours of peace accord with Taliban to end war...

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The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, a...

Huge attack shows Taliban strength at outset of talks

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With one of the deadliest attacks of Afghanistan’s 17-year insurgency just hours before a new round of peace talks, the Taliban rammed home its...

Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

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A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more...

Taliban threatens to pull out of peace talks with U.S.

The Taliban on Tuesday threatened to stall peace talks with the United States if they deflect from the issue of foreign force withdrawal from...

Afghan Taliban cancel peace talks with U.S. citing ‘agenda disagreement’

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The Afghan Taliban said on Tuesday they had called off peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar this week due to an "agenda disagreement",...

Afghan Taliban, U.S. to sit down to peace talks on Wednesday

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Afghan Taliban representatives and U.S. officials will sit down to two days of peace talks on Wednesday in Qatar but Afghan government officials will...

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, government says

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The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group's hideouts in Nangarhar province...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...