EghtesadOnline: The United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban on Saturday, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war.
EghtesadOnline: The Taliban said it had shot down a US military plane in the central Afghan province of Ghazni on Monday, killing all personnel on board.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with a Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the head of the group’s Qatar-based political bureau, in Tehran on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: Iran will make all-out efforts to help Afghanistan achieve peace and unity, deputy foreign minister for political affairs said on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made surprise visits to Afghanistan and Iraq on Monday, meeting with the two nations’ leaders as he seeks to establish a stronger alliance against Iran and pursue the Trump administration’s new strategy to fight the Taliban.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy -- more troops, pressure on Pakistan and diplomatic outreach to the Taliban -- relies on tactics his predecessors tried without success to get out of America’s longest-running war.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump announced an open-ended commitment to Afghanistan that will put as many as 4,000 more U.S. troops into the nation’s longest-lasting conflict and keep American forces there as long as it takes to deny terrorists a haven and bring about a political settlement with the Taliban.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s embassy in Kabul has dismissed as “bizarre” claims by a Saudi diplomat about the Islamic Republic’s alleged links to Taliban militants and armed groups inside Afghanistan.
EghtesadOnline: A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban militant group based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups.
EghtesadOnline: Suspected Taliban insurgents on Monday attacked a U.S.-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, officials said, but gave few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a visit to Kabul by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis.