The United States may reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan by at least 1,000, a US general says, attributing the decision to an efficiency drive by a new commander of NATO forces in the Asian country.
A report has found that the British army allowed soldiers to shoot and kill unarmed civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan for activities defined as suspicious such as those holding a mobile telephone or a shovel.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Monday the Taliban should "enter serious talks" with his government, after the militants and the US both touted progress during unprecedented negotiations in Qatar last week.
Former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar entered Afghanistan's presidential race on Saturday in a new challenge to President Ashraf Ghani who allowed him to return from exile two decades he was forced out by the Taliban.
India’s ruling and opposition parties condemned US President Donald Trump’s comments this week mocking New Delhi’s role in war-torn Afghanistan, where the South Asian country has invested billions of dollars in economic projects and military training.