Another quake hits western Afghanistan; official says losses “huge”

The office of Herat's governor said in a statement that some districts adjoining areas that had been completely flattened by earlier quakes had suffered "huge losses".

Taliban weighs using U.S. mass surveillance plan, met with China’s Huawei

This initiative aims to enhance security and counter international militant groups, particularly the Islamic State, which has been responsible for numerous major attacks in Afghan cities.

Swiss NGO says 18 staff members detained in Afghanistan

The International Assistance Mission (IAM) said the staffers were picked up from its office in Ghor province, central Afghanistan, and taken to the capital Kabul.

UN says Taliban envoy can meet Pakistan, China ministers next week

Afghanistan sits as a key geographical trade and transit route between South and Central Asia and has billions of dollars of untapped mineral resources. The Taliban seized power in August 2021 as US-led forces withdrew after 20 years of war.

UN chief to host May meeting on Afghanistan in Doha

There is no contemporary census data for Afghanistan but the UN uses a population estimate of 40 million, meaning 85 percent of the nation is projected to be in poverty.

Peaceful, stable Afghanistan vital for regional security: Hina Khar

“The menace of terrorism continues to blight the lives of Afghan people on a daily basis. The threat posed by terrorist organizations to the neighbouring states and the region, has accentuated,” Rabbani said.

China ‘concerned’ about impact of Afghan policies on women’s rights

Qin's comments at a regional summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan come after a decision by the conservative Taliban authorities to bar women from working for the United Nations sparked international outrage.

British nationals detained by Taliban

British nationals were detained by the Taliban for unknown reasons, prompting diplomatic efforts and concerns for their safety.

UN to hold talks with Taliban officials over women staff ban

Since seizing power in August 2021, the Taliban authorities have imposed a slew of restrictions on Afghan women, including banning them from higher education and many government jobs.

Founder of Afghan girls’ school project arrested in Kabul: UN

The Taliban government last year barred girls from attending secondary school, making Afghanistan the only country in the world where there is a ban on education.

US working to get dozens of Americans from Afghanistan: Blinken

Blinken was speaking before Congress where lawmakers from the rival Republican Party went on the offensive over the August 2021 US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 13, nine of them in Pakistan

At least nine people were killed and 44 injured in northwest Pakistan, a Pakistani government official said, and hospitals in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were put into a state of emergency overnight.