In a nationally televised ceremony at the Presidential Palace just one day after President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office, Afghanistan signed a major security agreement with the United States.
Several experts have warned that the release of Taliban prisoners could lead to further insecurity and violence.
Afghan and Pakistani officials intend for the release of Baradar to advance peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Sushmita Banerjee, 49, wrote a popular memoir in 1995 about her life as the wife of an Afghan man in Kabul while the Taliban ruled.
Paiwastoon Networking Services, an Afghan IT company, launched a new literacy program this week that enables women to use mobile phones to learn reading and writing. The program is currently in its pilot phase, but the education ministry has intentions of spreading it nationwide. The phone is called Ustad Mobile (Mobile Teacher) and uses mobile...
A survey of approximately 1,000 Afghan women, conducted by Action Aid and Oxfam, revealed that the majority of the women (86 percent) were concerned about the possibility of returning to a Taliban-style government. Seventy-two percent of the women surveyed had experienced improvements and increased rights since the war began in Afghanistan in 2001, and 37...
Afghanistan is in deplorable condition. There’s no disputing that. Some feel that we should just walk away.