An American navy veteran detained in Afghanistan since 2020 was released by the Taliban on Monday in exchange for an ally who had spent 17 years in a US jail for heroin smuggling, Afghanistan's foreign minister said.
China says Afghanistan is a living example of what the United States’ belligerence makes happen. The nation still suffers from the impact of two decades of war, which reduced the country to rubble and ruined the future of an entire generation.
On 25-26 July, at the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, an international conference "Afghanistan: security and economic development" is being held in Tashkent.
The Taliban's reclusive supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada called Friday for the world to stop telling them how to run Afghanistan, insisting sharia law was the only model for a successful Islamic state.
A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the deadliest quakes in decades. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise.