NATO defense ministers of 21 countries have been meeting in Berlin to discuss how to respond to the recent Taliban surge in Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview, DW talked to Afghanistan's defense minister, Mohammed Masoom Stanekzai.
Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Farah have left dozens of security personnel dead. The night-time assaults coincide with a survey showing Afghans deeply worried about their safety.
NATO has been at the heart of defense policy for many Western European nations for decades. As time has gone on, it's moved eastwards. But how did the alliance become what it is? Who pays for it? Where is it going?
Fifteen cadets have died in the second deadly suicide bomb attack in the capital, Kabul, within 24 hours. An attack on a mosque on Friday evening claimed at least 56 lives and injured some 55 more.
After a one-year hiatus, the four-nation Afghanistan peace talks are taking place in Oman. Pakistan is under pressure from Donald Trump's administration to honor its counterterrorism commitments in the region.
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