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.
Reports of delays from President Donald Trump's administration in presenting a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan indicate dissonance in the White House on how to resolve the conflict.
A day after the deadly attack on a Shiite mosque, a NATO convoy has been targeted by Taliban militants. Authorities have yet to offer figures, but have confirmed there were casualties.
More than two dozen people have been killed in a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Herat. The strike highlights the country's deteriorating security situation.
The Taliban are gaining strength in Afghanistan, as is evident from Monday's Kabul attack, but President Ghani seems to have other "pressing issues" at hand – for instance, thwarting a powerful opposition alliance.
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