On an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle acknowledged the challenges facing the country.
Post-ceasefire attacks in Afghanistan have killed over a dozen national troops, dashing hopes for a long-term truce between the Taliban and Kabul. Why are the militants unwilling to reciprocate government's peace offer?
The Trump administration has yet again pulled the United States out of a major global body — this time the UN Human Rights Council. The move comes a day after the UNHRC criticized Trump's immigration policies.
The reported death of Mullah Fazlullah, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, is likely to reduce tensions between Washington and Islamabad, but it is unclear whether Pakistan will support Afghan peace efforts.
The Taliban have reciprocated a ceasefire offer by Kabul ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid. It's the first time the group has agreed to a truce with the Afghan government, which is aiming to end the 16-year conflict.
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