A suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced an "important breakthrough" in broader negotiations with the Taliban. The US is involved in talks seeking a path to peace in war-torn Afghanistan.
The West appears to be making many concessions to the Taliban to forge a peace deal. Do they also involve a compromise on fundamental human rights? DW talks to the head of Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Afghanistan.
Ashraf Ghani's re-election as Afghan president has been slammed by his political opponents. Experts say the success of an imminent US-Taliban deal now depends on how much support Ghani receives from Washington.
The incumbent won 923,592 votes in the poll that took place six months ago. His main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, received 720,841 votes and is questioning the legitimacy of his rival's victory.
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