Latest news and updates on Afghanistan, China relations and the Taliban's return to power after the 20-year war with the US and allies.
Trans-Himalayan forum reflects balancing act Beijing must undertake with troubled neighbour if regional security is to be improved.
India plans to add some 200 employees to its “short-staffed” diplomatic corps over the next five years in a mark of its expanding global ambitions.
As deaths soar in Gaza, US government and congressional workers are speaking up in opposition to US policy about Israel’s offensive.
The UN’s children’s agency said in a report that children in South Asia are at the highest risk of being exposed to high or extremely high water scarcity.
The impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine, life in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan and LGBTQ rights are among the issues spotlighted in the World Press Photo Contest 2023 winners show, currently in Hong Kong.
Potential import agreements could lead to a broader and more definitive relationship between China and Afghanistan, as the latter country struggles to pull itself out of a war- and disaster-induced economic slump.
Facilities at the main northwestern border crossing of Torkham have been increased three times to cater for the rising number of returnees.
Pakistan says deportations protect its ‘welfare and security’, amid growing anti-Afghan sentiment from economic woes and cross-border militancy.
Islamabad has given hundreds of thousands of Afghans it says are living illegally in Pakistan until November 1 to leave voluntarily or face deportation, with the order coming amid a rise in attacks blamed on militants operating from Afghanistan.
‘Herat’s people are panicked and scared … it’s Allah’s blessing that it happened during the day, people were awake’.
Beijing is only likely to act if violence spreads to the major cities in the north of the country where most Chinese nationals live, observers said.
The UK ordered an inquiry last year after the BBC reported that soldiers from the elite Special Air Service (SAS) had killed 54 people in suspicious circumstances during the war in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2013.
Two-thirds of those with severe injuries following the latest devastating earthquakes in Afghanistan are children and women, WHO’s Dr Alaa AbouZeid said.
Saturday’s magnitude 6.3 quake hit a densely populated area in Herat and was followed by strong aftershocks in what was one of the deadliest temblors to strike the country in years.
A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake – one of the deadliest to strike Afghanistan in two decades – and strong aftershocks shook the western part of the country on Saturday.
Amir Khan Muttaqi also gives ‘effective guarantee’ of Chinese nationals’ safety in the country during talks with counterpart Wang Yi on sidelines of regional forum in Tibet.
Pakistan said it would expel illegal migrants starting next month, raising alarm among foreigners without documentation who include an estimated 1.7 million Afghans.