Afghanistan


When A Soul Is More Important Than A Life: The Fight For Irreligion

Religious freedom as a human right has featured prominently in global news across the last several years, as people become increasingly aware of the persecution of religious minorities around the world. However, in battling for the protection of minority religions – and the human right to exercise or practice any […]


Taliban Launch Deadly Attacks As They Attend Afghan Peace Rallies

The Taliban continued its deadly attacks on pro-government areas in Afghanistan while commencing ceasefire talks with government officials in Moscow last weekend. Al-Jazeera reported that the fundamentalist armed group launched attacks on pro-government militias, security checkpoints and army bases, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens of others. These […]


Afghanistan Presidential Elections Set For April 20 Amid Taliban Talks With The U.S.

The election committee of the Afghan government announced that the presidential election is set to take place on April 20, 2019, meanwhile the Taliban is participating in talks with the U.S. and other peace-seeking countries. Candidates have yet to be announced, but current President Ashraf Ghani has announced his plans […]


European Union Signs Aid Agreement For Afghan-Led Peace Plan In Geneva

On November 27, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani co-hosted the Geneva Conference with the United Nations (UN) to discuss plans for peace and overall growth in Afghanistan. There the European Union (EU) agreed to help Afghanistan finance their state building and public sector reforms, healthcare, law enforcement, and elections. According to […]


Peace At Last: United States, Taliban, And Afghanistan Negotiate Peace Treaty

The American special envoy to Afghanistan is in talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, with hopes of reaching a peace deal before the Afghan presidential election next April. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 after the September 11 attacks and is leading direct […]