Violent Attacks Plague Afghanistan as Peace Talks in Doha Slow
More than a dozen civilians are feared dead in an airstrike, as talks go on to finalize rules for negotiations.
U.S. Orders Al Jazeera Affiliate to Register as Foreign Agent
The Justice Department says AJ+, a media outlet backed by the royal family of Qatar, engages in “political activities.”
To Get to Afghan Talks, Lots of Last-Minute Deals — and Nose Swabs
Months of delays over issues as big as prisoner swaps and as small as haircuts, with extra coronavirus complications, made the Afghan flight to meet the Taliban no sure bet.
Afghanistan Peace Talks Open in Qatar, Seeking End to Decades of War
The Afghan government and the Taliban are finally coming to the table, after repeated delays. But the violence continues, and the challenges are vast.
Afghan Peace Talks Begin This Week. Here’s What to Know.
The Afghan government and the Taliban are to meet on Saturday to open negotiations about power sharing after years of relentless war. The differences on major issues are vast.
Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.
As countries race to deploy coronavirus-tracking software, researchers are reporting privacy and security risks that could affect millions of people and undermine trust in public health efforts.
Laid Off and Locked Up: Virus Traps Domestic Workers in Arab States
The pandemic and economic crises have caused many workers to lose their jobs. Some have been detained, abused, deprived of wages and stranded far from home with nowhere to turn for help.
U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Reduced to 8,600, General Says
The phased troop withdrawal has continued on schedule, even as other parts of a peace deal with the Taliban have faced setbacks and delays.
Did the Coronavirus Kill Ideology in Australia?
How a government both sectarian and divisive learned (briefly) to become inclusive.
Virus Forces Persian Gulf States to Reckon With Migrant Labor
The Mideast’s wealthiest countries depend on foreigners to do jobs their citizens won’t. But the virus has hobbled the arrangement and drawn attention to its inequities.