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Fighting continues in Afghanistan as gov’t and Taliban meet
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Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar
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Pompeo urges Afghans to make peace deal
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Taliban kill four survivors of Afghanistan flash floods
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Afghan govt begins releasing last Taliban prisoners
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Afghan president backs release of 400 Taliban prisoners
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Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners
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Afghan president agrees Taliban prisoner release
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Trump would be 'angry' if Russian bounty reports were true
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Afghan Sikhs share horrific experience after escaping Taliban terror
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11 Afghan Sikhs, including Nidan Singh kidnapped by Taliban last month, arrives in Delhi
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Afghan government, Taliban agree to Doha as venue for first peace talksAfghanistan's government and the Islamist Taliban group have agreed that Doha will be the venue for the first meeting in their peace talks, both sides said on Sunday.
Afghan peace talks seen this month after U.S. shuttle diplomacyTalks to end the 18-year-old conflict in Afghanistan may begin this month, sources said on Monday, a day after the U.S. special envoy visited the capital of neighbouring Pakistan and met Taliban..
U.S. forces conduct airstrikes on Taliban in AfghanistanAmerican forces conducted two airstrikes on Taliban fighters to foil the militant group's plan to launch attacks on Afghan security forces, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday, in a move that..
Taliban, al Qaeda retain ties despite U.S.-Taliban deal, U.N. monitors sayTies between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and al Qaeda remain close, independent U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report made public on Monday, despite a U.S.-Taliban pact..
Khalilzad sounds upbeat note on chances for intra-Afghan peace talksRecent prisoner releases and a relatively low level of violence may bode well for the start of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan..
Afghan government says ceasefire still in place even as skirmishes with Taliban resumeSkirmishes between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces recommenced in Afghanistan in the day since a three-day ceasefire expired, but government officials said on Thursday that the incidents..
Exclusive: U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan down to close to 8,600 ahead of schedule - sourcesU.S. troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban militants in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus,..
Exclusive: U.S. ahead of schedule in cutting Afghanistan troop strength - sourcesU.S. troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban militants in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus,..
Afghanistan begins freeing 900 Taliban prisoners, urges truce extensionThe Afghan government said it was in the process of freeing 900 Taliban members from prison on Tuesday, the biggest such release yet, and urged the insurgent group to extend a three-day ceasefire set..
Afghan government will free 900 Taliban prisoners Tuesday: Afghan officialThe Afghan government urged the Taliban to extend a three-day ceasefire which is due to end on Tuesday night and also announced that it would release 900 prisoners from the insurgent group on Tuesday.
Taliban, Afghan president declare three-day Eid ceasefire from SundayThe Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan starting Sunday, via a tweet on Saturday from the hardline Islamist group, and the country's president said the government would..
U.S. envoy meets Afghan president and former rival Abdullah in push for peaceThe United States' special envoy for Afghanistan on Wednesday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former rival Abdullah Abdullah, to discuss progress towards a peace deal with the insurgent..
U.S. envoy to press Taliban, Afghan officials on peace talksA senior U.S. envoy left for Doha and Kabul on Sunday to press Taliban and Afghan government officials to open peace talks that the United States hopes will allow it to withdraw from Afghanistan, the..
Taliban blast near Afghan intelligence base kills seven, injures 40Taliban fighters detonated a car bomb on Monday near an Afghan intelligence agency installation in the central province of Ghazni, killing at least seven people and wounding 40, officials and the..
India should talk to Taliban if Delhi feels it will bolster peace push: Pakistan's U.S. envoyIndia should speak with Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, after a series of attacks in Afghanistan raised questions..
Drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan continuing: PentagonThe United States is continuing its drawdown of troops from Afghanistan and is expected to meet a timeline that had been agreed upon with the Taliban earlier this year, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Brutal Afghan attacks highlight limitations of U.S.-Taliban dealTwo brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the U.S.-Taliban troop withdrawal pact: nothing in it obliges the Taliban to prevent such massacres and the Afghan government's ability to..
Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject U.S. blame of Islamic StateAfghan officials on Friday blamed the Taliban for a bloody attack on a maternity hospital in the capital, Kabul, this week, rejecting a U.S. assertion that it was carried out by Islamic State..
Truck bomb in eastern Afghan city kills five, Taliban claim responsibilityA truck packed with explosives blew up near a court in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez on Thursday, killing at least five people in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents.
Attacks deal Trump's long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blowU.S. President Donald Trump's stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks..
Pompeo urges Taliban, Afghan govt to bring hospital, funeral attacker to justiceU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to cooperate to bring to justice the perpetrators of attacks on a hospital and a funeral that..
Taliban blow up police chief in latest Afghanistan attackAfghanistan's Taliban insurgents killed a provincial police chief and two others in a roadside bomb attack, the local governor said on Friday, in the latest violence hindering a U.S.-brokered peace..
United States' Khalilzad to meet Taliban in Qatar, visit India, PakistanThe U.S. special envoy on Afghanistan is on a mission to press Taliban negotiators in Doha and officials in India and Pakistan to support reduced violence, speeding up intra-Afghan peace talks and..
Taliban not living up to commitments, U.S. Defense Secretary saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year, amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a..
Taliban attack military centre in Afghanistan, casualties reportedThe Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack at a military centre in southern Helmand province in Afghanistan where at least 150 members of the Afghan army and intelligence wing were..
Taliban, U.S. engage in Twitter spat amid rise in Afghanistan violenceRepresentatives of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Taliban insurgents engaged in a rare public spat on Saturday, venting on social media about the stalling Afghan peace process.
Taliban step up attacks on Afghan forces since signing U.S. deal: dataThe Taliban have mounted more than 4,500 attacks in Afghanistan, marking a sharp escalation in violence, in the 45 days since signing a deal with the United States that paves the way for a U.S. troop..
Afghanistan suffers upsurge in fighting and in coronavirusClashes between Taliban fighters and Afghan forces intensified in northern Balkh and southern Logar province as warring sides fought to control checkpoints and the number of coronavirus cases in..
More than 500 civilians die in Afghan violence in first quarter: U.N.More than 500 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in the first three months of the year as violence raged even after an agreement between the United States and the Taliban on withdrawing foreign..
NATO calls on Taliban to reduce violence, seek peace: statementThe U.S.-led NATO alliance called on Friday for Afghanistan's Taliban militants to cut violence levels and join peace talks, saying prisoner releases should also be speeded up.
Afghanistan's Taliban reject call for Ramadan ceasefireThe Taliban have rejected an Afghan government call for a ceasefire for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and to let authorities focus on tackling the coronavirus, raising new concern about prospects..
Clashes across Afghanistan kill dozens of security force members, militantsClashes between Afghan forces and Taliban militants killed dozens nationwide over the past 24 hours, authorities said on Wednesday, even as the United States tries to broker peace talks between the..
Trump, Qatari leader agree Taliban need to reduce violence in Afghanistan, White House saysU.S. President Donald Trump and Qatari leader Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani agreed in a phone call on Wednesday on the importance of the Taliban reducing violence in Afghanistan, the White House..
Afghan prisoner exchanges, U.S. peace plan threatened by coronavirusThe coronavirus pandemic threatens to unravel a U.S. effort to end the war in Afghanistan if Taliban and government prisoners die in custody before they can be exchanged, four sources familiar with the..
U.S., Taliban officials meet to discuss prisoner release dispute: Taliban spokesmanThe chief U.S. negotiator and the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan held talks on Monday with Taliban officials in Doha on a prisoner release dispute that helped stall U.S.-led peace-making efforts, a..
U.S. special representative to meet Taliban negotiators: State DepartmentThe chief U.S. negotiator of a deal with the Taliban for a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan was to hold talks on Monday with insurgent officials in Doha on "current challenges" to the U.S.-led..
Taliban to release 20 Afghan government prisoners on Sunday: spokesmanThe Taliban will release 20 Afghan government prisoners it was holding, a spokesman of the Islamist militant group said on Sunday, the first handover since the beginning of a peace process.
U.S. commander in Afghanistan and Taliban discuss violence reduction in Doha meetingThe commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan met Taliban leadership in Doha to discuss the need to reduce violence in the war-torn country, spokesmen for both sides said on Saturday, as continued..
Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace processThe Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group's suspension of talks on a planned prisoner exchange..
Taliban recalls negotiators after suspending prisoner exchange talksThe Taliban on Tuesday recalled the group's negotiators from Kabul hours after they suspended talks on a prisoner exchange process with the Afghan government, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamist..
Taliban break off talks with Afghan government on prisoner exchangeThe Taliban on Tuesday broke off talks with the Afghan government on a prisoner exchange, a main step in peace talks being brokered by the United States after it agreed on a troop withdrawal pact with..