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Taliban violence pose ‘serious challenges’ to Afghan peace process: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that violence by the Taliban is threatening the country's peace process, as he briefed the international community on...
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Afghan Endgame: Time running out for Kabul government

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad paid his second visit to Islamabad in less than a month on July 1 and held consultations with Pakistani...
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Russo-Taliban ties: Did the Russians really offer bounty for the Americans?

The New York Times' latest fake news provocation alleging that Russia's military-intelligence agency GRU solicited the Taliban (officially designated as "terrorists" by Moscow) to...
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Pakistan and Afghanistan trade shows upward trend as border opened

Pakistan on Thursday announced it will reopen two more border crossings with Afghanistan to boost trade between the neighbors.Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special representative for...
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US in desperate need of Pakistan as leaks reveal Russian Intelligence paying cheques to...

As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowballing. The New York Times has...
Aftermath of NYT story

Aftermath of NYT story: US firm on Russia but door open for Putin, says...

President Donald Trump's administration insisted Wednesday it has been firm with Russia over Afghanistan but kept open the door to inviting President Vladimir Putin...
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Taliban looks to put US concerns on troop exit deal to rest

The Taliban reaffirmed their commitment to a February deal to draw down the war in Afghanistan during a call with US Secretary of State...
Trump debunks Russian attacks

Trump debunks Russian attacks on troops stationed in Afghanistan

The New York Times story alleging that Russia paid Afghan militants to kill US troops is “probably just another phony Times hit job, just...
Pakistan Afghanistan border reopen

Pakistan Afghanistan trade border to reopen

Pakistan on Saturday announced reopening three key trade routes with neighboring Afghanistan from June 22.Abdul Razzak Dawood, prime minister's adviser on trade, who acts...
Afghan healthcare attack

Afghan healthcare attack was targeted, says UN

The United Nations on Sunday charged that the Taliban and Afghan security forces had carried out "deliberate" attacks against healthcare workers and facilities at...
Taliban peace talk with Pakistan envoy

Peace talks with Taliban held by Pakistan envoy

Pakistan's special representative for Afghanistan this week held talks with the Taliban's Doha-based leadership to discuss the peace and reconciliation process in war-battered Afghanistan,...
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How to end prevailing deadlock in Afghanistan

The release of 3,000 Taliban prisoners by President Ashraf Ghani’s administration has generated optimism about the long-delayed intra-Afghan peace talks, with the Taliban announcing...
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What makes ICC investigation of US war crimes in Afghanistan highly sensitive

Britain has joined France and Germany to break with the United States over President Trump’s Executive Order on June 11 authorising economic sanctions against...
US-Taliban Peace Agreement

The rocky road of US-Taliban peace agreement

It took the Trump administration 17 months to clinch a preliminary agreement with the Taliban – a first step toward ending more than 18...
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Taliban fighters freed: implications for situation in Afghanistan

Afghan authorities are opening prison doors for thousands of Taliban inmates in a high-risk gambit to ensure the insurgent group begins peace talks with...
Afghan government and Taliban talks

Afghan government and Taliban talks to begin; Pakistan to attend

Ahead of crucial intra-Afghan talks between the Taliban and Afghan government, Pakistan’s military and intelligence chiefs landed in Kabul on an unannounced visit on...
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Pakistan appoints Sadiq Khan as ambassador to Afghanistan

Pakistan has appointed a senior diplomat as its special ambassador to Afghanistan following spearheaded efforts to start intra-Afghan negotiations aimed at ending Washington's longest...
India in Afghan peace

What role is India playing inside Afghanistan

The USA knows without Pakistan’s wholehearted assistance, there is no end to Afghan imbroglio. Many a time, India tried to fish in Afghan hot...
Afghan peace agreement

Who is sabotaging Afghan peace agreement

There is more or less no doubt left that after a gap of nearly two decades, the world is again looking forward to a...
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First US airstrike against Taliban after ceasefire

The first US airstrike against the Taliban was launched on Thursday since a rare ceasefire between the insurgents and Afghan forces ended more than...
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Afghan citizens burned in Iran by police shooting

Afghanistan has called for a probe into the burning to death of three of its citizens in Iran, weeks after an alleged drowning of...
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India’s strategic blunders escalate tensions

The recent military standoff between China and India is rapidly changing the geo-political situation of the region. Many sources account the present tensions to...
Taliban unable to control Coronavirus

Taliban unable to control Coronavirus in Afghanistan

Despite the fact that the Taliban boasted of their readiness to fight the deadly coronavirus when it first reached Afghanistan, they are now struggling...
Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks: Zalmay Khalilzad is hopeful of a positive outcome

After more than 20 years of US involvement in Afghanistan, the US negotiator on Afghanistan voiced optimism on Monday that the Taliban and government...
Daesh in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The latest breeding ground for Daesh

Daesh, the brutal militant outfit that had been nearly dismantled in 2017 in Syria and Iraq has reared its ugly head again.The group, which...
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Sanctions on Taliban will not be lifted says UNSC

On May 29, the UN Security Council had been expected to vote on lifting sanctions from the Taliban in accordance with an agreement signed...
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Coronavirus during Eid: The Impact on Celebrations

Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offered respite to worshippers in some...
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Afghan peace far from reality despite Kabul power sharing & Taliban deal?

The stalemate has finally been broken. After months of endeavors, the two rivals—President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah have signed an agreement on power-sharing....
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Big weddings among corona casualties in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's coronavirus crisis has freed young couples in Kabul to consider something that once seemed unthinkable: downsizing their weddings. Like its neighbouring countries, extravagant...
Taliban spokesperson

“We don’t interfere in domestic issues of neighbor states”, Taliban spokesperson

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for Taliban, has clarified that Islamic Emirate respects the sovereignty of every country. He took to Twitter and said: “The...

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