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Afghanistan goes into presidential election, as Taliban attempt violence

Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election Saturday, with a series of blasts reported across the country as voters headed to the polls and...
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A timeline of post-Taliban Afghanistan

Landmark dates in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion that ousted the Taliban from power, with the Islamists going on to launch a fierce...
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Is Pakistan Ready to take Blow-back from Afghan Peace Process if it Fails?

During an exclusive interview with the Associated Press this week, the former Afghan president Hamid Karzai severely questioned the rationale behind the presidential election which is...
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Relief from violence and terror: Afghan youth turn to breakdance

In the land of suicide bombings, burqas, and unending war, a group of Afghans have turned to breakdancing for stress relief and self-expression --...
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Pakistan Rejects Kabul’s Irresponsible & Unwarranted Remarks on Durand Line

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the statement issued by the Afghan Foreign Ministry, terming its renewed refusal to recognize the international border...
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Afghan Elections: Violence surges after Trump-Taliban deal failed

War-weary Afghanistan was hit with its third straight day of bloody carnage Thursday, as a Taliban car bomb flattened a hospital and killed 20...
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The resurgence of “Ghazwa-e-Hind”: Indian transgressions against Muslims (Part 2)

The current Ghazwa-e-Hind narrative and its perspective in Pakistan and India A tragedy befell Kashmir and the Muslim world on August 5, 2019, when India...
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Taliban step up violence as Afghan polls draw closer

Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday -- one at a campaign rally for the...
Russia

RT’s Interviews With PM IK & The Taliban show Russia’s “Balancing” Intent

For as close as Russia has once again become to India following its support of the latter's "Israeli"-like unilateral moves in Kashmir and the...
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Afghans brace for violent elections as hope of Taliban deal dims

Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month’s presidential election back into the spotlight as the...
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Afghan election back in spotlight after Trump’s Taliban tweets

Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month's presidential election back into the spotlight as the...
Peace

US, Pakistan and Afghanistan: A Peace Deal that ALMOST happened

The US–Taliban Peace is unlikely after Donald Trump’s Tweet that the US cancels the dialogue process as Taliban are not showing their restraint from...
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Taliban gear up for fight after Trump says talks are ‘dead’

AFP | The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with the insurgents were...
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Pakistan Afghan Transit Trade: New Opportunities and Challenges

Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, in his June 2019 meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan requested later to facilitate the implementation of Afghan Transit...
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Defeated Invaders: US Forces’ withdrawal will bring Peace to Afghanistan

Taliban loyalists are cheering the prospect of a deal with the US that after 18 years of grueling conflict will see "defeated" American "invaders"...
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Taliban kill at least 10 in Kabul Red zone bombing

AFP | The Taliban killed at least 10 people, including a Romanian soldier, in a fresh bombing in Kabul on Thursday -- yet another horrific...
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Pakistan will continue Facilitating the Afghan Reconciliation Process: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, on Tuesday, reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue facilitating the Afghan reconciliation process, despite the aggravated tensions with India and...
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Taliban attack Kabul as Khalilzad visits, sixteen dead

AFP | A massive explosion rocked central Kabul late Monday, killing at least sixteen people in a Taliban-claimed attack near an international complex while the...
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US and Taliban on brink of Afghan deal, says Khalilzad

AFP | The US and the Taliban are on the brink of striking a deal after 18 years of war, Washington's top negotiator said Sunday,...
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Kunduz attacked by Taliban as Peace Talk progresses with US

Taliban insurgents on Saturday launched a multi-pronged attack on Kunduz, a strategically important city in northern Afghanistan that has come under frequent assault since...
Trump

8,600 US troops will stay in Afghanistan: Trump

US President Donald Trump said that Washington plans to leave 8,600 American troops in Afghanistan, but suggested further cuts could follow – over 15...
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The story of two decades of US intervention in Afghanistan

AFP | The United States intervened in Afghanistan in 2001 to rid Al-Qaeda of its sanctuaries following the 9/11 terror attacks. After Washington announced on Thursday...
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Taliban must not let Afghanistan become safe haven for terrorists: Pentagon

AFP | The Taliban must ensure that Afghanistan does not become a sanctuary for extremists, top US defense officials said Wednesday, as peace negotiations with...
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US, Taliban move closer to peace deal

AFP | US and Taliban negotiators moved closer Tuesday to a deal, the insurgent group said, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced guarded hope...
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Taliban and US close in on peace deal

Anadolu | The Afghan Taliban on Monday said they were near a final agreement with U.S. as peace talks continue in Qatar's capital Doha. So far,...
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US, Taliban finalize troops’ pullout time frame

News Desk | Is it the end of the United States government’s longest war in Afghanistan? As per the media reports the US and the...
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9th Round of Peace talks continue tonight – Taliban, US on cusp of deal

News Desk | Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said talks in Qatar to finalize a much-anticipated peace agreement to end the long Afghan civil war would...
Pakistan

What’s next for US-Pakistan relations after Imran Khan’s US visit?

For proponents of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership, there’s much to be heartened about after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Washington. There were smiles and kind...
Afghanistan

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan as peace talks resume

AFP | Two US military personnel were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, NATO announced, as potentially decisive talks between the US and the Taliban on the...
Kabul

Kabul wedding massacre: Death toll reaches 80

AFP | An IS suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall in west Kabul on Saturday as celebrations were in full swing. Authorities said...

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