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US, Taliban talks end after rival Afghans agree on ‘roadmap for peace...

07 July, 2019 9:20 pm 9:20 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – The US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan wound up on Tuesday the seventh round of talks he has held with the Taliban in Qatar, after signs of progress in efforts to end the longest war the United States has ever fought. The US envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, met Taliban officials briefly a … Read More



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Afghans, Taliban talk in Qatar about peace as war rages at home

07 July, 2019 11:53 pm 11:53 pm

KABUL/DOHA (Reuters) – Wary representatives of Afghan society met Taliban officials in Qatar on Monday for a second day of talks, with bloody insurgent attacks back home casting a pall over efforts to end Afghanistan’s years of war. The Taliban on Sunday detonated a car bomb outside a government security compound in central Afghanistan killing … Read More



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Bomb blast, Ghazni, Afghan, security, force, members, killed

Ghazni: Taliban car bomb leaves at least 12 Afghan security force members d...

07 July, 2019 11:36 am 11:36 am

KABUL (Web Desk) – At least 12 Afghan security force members have been killed and more than 50 civilians wounded over 50 civilians in a car bomb blast in central Ghazni province on Sunday, government officials and the Taliban said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for detonated a car bomb near the National Directorate of Security … Read More



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US, Taliban take a break from peace talks for Afghan rivals to meet

07 July, 2019 10:45 pm 10:45 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – US and Taliban officials decided on Saturday to put their ongoing peace talks on hold for two days to allow for a meeting between rival Afghan groups to be held in Qatar, a Taliban official said. The warring sides started a seventh round of peace talks last week, aiming to hammer out … Read More



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Gun battle ends in Kabul after Taliban blast wounds 105

07 July, 2019 8:52 pm 8:52 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan security forces killed five Taliban gunmen who stormed a building in Kabul on Monday after detonating a bomb-laden truck that wounded at least 105 people, including 51 children, officials said. The gun battle lasted more than seven hours, a security official said, adding that the Taliban fighters in the under-construction building … Read More



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Afghan peace deal hinges on ceasefire by Taliban: Khalilzad

04 April, 2019 8:53 pm 8:53 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Any peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the country’s long war, the US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Sunday. In an interview with Afghanistan’s largest private television station, Tolo News, Khalilzad said the … Read More



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Taliban team at Afghan peace talks in Qatar to include women: spokesman

04 April, 2019 11:37 am 11:37 am

KABUL (Reuters) – Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to peace talks in Qatar this month, the movement’s main spokesman said on Monday, ahead of the latest round of meetings aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan. For a group notorious for its strictly conservative attitude to women’s rights, … Read More



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US, Taliban, foreign forces, anti-terrorism, assurance

US, Taliban agree on withdrawal of foreign forces, anti-terrorism assurance

03 March, 2019 8:25 am 8:25 am

DOHA (Reuters) – US and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops might withdraw, officials from both sides said. The 16 days of talks, in which the United States also sought assurances that the Taliban would not allow militant groups … Read More



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Taliban, Mullah Omar, US bases, eight years, book

Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived close to US bases for eight years, book re...

03 March, 2019 8:00 am 8:00 am

HAGUE – Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for eight years, and American troops once even searched the house where he was hiding but failed to find a secret room built for him, a new book by a Dutch journalist reveals. Bette Dam, a Dutch journalist and writer … Read More



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US, Taliban resume Afghan peace talks today

02 February, 2019 11:28 am 11:28 am

KABUL/PESHAWAR (Reuters) – The top US envoy for peace in Afghanistan met a senior Taliban leader in Qatar on Monday as the two sides will resumed regular talks today to end 17 years of war despite the insurgents’ continued refusal to deal with the Kabul government. Zalmay Khalilzad, named last year to lead the US … Read More



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Afghan president offers Taliban local office

02 February, 2019 9:04 pm 9:04 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday offered the Taliban the possibility of opening an office in Afghanistan but the proposal was swiftly spurned by the group that is determined to keep his government out of accelerating peace talks. Ghani has expressed alarm at the Taliban shutting his administration out of negotiations with … Read More



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Taliban, Afghan leaders agree on withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

02 February, 2019 8:30 am 8:30 am

MOSCOW (92 News) – The two-day Afghan peace conference ended in Moscow on Wednesday. According to reports, Taliban and Afghan politicians have agreed on complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Moreover, both sides agreed to amend the Afghanistan constitution. Taliban have demanded removal of the names of their leaders from US blacklist. Both sides … Read More



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Qureshi lauds Pakistani role in US-Taliban negotiations

01 January, 2019 3:37 pm 3:37 pm

MULTAN (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday lauded Pakistani vital role behind the recent negotiations between the United States and the Afghan Taliban. Speaking to the journalists while commenting on the Pak-US relation, Qureshi said that Pakistan played a vital role in bringing the Taliban leadership to the table, terming that … Read More



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Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal: Taliban

01 January, 2019 8:34 pm 8:34 pm

KABUL/PESHAWAR (Reuters) – Taliban officials said US negotiators on Saturday agreed a draft peace deal stipulating the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan within 18 months of the agreement being signed. The details were provided to Reuters by Taliban sources at the end of six days of talks with US special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad … Read More



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Taliban second round of talks with US in Doha: sources

01 January, 2019 11:32 pm 11:32 pm

DOHA (92 News) – The Afghan Taliban and US representatives began formal talks in the Qatar after the two sides agreed on a two-point agenda, the sources said. According to the sources, “US officials met with Islamic Emirate representatives in Qatar’s capital Doha. The negotiations will continue tomorrow (Tuesday).” The sources said that the Afghan … Read More



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