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Zalmay Khalilzad visits Kabul en route to Doha for talks with Taliban

12 December, 2019 8:46 am 8:46 am

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday in a bid to breathe a new life into efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, discussing with President Ashraf Ghani steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a peace deal, Washington and Kabul said. After his visit to Kabul, Khalilzad … Read More

US troop drawdowns in Afghanistan ‘not necessarily’ tied to Tal...

12 December, 2019 8:55 am 8:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that any future troop drawdowns in Afghanistan were “not necessarily” linked to a deal with Taliban, suggesting some lowering of force levels may happen irrespective of the ongoing peace push. The remarks by Esper in an interview with Reuters came on the heels of … Read More

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After Trump’s Afghan visit, Taliban say they are ready to resume peac...

11 November, 2019 6:22 pm 6:22 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban said on Friday they were ready to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after President Donald Trump visited US troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the group would agree to a ceasefire. Trump’s surprise Thanksgiving Day visit was his first to Afghanistan since becoming president and … Read More

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Commander of Taliban Red Unit Abu Yousuf killed by Afghan forces

10 October, 2019 10:58 pm 10:58 pm

KABUL (92 News) – The Afghan and US forces killed one of the most senior commanders of the Red Unit of Taliban Mawlavi Edris alias Abu Yousuf in Nangarhar province. According to a statement released by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan and US forces coordinated an airstrike which killed Mawlavi Edris alias … Read More

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US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad meets Afghan Taliban in Pakistan

10 October, 2019 9:10 am 9:10 am

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Taliban delegation met US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad for more than an hour on Thursday, two sources told Reuters, the first known contact between the sides since US President Donald Trump called off talks last month. Trump halted the talks, which aimed at a plan to withdraw US troops … Read More

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FM terms his meeting with Taliban as positive, satisfactory

10 October, 2019 5:27 pm 5:27 pm

MUTLAN (92 News) – After a key meeting with a delegation of the Afghan Taliban in the Foreign Office (FO), Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed his meeting as positive and satisfactory. Addressing a ceremony in Multan, the minister asserted, “It was maximum effort of Pakistan that the Afghan peace process resumes and reaches … Read More

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Taliban’s high-level delegation arrives in Islamabad

10 October, 2019 3:10 pm 3:10 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A high-level delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar of Afghan Taliban has arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday. Pakistan’s effort for restoring peace process in Afghanistan as the Taliban have sent a high-level delegation to Islamabad as part of a tour that has included Russia, China and Iran in a push … Read More


At least 40 civilians killed in Afghan forces’ anti-Taliban attack

09 September, 2019 1:56 am 1:56 am

MUSA QALA, Afghanistan – At least 40 civilians at a wedding party were killed during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces on a Taliban hideout, officials said Monday. Abdul Majed Akhand, deputy provincial councilman, said the majority of the dead were women and children attending the wedding ceremony in Musa Qala district on Sunday … Read More


US resume dialogue with Taliban, PM Imran asks Zalmay Khalilzad

09 September, 2019 2:14 am 2:14 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York on Sunday. They discussed various issues including Afghan peace process. Prime Minister Imran Khan asked US to resume dialogue with Taliban as Pakistan is ready to play its role for regional peace. “It’s … Read More

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At least 20 killed in car bomb attack in southern Afghanistan

09 September, 2019 11:57 am 11:57 am

KABUL (Reuters) – A Taliban car bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 others when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan, an official said. The Taliban said the target was a nearby government intelligence department building in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province. A senior defence ministry official in Kabul said … Read More

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Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

09 September, 2019 10:59 pm 10:59 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, though he was unhurt. The attacks happened 11 days before Afghanistan’s presidential election, which Taliban commanders have vowed to violently disrupt, and follow collapsed peace talks … Read More

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Pakistan asks India to immediately lift curfew in IoK

09 September, 2019 3:50 pm 3:50 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan on Thursday asked India to lift the curfew immediately in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). In a weekly press briefing on Thursday, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal expressed serious concerns over human rights’ violations. He informed that Indian barbarism is continued in the occupied valley and three Kashmiris … Read More


US to hit Taliban ‘harder’ than ever, Trump vows at 18th annive...

09 September, 2019 5:23 am 5:23 am

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban “harder” than ever as America on Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan. Trump’s remarks came after he aborted what would have been a historic Afghanistan peace summit, and as relatives remembered the victims of … Read More

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Trump says Taliban talks are ‘dead’ so no Afghan peace deal sho...

09 September, 2019 4:55 am 4:55 am

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump says talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan are “dead”. “As far as I’m concerned, they are dead,” he told White House reporters on Monday. Over the weekend Mr Trump cancelled secret plans to host a Taliban delegation in the US after the militant … Read More


Mckenzie says US military likely to accelerate operations against Taliban

09 September, 2019 1:46 am 1:46 am

BAGRAM AIRFIELD (Reuters) – The US military is likely to accelerate the pace of its operations in Afghanistan to counter an increase in Taliban attacks, a senior US general said on Monday following Washington’s suspension of peace talks with the insurgents. US Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, said during a … Read More