Decades on, Soviet bombs still killing people in Afghanistan
Mahaiuddin's son, Moujtaba, was killed along with two friends, aged 12 and 14, on May 17 when they went looking for berries in this idyllic landscape where chocolate-coloured mountains are topped with snow. When none of them had returned the next day, Mahaiuddin and other residents from his tiny village, called Ahangaran, started searching.
US resumes talks with Taliban in Doha: US source
"The US rejoined talks today in Doha. The focus of discussion will be reduction of violence ...
After 18 years and $2 trillion, what did the US get in Afghanistan?
Even after eighteen years of war, the Taliban are steadily getting strong...
Afghan war can end in few weeks if Pakistan denies safe heaven to Taliban, says US Senator
"As to negotiating with the Taliban, I think we got this wrong. I think what we should do is start negotiating with Pakistan. If Pakistan denied the Taliban safe haven in Pakistan, the war in Afghanistan would end in a matter of weeks," Graham, the senior Senator from South Carolina said in an interview to Fox Channel on Monday.
Trump announces resumption of peace talks with Afghan Taliban
"Yes," Trump said when asked to confirm whether the US had restarted discussions with the Taliban. "The Taliban wants to make a deal and we're meeting with them and we're saying it has to be a ceasefire and they didn't want to do a ceasefire and now they do want to do a ceasefire. I believe it'll probably work out that way," he said.
Taliban say 'way too early' to speak of resuming talks with US
President Donald Trump statement indicated progress, though spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid's statement suggested roadblocks remain. "It is way too early to talk about the resumption of talks for now," the insurgent spokesman told AFP in a WhatsApp message, adding that the Islamist group would give an official reaction later.
Trump visits troops in Afghanistan, reveals US-Taliban talks
He served turkey and thanked the troops, delivered a speech and sat down with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before leaving. During his visit, Trump announced that the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in peace talks and insisted the Taliban want to make a deal after heavy U.S. fire in recent months.
Trump pays surprise visit to Afghanistan, says Taliban want a peace deal
US President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in on...
Elected representatives should have leading voice in deciding Afghan future : India
First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Vidisha Maitra said India welcomes the opportunities created by the various initiatives towards a formal peace process at the international, regional and domestic levels.
Pakistan fearful of strategic encirclement by India, plays negative role in Afghanistan
Pakistan may view a weak and destabilized Afghanistan as preferable to a strong, unified Afghan state. "Pakistan's security services maintain ties to Afghan insurgent groups, most notably the Haqqani Network, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) that has become an official, semi autonomous component of the Taliban."
3 Indian engineers released in exchange for 11 Taliban prisoners
Three Indian engineers who were taken hostage about six months ago in Afghanistan's Baghlan province have been freed in exchange for 11 Tali...
Pakistan expresses disappointment over US report critical of Islamabad on terror
The State Department's 'Country Report on Terrorism 2018' on Friday said that the Pakistani government did not restrict the Taliban and the Haqqani Network from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens and threatening the US and Afghan forces. The damning report also said that Pakistan has "failed to significantly limit" militant outfits.
US report pulls up Pakistan for failing to limit Lashkar, Jaish
The report said that although Pakistan’s laws comply with international anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards, the “authorities failed to uniformly implement UN sanctions related to designated entities.
Collapse of US-Taliban talks an awkward blow for Pakistan
Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised to issue a rallying cry at the UN General Assembly in New York next week over India's moves in the disputed Himalayan region.
Pakistan asks Taliban to resume talks with US for early resolution of Afghan conflict
A high-level Taliban delegation met Qureshi as part of a push to revive the Afghan peace process stalled after US President Donald Trump abruptly declared the talks with the rebel group "dead".
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