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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

by on September 13, 2020 0
Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators get down to business Sunday, with the search for a lasting ceasefire one of many key issues up for discussion. A slick opening ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday saw the Afghan government, and allies including the US, call for a ceasefire. But... Read More

Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intelligence compound kills 11

by on July 13, 2020 0
Gunfire follows bomb blast near National Directorate of Security office in Samangan province, wounding more than 40. Taliban fighters clashed with security forces following a car bomb blast at a government compound in northern Afghanistan, killing 11 people and wounding dozens more, officials have said. The attack claimed by the Taliban group on Monday... Read More

Eight years after shooting, Nobel-winner Malala graduates

by on June 19, 2020 0
Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai, who moved to Britain after being shot for campaigning for girls’ education in Pakistan, described her joy Friday at graduating from Oxford University. Almost eight years after she was attacked by the Taliban on her school bus in the Swat Valley, the 22-year-old posted photos on Twitter of her... Read More

US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

by on May 28, 2020 0
The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home. The developments came as questions loomed over the next phase of Afghanistan’s long war following a historic, three-day ceasefire that led to a major... Read More

Afghanistan Taliban declares three-day ceasefire

by on May 24, 2020 0
he Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire starting on Sunday, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamist group wrote in a tweet on Saturday, a move that comes as fighting has intensified between the warring sides despite the coronavirus pandemic. “Do not carry out any offensive operations against the enemy anywhere, if any action is taken against you by the enemy,... Read More