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Afghan president says Taliban violence threatening peace process

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that violence by Taliban is threatening the country’s peace process, as his administration prepares for talks with the militant group. “If the Taliban continue fighting, the Afghan peace process will face serious challenges,” Ghani told online attendees from international organizations and several nations on …

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Iranian envoy, Taliban officials hold talks in Doha

TEHRAN: Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian met and held talks with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy political chief and head of the political office of the Taliban in Qatar. Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian met with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy political …

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Mortar blast at Afghan madressah kills 9 students

KUNDUZ: A mortar bomb blast inside a religious school in northern Afghanistan killed at least nine students on Thursday, police said. “As per the initial investigation, the explosion was caused by a mortar that had somehow been carried inside the madrassa,” said police spokesman Khalil Asir, adding many of the …

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NATO indicates reduction of its forces in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: The reduction of NATO forces in Afghanistan will be decided by the full coordination of our allies. Operations in Afghanistan are aimed at maintaining peace in the country at all costs, said the NATO Secretary-General on Thursday. This was said during an online conference of the Defence Ministers of …

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Taliban raids on Afghan security posts kill 18

MAZAR SHARIF: Taliban fighters killed at least 18 Afghan security personnel on Wednesday in two attacks on checkpoints in the north, officials said, the latest violence ahead of expected peace talks. In one pre-dawn raid, militants killed 12 Afghan security force members when they stormed a checkpoint in Jawezjan province, …

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First US air strikes on Taliban since ceasefire

KABUL: The US launched its first air strikes against the Taliban since a rare ceasefire between the militants and Afghan forces, the US military said on Friday. The two assaults took place on Thursday and Friday in separate provinces in Afghanistan, US forces spokesman Sonny Leggett said on Twitter. “These …

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Taliban keeping links with al-Qaeda despite deal with US: UN report

Al-Qaida said to quietly gain ‘strength in Afghanistan while continuing to operate’ under Taliban protection The Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan appear to have maintained their links with the al-Qaeda terror group, citing a United Nations report published Monday warns. The report, dated April 30, was produced by the Analytical Support …

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Iran stands by Afghan government, people in boosting peace, security: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic’s policy is to expand fraternal and friendly relations with all neighbors, including Afghanistan, expressing support for the promotion of peace, stability and security in the war-ravaged country. Iran always stands by the Afghan government and nation in the promotion of peace, stability …

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Afghan government frees 900 Taliban prisoners, urges extension of truce

The Afghan government has released 900 Taliban militants from prison on the third and final day of a nationwide ceasefire, urging the militant group to extend the truce. “For better management of the prisoner issue, it is important to extend the ceasefire,” Afghan National Security Council spokesman Javid Faisal told …

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