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Abdul Qadir Sediqi

Kabul's expanding foreigner 'bubble' trades safety for isolation

Mar 18 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan Kabul's green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and cases of wine from Europe, but many of those residing inside the heavily fortified enclave are not allowed to walk without an armed guard even for a distance of 100 meters.

Attack on Shi'ite Muslim gathering in Afghan capital kills three

Mar 07 2019

KABUL Rockets fired at a gathering of the Shi'ite Muslim Hazara minority in the Afghan capital Kabul killed three people and wounded dozens on Thursday in an attack claimed by Islamic State. | Video

Flash floods, snow and rain kill at least 59 in Afghanistan

Mar 06 2019

KABUL Flash floods, heavy rains and snowfall have killed at least 59 people across Afghanistan during the past two weeks and left thousands homeless, with the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar the worst-hit, an Afghan official said on Wednesday.

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan

Mar 06 2019

KABUL Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday killing 16 employees of the Afghan company, a provincial official said. | Video

U.S., Taliban resume Afghan peace talks before spring fighting season

Feb 25 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR,Pakistan The top U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan met a senior Taliban leader in Qatar on Monday as the two sides resumed talks to end 17 years of war despite the insurgents' continued refusal to deal with the Kabul government.

New Taliban political chief to miss upcoming peace talks with U.S. envoys

Feb 21 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL Afghan Taliban leaders said on Thursday that their new political chief will not be attending peace talks with U.S. envoys due to take place in Qatar next week.

U.S. to meet Taliban in Islamabad on Feb. 18: Taliban spokesman

Feb 13 2019

KABUL Taliban negotiators will meet their U.S. counterparts on Feb. 18 in Pakistan's capital Islamabad as part of accelerating diplomacy to end more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Wednesday.

Afghan president offers Taliban local office, but group wants Doha instead

Feb 10 2019

KABUL 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. | Video

Taliban reject Trump's suggestion of lingering U.S. counter-terrorism presence

Feb 06 2019

KABUL The Taliban reiterated on Wednesday their long-held demand that all foreign troops get out of Afghanistan, rejecting a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump of a lingering U.S. focus on counter-terrorism after troops are drawn down.

Taliban reject Trump's suggestion of lingering U.S. counter-terrorism presence

Feb 06 2019

KABUL The Taliban reiterated on Wednesday their long-held demand that all foreign troops get out of Afghanistan, rejecting a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump of a lingering U.S. focus on counter-terrorism after troops are drawn down.

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