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Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar

Jul 07 2019

KABUL A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 180, including scores of children, hours before a meeting in Qatar aimed at preparing the ground for peace talks.

U.S. envoy says latest peace talks with Taliban 'most productive' so far

Jul 06 2019

KABUL U.S. and Taliban officials will reconvene on Tuesday to continue peace talks described as the "most productive session" by a top U.S. negotiator leading the discussions with the hardline Islamists group to end the Afghan war.

Six killed, 105 wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul

Jul 01 2019

KABUL Taliban Islamist fighters killed six people and wounded 105 others by blowing up a truck bomb at morning rush hour near an Afghan Defence Ministry compound in Kabul on Monday. | Video

Fighting rages across Afghanistan as peace talks continue

Jun 30 2019

KABUL Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 19 people in an attack on a government office on Saturday night, officials said, in the latest episode of violence in Afghanistan as peace talks continue to end the war.

Taliban kill 26 government militiamen as talks enter crucial stage

Jun 29 2019

KABUL Taliban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as the Islamists and U.S. negotiators were set to begin a seventh round of peace talks in Qatar.

Afghanistan records tenth polio case in 2019 as security worsens: officials

Jun 26 2019

KABUL Afghanistan, one of the last countries in the world where polio is still endemic, has registered its 10th case this year, with most coming in southern regions where Taliban militants have wide control, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan's Ghani to visit Pakistan in bid to step up peace effort

Jun 26 2019

KABUL Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani will visit Pakistan on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, less than a week after its neighbor hosted Afghan opposition leaders to discuss ways to end an 18-year-long war.

U.S., Taliban aim to firm up date for foreign force exit from Afghanistan

Jun 24 2019

KABUL Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won't plot attacks from Afghan soil, sources said on Monday.

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital, several casualties

May 31 2019

KABUL A car bomb attack on a U.S. convoy in the Afghan capital on Friday, wounded four U.S. service members and killed at least four Afghan civilians, officials said, in the second attack in the city in two days. | Video

Taliban fighters double as reporters to wage Afghan digital war

May 10 2019

KABUL Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban's chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group's daily news bulletin, starts every day by collecting reports of overnight fighting with U.S. and Afghan forces.

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