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Rupam Jain

Afghan presidential vote held in relative calm, but turnout low

Sep 28 2019

KABUL Tight security ensured Afghanistan's presidential election was held on Saturday in relative calm, though several small attacks, low turnout and complaints about the voting system heightened fears an unclear result could drive the country into further chaos. | Video

Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens presidential poll

Sep 26 2019

KABUL Afghanistan deployed more than 100,000 troops and police on Thursday to guard polling stations in a presidential election which the Taliban has threatened to disrupt with suicide bombings and rocket attacks.

Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

Sep 23 2019

KABUL A Taliban delegation met China's special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.

Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

Sep 22 2019

KABUL A Taliban delegation met China's special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing on Sunday to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during U.S. drone strike: U.S. official

Sep 20 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A senior U.S. defense official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

Afghanistan braces for deadly attacks as Taliban vow to disrupt presidential election

Sep 19 2019

KABUL A deadly suicide bombing this week near an election rally in central Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was due to speak came as a sharp reminder of the risks to a ballot set for the end of next week in the shadow of failed peace talks.

Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two NATO troops in Kabul

Sep 05 2019

KABUL A Taliban suicide blast in the center of Kabul killed at least 10 civilians and two NATO soldiers on Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's international military force and the U.S. embassy. | Video

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80: officials

Aug 21 2019

KABUL The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.

Fresh round of U.S., Taliban talks in Doha, hope for peace deal rise

Aug 03 2019

KABUL A fresh round of U.S.-Taliban peace talks began in Qatar's capital Doha on Saturday, officials said, describing it to be the "most crucial" phase of negotiations to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan names team to talk to Taliban, expecting swift U.S. deal to leave

Jul 31 2019

KABUL The Afghan government named a team on Wednesday to negotiate directly with the Taliban, in the expectation that Washington was on the cusp of agreeing to withdraw troops after 18 years of war, meeting the insurgents' precondition for talks with Kabul.

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