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74th Day Of Lockdown

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Ashraf Ghani

Taliban accord won’t be easy to implement

Around 5,000 Taliban prisoners will be released immediately; like the 1,000 held by the Taliban.

05 Mar 2020 2:14 AM

Can Afghans be ever free of the Taliban? Don’t hold your breath

The latter condition could pose immediate problems, and not just because of the antipathy between the two sides.

27 Feb 2020 1:41 AM

2019 elections have muddled intra-Afghan reconciliation

In the current environment, what are the options left for Pakistan? Complete detachment from the emerging situation in Afghanistan is one option.

25 Feb 2020 2:51 AM

Kowtowing to US, India at losing end in Afghan

New Delhi’s considerable economic assistance has been seen by Afghans as being selfless.

03 Dec 2019 4:25 AM

Taliban release two Western hostages in Afghanistan

There was no immediate comment from the US embassy in Afghanistan.

19 Nov 2019 5:13 PM

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15 wounded as bomb explodes at Afghanistan polling station, voting underway

The vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign between President Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah.

28 Sep 2019 11:31 AM

8 killed, 10 injured in suicide attack in Afghanistan's Parwan

The Taliban movement, which has been fighting the government for years, has threatened to disrupt the process.

17 Sep 2019 3:44 PM

Afghan peace talks with Taliban are 'dead': Donald Trump

Trump stunned the world on Saturday when he announced the cancellation of a secret meeting with Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

10 Sep 2019 10:58 AM

Afghanistan: India must play a purposeful role

It was evident for some time that the US wanted to exit Afghanistan for domestic reasons, leaving behind a skeletal counter-terrorism force.

10 Sep 2019 12:00 AM

Afghan President Ghani condemns 'inhumane' Kabul wedding hall blast

Slamming the Taliban for denying their involvement in the explosion, Ghani said the group encourages terrorists to carry out such attacks.

18 Aug 2019 2:12 PM

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US preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan

The Taliban and the US are getting closer to a deal centred around the latter's promise to withdraw its troops from the war-torn country.

02 Aug 2019 9:18 AM

Can Imran forge a deal between the Taliban and Kabul?

So far, the Taliban’s position on the option of direct talks with the government of President Ashraf Ghani has remained stiff.

29 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Afghan President in Pakistan for bilateral talks and to boost peace process

He was received by Pakistan's Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood and other officials after which Ghani was given a 21-gun salute.

27 Jun 2019 2:40 PM

Pak supports an Afghanistan that is at peace with itself: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

He made these remarks while addressing the inaugural session of a conference on Afghan peace titled 'Lahore Process'.

22 Jun 2019 3:43 PM

India assures support to Afghanistan in electing a legitimate government: Sources

Afghanistan is scheduled to undergo--presidential, provincial councils and the Ghazni parliamentary elections--simultaneously in September.

14 Jun 2019 12:01 PM

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4 Afghans killed, 4 US troops injured in Kabul suicide blast

A spokesman for Resolute Support, the US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, said four US service members had suffered minor injuries.

31 May 2019 1:35 PM

Will Taliban endorse new Loya Jirga?

Of the 20 or so grand jirgas held since 1700, eight were called in a short period between 2001 and 2019.

14 May 2019 12:05 AM

Deterrents to Afghan peace on all sides, address them

The US has been clear that ties can only improve once Pakistan is deemed to have delivered adequately in Afghanistan.

08 May 2019 12:09 AM

US, Kabul ties tense as Taliban talks approach

A close aide to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sparked a diplomatic spat with the US by offering tough criticism of Washington's talks.

15 Mar 2019 2:08 PM

Terror, rivalry of key powers are hurdles to Afghan peace

US withdrawal will leave the Taliban as the main organised force in the country.

18 Feb 2019 12:32 AM

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