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Peace Talks Ensure Afghanistan not a ‘Safe Harbour’ for Terrorists: US State Department
Peace Talks Ensure Afghanistan not a ‘Safe Harbour’ for Terrorists: US State Department

The U.S. State Department will remain committed to the intra-Afghan peace talks despite recent Taliban attacks. “We want to make

25 May 2020
Afghan President Orders Release of 2,000 Taliban Prisoners After Eid Ceasefire
Afghan President Orders Release of 2,000 Taliban Prisoners After Eid Ceasefire

President Ashraf Ghani initiated the release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the

25 May 2020
US Secretary of State Urges Afghan Gov’t, Taliban to Refrain From Violence After Eid Ceasefire
US Secretary of State Urges Afghan Gov’t, Taliban to Refrain From Violence After Eid Ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hailed the temporary Eid cease-fire in Afghanistan as a “tremendous opportunity” for advancing

25 May 2020
Afghan Gov’t, Taliban Eid Ceasefire Welcomed by International Community
Afghan Gov’t, Taliban Eid Ceasefire Welcomed by International Community

The three-day ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr was welcomed by some

25 May 2020
Photo of Only-Male Politician’s Meeting with Ghani Goes Viral
Photo of Only-Male Politician’s Meeting with Ghani Goes Viral

People protested that no women were present after a photograph showing 12 male political leaders was posted by the Afghanistan

23 May 2020
Assassinations Using Motorcycles Increase in Kabul
Assassinations Using Motorcycles Increase in Kabul

Security officials warn that there has been an increasing trend of gunmen on motorcycles assassinating civilians and military personnel, and

23 May 2020
Official Says ANDSF in ‘Offensive Mode’ in West Afghanistan
Official Says ANDSF in ‘Offensive Mode’ in West Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have intensified their operations in western Afghanistan in response to an escalation in Taliban attacks said Senior

23 May 2020
US & Iran Attend ‘Six Plus Two’ Meeting on Afghanistan
US & Iran Attend ‘Six Plus Two’ Meeting on Afghanistan

Diplomats from the United States and Iran participated in a recent virtual Six Plus Two meeting on Afghanistan, the Atlantic

23 May 2020
Deputy Health Minister Survives Attack in Logar
Deputy Health Minister Survives Attack in Logar

Deputy Public Health Minister Wahid Majrooh said he survived an ambush by gunmen which took place in Pol-e Alam in

23 May 2020
UN Shares Message of Hope and Tolerance with Afghanistan on Eid Al-Fitr
UN Shares Message of Hope and Tolerance with Afghanistan on Eid Al-Fitr

The UN envoy to Afghanistan wished all citizens on the occasion of Eid and said, “We share your hopes for

23 May 2020
Taliban Killed, Wounded 576 Afghan Civilians In 30 Provinces During Ramadan: ONSC
Taliban Killed, Wounded 576 Afghan Civilians In 30 Provinces During Ramadan: ONSC

The Office of National Security Council (ONSC) said “146 civilians were killed and 430 others wounded” by the Taliban in

23 May 2020
US Should Address Pakistan Problem in Its Taliban Outreach: Ex-Pentagon Official
US Should Address Pakistan Problem in Its Taliban Outreach: Ex-Pentagon Official

The US State Department while continuing to engage with the Taliban as part of its Afghan strategy has refused to

22 May 2020
Uzbek, British Special Representatives for Afghanistan Discuss Intra-Afghan Talks
Uzbek, British Special Representatives for Afghanistan Discuss Intra-Afghan Talks

Special Representative of the President of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan Ismatulla Irgashev has held a videoconference with British Special Representative for

22 May 2020
South Carolina National Guard Lieutenant Who Died in Non-Combat Incident on Bagram Identified
South Carolina National Guard Lieutenant Who Died in Non-Combat Incident on Bagram Identified

The Pentagon announced the death of a U.S. soldier on Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Thursday morning. As per the ArmyTimes report,

21 May 2020
US Report Says Pakistan Still Harbours and Supports Taliban in Afghanistan
US Report Says Pakistan Still Harbours and Supports Taliban in Afghanistan

Even as Pakistan celebrates the February U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, a report by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of

21 May 2020
Exclusive: Majority of Kabul Citizens Worried About Contracting Coronavirus
Exclusive: Majority of Kabul Citizens Worried About Contracting Coronavirus

An exclusive Reporterly survey found that 58% of Kabul city residents are worried about contracting Coronavirus. More than half the

21 May 2020
Human Rights Watch Reports 150 Afghan Children Have Died in First Quarter of 2020
Human Rights Watch Reports 150 Afghan Children Have Died in First Quarter of 2020

A report by international rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that in the first quarter of 2020, more than

21 May 2020
US has Not Cut Afghan Security Funds: Reuters
US has Not Cut Afghan Security Funds: Reuters

The US Defense Department has not withheld $1 billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike

21 May 2020
Top US Diplomat Says India ‘Critical Player’ in Afghanistan
Top US Diplomat Says India ‘Critical Player’ in Afghanistan

Senior U.S. diplomat Alice G. Wells said the U.S. believes that Afghanistan will need to build a “healthy relationship” with

21 May 2020
US Special Envoy Khalilzad Meets Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
US Special Envoy Khalilzad Meets Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad reported he held “constructive meetings” with Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar and other

21 May 2020
UK: Strong, Unified Gov’t Is Vital  At This Critical Time For Afghanistan
UK: Strong, Unified Gov’t Is Vital At This Critical Time For Afghanistan

The United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday welcomed the agreement between Afghanistan leaders on forming an inclusive government...

20 May 2020
Pakistan Wants Early and Honourable Repatriation of Afghan Refugees
Pakistan Wants Early and Honourable Repatriation of Afghan Refugees

During a ceremony on Wednesday, Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi said they want an early and honourable repatriation of Afghan refugees.

20 May 2020
US Envoy Khalilzad Arrives in Kabul for Intra-Afghan Peace Talks
US Envoy Khalilzad Arrives in Kabul for Intra-Afghan Peace Talks

U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. President Ashraf Ghani’s office confirmed the

20 May 2020
Many Afghan Students in India Stranded Due to Coronavirus Lockdown and High Costs
Many Afghan Students in India Stranded Due to Coronavirus Lockdown and High Costs

Dozens of Afghan students studying at private universities and institutes in Kota, a city in western India, are stranded due

20 May 2020
Taliban Chief’s Eid Message Promises Equal Rights for Men and Women in New Emirate
Taliban Chief’s Eid Message Promises Equal Rights for Men and Women in New Emirate

The Supreme leader of Taliban, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, in his Eid Al-Fitr message promised equality for men and women in

20 May 2020
C-130 Hercules Crew Receives US Air Force Combat Medal After RPG Attack
C-130 Hercules Crew Receives US Air Force Combat Medal After RPG Attack

A U.S. Air Force crew was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal for their swift reaction which saved them

20 May 2020
Taliban Violence at ‘High Levels’ Can Hurt US-Taliban Peace Deal
Taliban Violence at ‘High Levels’ Can Hurt US-Taliban Peace Deal

A report by the Lead Inspector General to the U.S. Congress found the Taliban continued its attacks and operations at

20 May 2020
Iran Highlights Role of Afghan Government in Peace Talks
Iran Highlights Role of Afghan Government in Peace Talks

Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said they have always believed the Afghan government plays a key

20 May 2020
Australia Appoints Former Soldier to Oversee Alleged War Crimes Probe by Special Forces in Afghanistan
Australia Appoints Former Soldier to Oversee Alleged War Crimes Probe by Special Forces in Afghanistan

David McLure, a former soldier turned top lawyer, has been appointed by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) to

20 May 2020
Taliban Kill 9 Members of Uprising Forces in Takhar Province
Taliban Kill 9 Members of Uprising Forces in Takhar Province

Afghan security officials confirmed that nine members of the public uprising forces have been killed in a Taliban attack on

20 May 2020
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