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Abdullah: Some Freed Taliban Prisoners Have Returned To The Battlefront
Abdullah: Some Freed Taliban Prisoners Have Returned To The Battlefront

Some Taliban prisoners released by the Afghan government have returned to the battlefield, said Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High

23 Sep 2020
Pentagon Anticipates Significant Troop Reduction By End Of November In Afghanistan
Pentagon Anticipates Significant Troop Reduction By End Of November In Afghanistan

Based on the current conditions in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) expects fewer than 5,000 American troops to

23 Sep 2020
US Envoy Admits Current Level Of Taliban Violence ‘Too High’
US Envoy Admits Current Level Of Taliban Violence ‘Too High’

The level of violence in Afghanistan is unacceptably high and the U.S. expects further setbacks during talks said Special Representative

23 Sep 2020
Women’s Role In Afghan Peace Efforts Largely Symbolic: AREU
Women’s Role In Afghan Peace Efforts Largely Symbolic: AREU

A study by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and the United Nations (UN) Women found that while women

22 Sep 2020
Trump’s Former NSA Warns Afghan Peace Talks ‘Doomed To Fail’
Trump’s Former NSA Warns Afghan Peace Talks ‘Doomed To Fail’

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, said U.S.-backed peace talks in Afghanistan are doomed to end in

22 Sep 2020
Iran: US Has Not Played A Positive Role In Afghanistan, Simply Wants To Get Out
Iran: US Has Not Played A Positive Role In Afghanistan, Simply Wants To Get Out

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the U.S.-led approach in Afghanistan is flawed and not in the interest of the

22 Sep 2020
South Korea Contributes $2 Million To UNICEF For Humanitarian Needs Of Afghan Children
South Korea Contributes $2 Million To UNICEF For Humanitarian Needs Of Afghan Children

The South Korean government has contributed $2 million in humanitarian assistance to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Afghanistan

22 Sep 2020
Ghani: Peace Possible Only Through A Political Settlement
Ghani: Peace Possible Only Through A Political Settlement

President Ashraf Ghani addressed an event for International Day of Peace on Monday evening, and once again called on the

22 Sep 2020
Ghani at UN: Afghanistan Facing 5 ‘Drivers Of Turmoil’ Simultaneously, Priority Is Ceasefire
Ghani at UN: Afghanistan Facing 5 ‘Drivers Of Turmoil’ Simultaneously, Priority Is Ceasefire

President Ashraf Ghani delivered a statement at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) underscoring the

22 Sep 2020
UK Gives Sanctuary To Dozens Of Afghan Interpreters
UK Gives Sanctuary To Dozens Of Afghan Interpreters

As many as 100 former interpreters who worked alongside British forces in Helmand during the Afghan war may be eligible

19 Sep 2020
US Embassy in Kabul Warns of Extremist Attacks Against Women
US Embassy in Kabul Warns of Extremist Attacks Against Women

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is warning that extremists groups are planning attacks against a “variety of targets” but are

18 Sep 2020
60 People Killed In Conflict In Past 24 Hours
60 People Killed In Conflict In Past 24 Hours

At least 27 security personnel and 36 Taliban fighters were killed in conflict across five provinces in the past 24

17 Sep 2020
Taliban Could Become ‘Impervious’ To Pressure Due To Expanding ‘Financial Power’: RFE/RL
Taliban Could Become ‘Impervious’ To Pressure Due To Expanding ‘Financial Power’: RFE/RL

A confidential NATO report obtained by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) found that Taliban’s growing financial power could make it

17 Sep 2020
Stanekzai Tell Taliban, ‘Islamic Republic’ System Must Be Upheld In Afghanistan
Stanekzai Tell Taliban, ‘Islamic Republic’ System Must Be Upheld In Afghanistan

Chief Afghan peace negotiator Masoom Stanekzai told the Taliban delegation in their first formal meeting on Tuesday, that the current

16 Sep 2020
ARG: Taliban Rhetoric Of Military Takeover ‘Illusional’ And Against Peace ‘Spirit’
ARG: Taliban Rhetoric Of Military Takeover ‘Illusional’ And Against Peace ‘Spirit’

The Presidential Palace (ARG) said on Wednesday that the Taliban's views on promoting a military takeover of Afghanistan was “illusional”

16 Sep 2020
Security Council Extends UN Mission In Afghanistan For A Year
Security Council Extends UN Mission In Afghanistan For A Year

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has decided to extend the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another

16 Sep 2020
UN: Geneva Pledging Summit ‘Milestone’ For Peace, Development In Afghanistan
UN: Geneva Pledging Summit ‘Milestone’ For Peace, Development In Afghanistan

In the lead up to the Geneva pledging conference in November 2020, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

16 Sep 2020
Afghan GDP Expected To Contract By 5% In 2020, Grow 1.5% In 2021: ADB
Afghan GDP Expected To Contract By 5% In 2020, Grow 1.5% In 2021: ADB

Afghanistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract by 5% this year, according to a new report released by

15 Sep 2020
Pompeo: US Troops ‘Down To Zero’ In Afghanistan By Spring 2021
Pompeo: US Troops ‘Down To Zero’ In Afghanistan By Spring 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News said that the military is on track

15 Sep 2020
Day 4 Of IAN: General Meeting Of Afghan Govt, Taliban Peace Negotiators To Be Held
Day 4 Of IAN: General Meeting Of Afghan Govt, Taliban Peace Negotiators To Be Held

Four days after the start of intra-Afghan talks, the Afghan government and Taliban negotiating team are holding the first general

15 Sep 2020
President Ghani Thanks EU For ‘Principled Stance’ On Afghan Peace Process
President Ghani Thanks EU For ‘Principled Stance’ On Afghan Peace Process

President Ashraf Ghani in a phone conversation with Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

14 Sep 2020
Over 80% Children Say They Have Learnt Little Or Nothing During COVID-19 Lockdown
Over 80% Children Say They Have Learnt Little Or Nothing During COVID-19 Lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown in Afghanistan has had a devastating impact on children from poorer backgrounds, a survey by Save the

14 Sep 2020
Saleh: Taliban Is A Small, Ugly Group And People Must Wait For It To Melt Into Society
Saleh: Taliban Is A Small, Ugly Group And People Must Wait For It To Melt Into Society

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh called the Taliban a “small, ugly and violent group” and promised to melt the group

14 Sep 2020
Abdullah Calls For ‘Significant’ Reduction In Violence, Then ‘Ceasefire’
Abdullah Calls For ‘Significant’ Reduction In Violence, Then ‘Ceasefire’

Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said on Sunday, that the Afghan government believed that there

13 Sep 2020
International Community Praises ‘Historic Opportunity’ For Afghan Peace
International Community Praises ‘Historic Opportunity’ For Afghan Peace

The opening ceremony of the peace negotiations was held at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Centre in Qatar

12 Sep 2020
Abdullah: Going Back To The Past Is Not Acceptable To The People
Abdullah: Going Back To The Past Is Not Acceptable To The People

Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, stressed on the need to preserve the achievements of the

12 Sep 2020
AIHRC Calls For Inclusion, Justice For Victims As Guiding Principle In Peace Talks
AIHRC Calls For Inclusion, Justice For Victims As Guiding Principle In Peace Talks

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) welcomed the start of the intra-Afghan peace talks and encouraged both, the Afghan

12 Sep 2020
US Hails ‘Historic’ Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Due To Start In Doha
US Hails ‘Historic’ Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Due To Start In Doha

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Doha, Qatar on Friday to attend the opening ceremony of the intra-Afghan

12 Sep 2020
Taliban Commitments to U.S. Are Key to Withdrawal: Pompeo
Taliban Commitments to U.S. Are Key to Withdrawal: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said American troop levels in Afghanistan would depend on the Taliban upholding its commitments

11 Sep 2020
Khalilzad Welcomes Announcements by Afghan Palace, Taliban, Qatar to Start Peace Talks on Sep12
Khalilzad Welcomes Announcements by Afghan Palace, Taliban, Qatar to Start Peace Talks on Sep12

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad has welcomed the announcements by the Afghan government, the Taliban group and

11 Sep 2020
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