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  • America Oct 31, 2019

    US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release: Sources

    Washington’s peace envoy was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday trying to negotiate a prisoner exchange that would free two Western professors employed by the American University of Afghanistan held by the Taliban since 2016, officials said. Zalmay Khalilzad is trying to barter a prisoner exchange involving American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks that could resuscitate peace efforts...

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2019

    Taliban Visits Moscow Days After Trump Says Talks ‘Dead’

    A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the Taliban’s Qatar-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as saying the delegation had held consultations with Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin’s envoy for...

  • Chief Jul 7, 2019

    Afghan Officials Say Car Bomb Kills 12, Wounds Scores

    The Taliban carried out a devastating suicide car bombing in central Afghanistan Sunday that killed 12 people and wounded over 150 others, said Afghan officials. The attack came as an all-Afghan peace conference, which includes the Taliban, were underway Sunday in Doha in an effort to end to the country’s relentless wars. A provincial council member, Hasan Raza Yousafi, said...

  • Chief Jul 7, 2019

    Afghan Officials Say Car Bomb Kills 12, Wounds Scores

    The Taliban carried out a devastating suicide car bombing in central Afghanistan Sunday that killed 12 people and wounded over 150 others, said Afghan officials. The attack came as an all-Afghan peace conference, which includes the Taliban, were underway Sunday in Doha in an effort to end to the country’s relentless wars. A provincial council member, Hasan Raza Yousafi, said...

  • head May 26, 2019

    UN Says Afghan Captives Held by Taliban Subjected to Abuse

    Afghan captives held by the Taliban have been subjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, the U.N. said Sunday — a statement that comes as the U.S. is trying to find a negotiated solution to the country’s protracted war. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said it interviewed 13 detainees from a group of 53 recently...

  • Afghanistan May 4, 2019

    Taliban Say Gap Narrowing in Talks with US

    The Taliban on Saturday said the gap is narrowing in talks with Washington’s special peace envoy over a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The two sides are continuing to meet in Qatar, where the insurgent movement maintains a political office. In a voice message to The Associated Press, the Taliban spokesman in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, said...

  • Afghanistan Apr 24, 2019

    UN: Pro-Government Forces Kill More Afghans Than Insurgents

    Afghan and international forces killed more civilians than the Taliban and other militants in the first three months of this year, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. This is the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and their allies exceeded those caused by their enemies. The somber statistic reflects what many say is a...

  • America Jan 26, 2019

    US Envoy Claims ‘Significant Progress’ in Talks With Taliban

    The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that “significant progress” was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed at ending the country’s destructive 17-year war. Zalmay Khalilzad said on his official Twitter account that he wants to build on six days of meetings in Doha, the...

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