Afghanistan
20 years after invasion, US proposes a new Afghan government that includes Taliban

Intra-Afghan talks have not achieved any breakthrough and the May deadline for US troops leaving the country approaches. The US is now proposing a government which will include the same Taliban which it overthrew close to two decades ago

New Zealand announces withdrawal of its remaining troops from Afghanistan

The decision to withdraw its troops was announced before the crucial meeting of constituents of NATO countries on Wednesday and the NATO’s chief’s assertion on Monday that it will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until the time is right

NATO troops in Afghanistan NATO extends its deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

After the Joe Biden-led US administration announced that it is considering a review of last year’s peace deal with the Taliban, NATO officials said on January 31 that the deadline for its troops withdrawal from Afghanistan may be extended 

Afghan IHRC annual report At least 3,000 civilians were killed in 2020, says Afghan human rights commission

According to the 2020 annual report of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), over 5,000 civilians were injured. Among those killed in various attacks were 2,958 children and 847 women

Afghan civilians killed in airstrike Afghan forces accused of killing 18 civilians in night airstrike

Military officials claimed a day later that the airstrike carried out in southern Nimrud province had targeted Taliban insurgents. However, local authorities have refuted these claims and on Monday, the president expressed grief over the death of the civilians

Journalist killed in Afghanistan on International Human Rights Day 

Malala Maiwand was travelling in her vehicle towards Jalalabad when she was attacked by some unidentified gunmen at Nangarhar

Intra-Afghan talks Negotiators agree to devise formal procedures for future intra-Afghan talks

The first milestone in the intra-Afghan peace talks, ongoing since September 12, has raised hopes for a comprehensive ceasefire agreement and an end to the Taliban’s offensive against civilian and military installations in the country

Trump administration announces partial troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq

By January, the number of troops in both these countries will be down to around 2,500. Peace activists have welcomed the decision even as sections of the establishment have resisted it

Yet another journalist killed in Afghanistan

33-year-old Elyas Dayee, who was associated with Radio Free Afghanistan RFE/RL, was killed and three others were critically wounded in an improvised bomb blast in Helmand’s Lashkar Gah

Afghan violence Spate of attacks against civilians in Afghanistan

The ground situation in Afghanistan continues to remain volatile despite the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks between the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government in Doha

Afghanistan violence 15 people among those killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan

Seven women, five children, and two men were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Kajran district in the central Daikundi province of Afghanistan on Tuesday morning

Intra-Afghan talks Talks between Afghan government, Taliban to begin on September 12

Representatives from nearly 35 countries have been invited to take part in the opening of the long pending intra-Afghan talks that will be held in the Qatari capital Doha

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