Abdullah Abdullah
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

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

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

Afghanistan Ghani-Abdullah deal Ghani-Abdullah power sharing deal marks an end to stalemate in Afghanistan

According to the agreement, president Ashraf Ghani will continue as the Afghan president while rival Abdullah Abdullah will lead the peace talks with the Taliban. Abdullah will also choose an equal number of ministers in the government

Taliban prisoners Afghanistan Taliban rejects Afghan government’s offer for release of 1,500 prisoners ahead of intra-Afghan talks

The Ashraf Ghani-led government in Afghanistan signed a decree to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners out of total 5,000, but the Taliban has rejected this conditional release of its prisoners

Intra-Afghan conflict is biggest barrier to peace

Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the US-Taliban agreement to bring peace to Afghanistan. They discuss the challenges in the implementation of the agreement and the interests of the various parties involved.

US-Taliban deal Week-long ‘reduction in violence’ agreed upon in Afghanistan

A week-long truce has been agreed on by the Taliban, the US and Afghan forces, in a move that is being welcomed as a step towards achieving peace in the country. Based on its success, the parties may sign a peace deal on February 29

Ashraf Ghani Ashraf Ghani is declared winner of Afghanistan’s presidential polls but crisis continues

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan declared president Ashraf Ghani the winner with 50.64% of the votes but his main rival Abdullah Abdullah rejected the results and said he would form his own government

Is Afghanistan headed for a run-off election?

As per electoral law, Afghanistan’s election commission has to address the large number of complaints that have emerged following the declaration of preliminary results that declared Ashraf Ghani as the winner

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