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Sporadic protests break out in Afghanistan on independence day

Amidst the news that millions in Afghanistan face the risk of severe hunger, the IMF  suspended the country’s access to its resources, citing a lack of clarity on the government. The US has already blocked Afghan assets worth billions since the Taliban took over

Taliban declares general ‘amnesty’ as evacuations resume in Kabul and other stories

Today we look at the evacuations in Afghanistan and remarks by EU countries regarding possible refugees, ongoing rescue efforts after the earthquake in Haiti, and more

Concerns about fate of Afghans grow as Taliban takes control of Kabul 

As the Taliban establishes control over Kabul and foreign diplomats flee the crisis, questions remain over human rights in the country, especially of women and minorities. Meanwhile, the US continues to claim that “the mission is successful”

Is the Taliban likely to march towards Kabul?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about the situation in Afghanistan, the strategies the Taliban is likely to pursue and the possibilities of an interim government in the country

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

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