Intra-Afghan talks
Protests continue against police killing of Daunte Wright in the US and other stories

Today we look at the crackdown on protests for Daunte Wright, plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Egyptian journalist Khaled Dawoud’s release from prison, volcano eruptions in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, and an increase in uranium enrichment announced by Iran

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11

The US had earlier committed to withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan by May 2021 on the fulfillment of certain conditions by the Taliban. It has now said it will do so without any conditions

Afghanistan violence Taliban shares 90-day reduction in violence plan with US

Following the first visit by US defence secretary Lloyd Austin to Afghanistan, the Taliban confirmed sharing a 90-day reduction in violence plan with the US

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

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

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

Intra-Afghan talks Intra-Afghan talks set to begin in Qatar despite no end to violence

Hours before the Taliban negotiating team’s arrival in Qatar on Thursday, three Afghan civilians reportedly lost their lives in a road mine blast in the country’s Nangarhar province

Amid recurring violence, uncertainties around peace talks continue in Afghanistan

Seven civilians lost their lives in Afghanistan hours before the Taliban negotiators arrived in Pakistan to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process. The incident took place in the Ghazni province

14 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

The overnight clash in the Khwaja Bahauddin district lasted for two hours. Attacks by the Taliban continue despite the Ashraf Ghani-led government’s repeated calls for a permanent truce

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