US-Taliban talks
Taliban-US talks US and Taliban delegations meet in Doha

The bilateral talks took place for the first time after the Taliban came to power in mid-August. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide “humanitarian assistance” to Afghanistan

US forces leave largest military base in Afghanistan

Bagram base, about 60km north of Kabul, has been the centre for US operations since the invasion in 2001.

The looming civil war that threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan and China

The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war in Afghanistan is set to culminate with the Taliban’s return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, making a full return

Taliban prisoners released Afghan government to release 900 more Taliban prisoners, urges Taliban to extend Eid ceasefire

The Afghan government has released close to 1,100 Taliban prisoners since February this year, in response to which the Taliban has released about 300 Afghan security forces personnel

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

Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan's war-weary people Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan’s war-weary people

As many as 16 candidates are fighting to win the support of more than 9.6 million voters in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The elections on September 28 are taking place amid rising violence by the Taliban and more attacks by US and government forces

Trump's decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers Trump’s decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers

Observers are surprised at Trump’s decision as the Taliban had never promised to end violence as a precondition for the talks. Trump’s citing the death of a soldier for his decision is also puzzling as the US continued talks despite 15 of its dying in Afghanistan this year

US-Taliban talks to resume today after 2-day intra-Afghan summit US-Taliban talks to resume today after 2-day intra-Afghan summit

The discussions among various Afghan groups that began on July 7 was noteworthy for the participation of two government officials, although they attended the meeting in their private capacity

Despite assemblies and multiple rounds of talks, peace remains elusive in Afghanistan

The recent Loya Jirga and rounds of talks between the US and the Taliban do not seem to be able to provide a clear road map for the peace process in Afghanistan

Who’s afraid of intra-Afghan dialogue?

The two-day conference of mainstream Afghan politicians and Taliban representatives in Moscow on February 5-6 has become a landmark event in the peace process

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