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Afghan leaders continue efforts to solve post-electoral crisis

Political leaders in a meeting held in the residence of jihadi leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, emphasized on the political solution of the crisis came out after last year’s presidential election

Prisoner swap pact yet to be finalised

Sediq Sediqqi, President Ashraf Ghani's spokesman, said that the talks between the technical teams of the Afghan government and the Taliban have not yet brought about a finalized agreement for the release to proceed

Afghan government, Taliban prisoners swap postponed again

Exchange of prisoners between the Afghan government and Taliban militants has been postponed for the third time, local media said in a report

President Ghan, Abdullah close to settling differences?

People close to former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf said Thursday that President Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah are close to resolving their political differences, but no official word has yet been released

NATO vows support to Afghans

NATO Secretary General Jens Stolteberg, at a press conference on Thursday following the meeting of foreign ministers, said that NATO member nations remain committed to Afghanistan and that the alliance is in Afghanistan to create conditions for peace

Afghan government, Taliban to swap 1st batch of prisoners

The Afghan government and the Taliban are set to swap the first batch of their prisoners on Thursday, a move expected to pave the way for the start of intra-Afghan talks between the two sides, according to sources

Moving key ministry functions to President's Office is 'bad for governance': US report

The US Institute of Peace (USIP) has said said that moving key ministry functions to the president’s office is bad for governance, development, and the sustainability of peace

Two decades after its ouster, Taliban makes first visit to Kabul

Although nearly two decades have passed since the collapse of Taliban regime, Afghanistan has been in a whirl of violent extremism and insurgency and endured nearly as many years of unbroken warfare


India's stark inequalities make social distancing much easier for some than others

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its spread around the world, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced a three-week complete nationwide lockdown of 1.3 billion people on March…


Soleimani killing will lead to reprisal, increase chances of regional conflict: Dilip Hiro

After the targeted killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force by the US, the Persian Gulf nation is not going to sit silent…

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