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Will not run for any future elections: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Embattled and isolated among the country’s political elites, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he would not run for any future elections in the country, according to a report in TOLOnews

Three female polio vaccination workers killed in Afghanistan

Three female polio vaccination workers have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the eastern province of Nangarhar in Afghanistan, just a day after the country rolled out its nationwide polio vaccination drive, reported TOLOnews

Taliban warns US against keeping troops in Afghanistan beyond May 1

The Taliban has warned the United States against keeping foreign troops in Afghanistan beyond 1 May, saying any stay beyond the deadline would continue violence in the country, reported TOLOnews

US troop pullout from Afghanistan unlikely by May 1: Biden

President Joe Biden has indicated that the US is unlikely to meet the May 1 deadline set by his predecessor Donald Trump to get US troops out of Afghanistan

Afghanistan finally gets the Kamal Khan Dam, to provide much-needed water to Nimroz

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated Kamal Khan Dam in the western province of Nimroz, the dam with a capacity of 53 million cubic metres will irrigate 1,74,000 hectares of land in three districts of the country

Taliban says they shared a three-month plan for violence reduction

The Taliban has said that they had shared a 90-day plan with the United States in December for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan, reported TOLOnews

US seeks ‘responsible end’ to war in Afghanistan: US defense secretary

The Biden administration seeks a “responsible end” to the war in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in Kabul on his first trip in his current capacity

Moscow meeting rejects Taliban's idea of turning Afghanistan into Islamic Emirate

The Moscow conference on Afghan peace has rejected the Talibans idea of forming an Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan but urged the government to engage openly with their Taliban counterparts to work for a negotiated settlement of the conflict

Return of Islamic Emirate ‘unacceptable’ in Afghanistan: Moscow declaration

In what came as a clear and stern message to the Afghan insurgent group, the Taliban, a joint statement issued by America, Russia, Pakistan, and China made it clear that the return of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan is “unacceptable” to the international community

Tough to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by 1 May: Biden

US President Joe Biden said it is “tough’ to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by 1 May, the deadline agreed upon by the US under the 2020 Doha deal

Three Afghan soldiers guarding dam killed in attack

Three members of Afghan security forces guarding a dam in western Herat province have been killed on Tuesday morning in an attack by unknown gunmen, reported TOLOnews

Afghan government relents: To hold inclusive peace talks

Both American threats and the involvement of more countries have had a salutary effect on the Afghan government

Iranian embassy employee wounded in attack in Kabul

A secretary-level Iranian officer posted at the Iranian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan was injured in what seems like a robbery attempt by armed gunmen in the western part of the capital, reported TOLOnews

Leaked letter shows US pushing for participatory government in Afghanistan

A letter, written by the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani last week, was leaked to media  showing the US is pushing the Afghan government for a participatory government in the war-torn country

Three women media workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The targeted assassinations against journalists and human rights activists in Afghanistan continue unabated with three more women media workers of a local news channel were shot dead by unknown gunmen on Tuesday in two separate attacks, reported TOLOnews

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