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EU reiterates support to negotiated political settlement in Afghanistan

The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) adopted conclusions reaffirming the EU’s political commitment to support the people of Afghanistan on their path towards peace, security, stability, democracy, prosperity and self-reliance

Delay in intra-Afghan talks threatens peace process

An inordinate delay in the intra-Afghan talks has threatened the Afghanistan peace process that was set in motion after a landmark agreement between the US and Taliban signed three months ago

14 Border Forces killed in ‘Taliban attack’ despite ceasefire

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense in a statement on Friday said that at least 14 members of the Afghan Border Force were killed in an attack by the Taliban in Dand-e-Patan district in the eastern province of Paktia on Thursday evening, despite a ceasefire that continues between the two sides

Three clashes amid 'unannounced' Afghan ceasefire

Sources within the Afghan government and the Taliban said an "unannounced ceasefire" has been in place since May 27 and will remain in effect for the next several days, but reports indicate that the three clashes occurred in Zabul, Farah and Parwan over the last 24 hours

Taliban team in Kabul to discuss prisoner release

A five-member delegation from the Taliban arrived in Kabul to discuss the issue of the Taliban’s prisoners, said Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the group’s political office in Doha

Afghan government, Taliban resume prisoner swap talks

The Afghan government and the Taliban on Thursday resumed prisoner swap talks after weeks of deadly violence and an impasse that delayed the beginning of peace negotiations for nearly two months

Afghanistan rejects US report of coronavirus spread among security forces

The government has denied a report issued by the US defense department that half of the Afghan army and police personnel have been infected with the coronavirus

‘Opportunity for peace should not be wasted’

The EU Delegation, in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission based in Kabul, considers the ceasefire observed by the parties to the conflict during Eid as an encouraging first step

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