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Taliban gives new list for government release of 592 prisoners

The Taliban has handed over a replacement list for the 592 prisoners which were originally rejected as release candidates by Afghan govt, a source said on Thursday

Media freedom in Afghanistan increasingly under threat

The media supporting agency (NAI) expressed concerns on possible terrorist attacks against the media and healthcare centers in Afghanistan, saying the Daesh terrorist group was seeking attacks on journalists, media workers and health servants

President Ghani: 'Afghan people will have final say in peace process'

President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that the Afghan government has the responsibility to merge the Taliban into the structure of the political system; however, it is only the Afghan people who have the right to decide the final fate of the peace process

Three policemen killed in suicide bomb blast in Kandahar

At least three policemen were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide attack on Police HQ in Kandahar province on Wednesday morning, a security source said

Ghazni could fall to Taliban, fear residents

Residents of Ghazni province are worried about the possible fall of the area to Taliban since the situation is worsening day by day

194 of 495 Latest COVID-19 tests are positive in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 194 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 495 tests

10 policemen killed In Zabul

At least 10 police were killed in two separate incidents in Zabul province on Monday, local officials said

Taliban says will hold talks with government after all prisoners released

The Taliban have said they would hold talks with the government just one week after the last of their 5,000 prisoners were released from government jail

Ghani Seeks Regional Support for Peace

President Ashraf Ghani on Monday afternoon spoke at the opening of an international meeting on “strengthening regional consensus for peace," stressing the need for the support of neighboring and regional countries to participate in the reconciliation process in Afghanistan

Taliban attacks stop traffic on Northern Highway

Afghan security sources on Monday reported a cluster of attacks by the Taliban on multiple parts of the Baghlan-Balkh highway, a key route that connects Kabul with northern and northeastern provinces

Kabul to host series of negotiations on Afghan peace

Kabul is hosting a grand meeting that discusses the Afghan peace efforts

Government insists on ‘complete release’ of security forces from Taliban custody

The government emphasizes on the release of all security force from Taliban jails, saying it would be the main element of prisoner swap

Afghanistan’s political parties aren’t too powerful

Disagreement over leadership of the Jamiat-i-Islmai Afghanistan, a political party, has got out of the hand and will hardly hit the nail on the head after top members of the party decided not to recognize Salahuddin Rabbani as chief of the party, replacing him with a provisional head, Inayatullah Shadab

Kabul calls on Taliban to cut ties with ‘foreign terrorist groups’

The Afghan  government has called Taliban insurgents to cut relationships with all “foreign terrorist groups” as the militants had vowed to stop relations with the al-Qaeda group in a US peace deal signed late February

Taliban’s Violence ‘Unacceptable’: NATO

NATO's Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, Stefano Pontecorvo, on Saturday updated NATO members in Brussels on the situation in Afghanistan and said that the Taliban needs to end the violence to help kick start the intra-Afghan talks

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With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity