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Afghan peace negotiations in limbo

Delegations from the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents are still trying to reach an agreement over the agenda for a main negotiation began two weeks back in Qatar, where the insurgents have a political bureau

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No Afghan government, Taliban contact group meetings since two days

The contact group meetings aimed at reaching an agreement about the procedural rules intended for the formal talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, have been stalled for two days over a number of disputed points, a media report said

Taliban kill scores of surrendered government forces

Taliban insurgents have killed 28 government forces in the south after the besieged forces surrendered, officials said

Violence increases, No progress reported in peace talks

Meetings between the contact groups from both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha were not held for the past two days, while clashes have increased in several parts of Afghanistan

24th Anniversary of President Najibullah's Death Observed

The 24th anniversary of former president Najibullah Ahamdzai was marked in a special ceremony in Kabul on Friday with his supporters vowing full support for the peace process, but saying that the return of the Taliban to power is unacceptable for the Afghan nation

19 Afghan civilians killed, 45 hurt since Doha talks started

The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has said that in the first week since the start of the peace talks in Doha on September 12, 19 civilians were killed and 45 others wounded

MPs seek a cessation of violence; “Taliban kill under garb of peace”

Some members of parliament blame Taliban militants for killing the people of Afghanistan under the name of peace, while their negotiators are busy in peace talks with the government representatives in Qatar

Procedural rules for intra-Afghan talks still not decided: Sources

The contact groups from both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha met twice on Wednesday but did not reach an agreement about the procedural rules intended to guide the formal talks

'Violence must be reduced, Afghans want peace

Gen. Miller, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, while in Kandahar with Afghan security officials this week said: “The violence is too high

Afghan MPs seek a cessation of violence; “Taliban kill under garb of peace”

Some members of parliament blame Taliban militants for killing the people of Afghanistan under the name of peace, while their negotiators are busy in peace talks with the government representatives in Qatar

Abdullah rules out one country, two systems in wake of Taliban talks

Peace negotiations with the Taliban will never culminate in ‘one country, two systems’, said Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation

Contact groups meet in Doha, preliminary issues still unresolved

Contact groups from both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha resumed their discussions on Wednesday

Afghan army defused 4,776 improvised bombs, landmines in six months : Ministry

The Afghan National Army (ANA) has during the past six months discovered and defused 4,776 improvised bombs and landmines planted by militants, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday

Afghans will suffer if peace fails: US special envoy

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad testified before the US House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security about the Trump administration’s Afghanistan policy on Tuesday and said that the US will protect its interests in all circumstances in Afghanistan and that the Afghan people will suffer if there is no peace settlement

Afghan forces fend off Taliban attack in Panjshir

Afghan Security Forces in cooperation with the local residents have pushed back a Taliban attack in Unaba district of central Panshir province, officials said Tuesday

Government, Taliban blame each other for rising violence

Amid the ongoing efforts to start the peace negotiations in Doha, the Taliban and the Afghan government are blaming each other for conducting big operations against each other and ramping up violence