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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Own bomb kills 15 Taliban militants in Balkh

Fifteen Taliban militants were killed after their own bomb went off prematurely in Dawlatabad district of northern Balkh province, military officials said Saturday

Negotiators in Doha struggle to agree on disputed issues in intro-Afghan talks

A joint meeting between the negotiating teams of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban is expected on Saturday evening in Doha to resolve disputed points regarding rules and regulations of the peace talks, according to sources from the two teams

Deputy Head of Paktia Provincial Counci killed in attack

Ayub Gharwal, the deputy head of Paktia Provincial Council, was killed in an attack by unknown armed men in Gardez city, the provincial center, on Saturday morning, Paktia governor Halim Fedaee said

Afghan peace negotiations aimed at reducing violence; Khalilzad

After nearly 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan, the warring parties meet face-to-face at the negotiating table in the Qatari capital, Doha

Thousands of domestic violence cases registered since March in Afghanistan

The ministry of public health says that government hospitals received 14,000 violence affected women including 100 rape victims in the first six months of the ongoing Persian Year

US dealing well with ‘tough,’ ‘smart’ Taliban, says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday called the Taliban tough and smart and said the United States is dealing well with the militant group in Afghanistan

7,000 Afghan schools have no buildings: Ministry

Figures by the Ministry of Education reveal that at least 7,000 schools in the country remain without buildings in Afghanistan as demand for schools rapidly grows due to increase in population and return of Afghan refugees from other countries

Former NSA Insists on US’s continued support to Afghan government

H.R. McMaster, former US national security adviser, said President Trump partnered with the Taliban ahead of this month’s peace negotiations in Doha but insisted on continued support of Washington to the Afghan government

Photo exhibition honors sacrifices of Afghan forces

A photo exhibition was launched in the western city of Herat on Thursday to honor the sacrifices of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF)

Doha talks will be difficult, tough decisions needed: Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Thursday said that the talks between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban will be difficult, stating that the Afghan team will face issues that will require hard decisions to be made

Discussions in Doha 'very promising': US Gen. Miller

Gen. Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, speaking during a visit to the eastern province of Laghman, called the ongoing negotiations in Doha "very promising."

Afghan negotiators defend ‘Islamic Republic’ state in talks with Taliban

The Afghan government’s negotiating team urges on the preservation of the Islamic Republic in peace negotiations with Taliban

32 Afghan security force members killed in past 24 hours

At least 32 security force members, including public uprising forces, were killed and 25 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in several parts of the country on Wednesday night, local officials said on Thursday

Afghan Army 'will not allow' setback to Republic's gains: Defense Minister

Asadullah Khalid, acting defense minister, speaking at the handover of four new A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft to the Afghan forces on Thursday, said that the Afghan army will not allow any deal that compromises the achievements of the past two decades

No ceasefire until cause of war is discussed: Taliban spokesman

Taliban’s spokesman Mohammad Naeem has said that the group will not agree to a ceasefire in Afghanistan's civil war unless the peace negotiators can discuss the main cause of the war in the country at the peace negotiating table