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Doha Talks: Afghan government decides to discuss the "legitimacy of war"

What could become the next potential point of contention in the intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the Republic (Afghan government) team has decided to first discuss the “legitimacy of war” with the Taliban before any other discussion in the second phase of talks

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Afghan clerics denounce Taliban’s war

Clerics and religious scholars in the western Afghan province of Herat denounced the Taliban’s war and its vision of the Islamic Political System, TOLOnews reported

Three Afghan lawmakers arrested for taking bribes

Sending a strong message to the bureaucracy, the Afghan government arrested three members of the upper house of parliament for accepting bribes from custom officials in the country, TOLOnews reported

Afghan government to form technical group for talks

The Afghan government has decided to form a technical group to formulate the republic positions and views for the next round of the intra-Afghan talks with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, Tolonews reported

Afghan capital Kabul to double its police personnel

Amid continued IEDs attacks and rising security-related incidents in the capital, the Afghan government has decided to double the number of police personnel in the city, TOLOnews reported

Taliban attacks police headquarters in Farah province

The Taliban attacked a police headquarters in Anardara district of Farah province on Sunday

Intra-Afghan talks to resume on time in Doha

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has agreed, upon the recommendation of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), to hold the next round of intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha, Qatar, TOLOnews reported

Taliban’s separation with al-Qaeda 'harder than desalination': Afghan VP

Hours after the Afghan special forces killed three al-Qaeda terrorists inside the territory controlled by the Taliban, Afghan first Vice-President Amrullah Saleh taunted the relationship between the Taliban and al-Qaeda, saying their separation is ‘harder than desalination.’

Jamiat-e-Islami calls for interim government in Kabul

Jamiat-e-Islami, a prominent Afghan political party, has called for the formation of an interim government as this is the only way to reach a peace agreement with the Taliban, Arian news reported

External dimension of Afghan war is bigger than internal: VP

Afghanistan’s first Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Saturday that the external dimension of the Afghan war is bigger than the internal dimension, Tolonews reported

Four explosions rock Kabul; 2 killed

At least two police officers of the Afghan National Police (ANP) were killed and four wounded on Saturday morning when a series of explosions rocked capital Kabul in Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported

Afghan forces kill 26 insurgents in airstrikes

At least 26 militants were killed in series of airstrikes by the Afghan air forces in Helmand province on Friday, Arian news reported

Women rights activist assassinated in Afghanistan

While the warring Afghan sides are on a break from the intra-Afghan talks, there seems to be no such break in the deadly spree of daily targeted assassinations in Afghanistan

Afghan vice president says peace without dignity not acceptable

Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president of Afghanistan, said peace without dignity would not be acceptable to the people of Afghanistan and we will not compromise with our achievements in intra-Afghan talks, reported TOLOnews

Afghan reconciliation council to clarify position on agendas

The High Council for National Reconciliation said it will soon convene a meeting of its leadership council to clarify its position on agenda items for the next round of the intra-Afghan talks, TOLOnews reported

Chief of election watchdog gunned down in Kabul

A deadly wave of targeted assassinations continues in worn-torn Afghanistan with Yousuf Rasheed, the head of the Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) becoming the latest victim on Wednesday to be gunned down in capital Kabul, TOLOnews reported

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