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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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Deadly wave of targeted assassinations kill two provincial leaders

Tuesday in Afghanistan saw a deadly wave of targeted assassinations across the country which resulted in the deaths of two deputy leaders from Kabul and Ghor province, both in IED car bombings, TOLOnews reported

Afghan president backs idea to hold talks with Taliban in Afghanistan

Days after Afghan NSA Hamidullah Mohib suggested holding the next round of intra-Afghan dialogue in Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani now backed his idea at a cabinet meeting, TOLOnew reported

Demilitarization of villages, media freedom; key agendas of Afghan government

Demilitarization of villages, national reconciliation, media freedom, a ban of foreign fighters in Afghanistan are among the key agenda items the Afghan government has prepared for the next round of intra-Afghan talks

Reports claim civilian casualties, including children, in US airstrike

People in Arghandab district of Kandahar province claimed that the US strikes against the Taliban killed at least 11 civilians, including children and women, according to a report on TOLOnews

Ten soldiers of Afghan forces killed in Taliban attack

At least ten members of Afghan security forces were killed and six others were wounded on Sunday in an attack by the Taliban in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, Tolonews reported

Four weeks break in intra-Afghan talks

After three months of engagement in Doha, Qatar, the Taliban and the Afghan government took a 23 days' break from the intra-Afghan negotiations

Afghan VP claims Taliban ISIS warned about Shia slaughters in Kabul

The Taliban and Daesh (ISIS) had threatened the Afghan government to turn Kabul into a Shia slaughterhouse if the government executed any of their prisoners, claimed the first vice president of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh

World Bank approves $85 million grants to Afghanistan

The World Bank on Saturday approved a total of $85 million in grants to Afghanistan from two different two funds of the International Development Association (IDA) dedicated to Afghanistan which are managed by the World Bank, TOLOnews reported

Hold next round of intra-Afghan talks in Afghanistan, says Afghan NSA

Afghan National Security Advisor Hamidullah Mohib on Saturday suggested that the next round of intra-Afghan dialogue between the Taliban and the Afghan government should be held in Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported

57 % Afghans optimistic about Doha peace process

A survey conducted by the Institute of War and Studies found that around 57 percent of Afghans are optimistic that the ongoing intra-Afghan Dialogue in Doha, Qatar between the Taliban and the Afghan government could lead to lasting peace, TOLOnews reported

One killed in rocket attacks in Kabul; second in a month

The capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, woke up to multiple rocket attacks on Saturday morning in different parts of the city which killed at least one person while injuring another, TOLOnew reported

Yet another Afghan journalist died under mysterious circumstances

Just a day after an Afghan woman journalist was gunned down on Thursday morning, another journalist and TV presenter, Fardin Amini, died under mysterious conditions in Kabul on Friday, TOLOnews reported

22 Afghan officers killed by Taliban last month

According to the Afghan Ministry of Interior, a total of 22 military officers of the Afghan forces have been killed in targeted killings across the country in the last month, with the latest being gunned down on Wednesday in Kabul, TOLOnews reported

Afghanistan Iran jointly inaugurate first Afghan-Iran railway line

In a major boost for regional connectivity and trade, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday jointly inaugurated (virtually) the first railway link connecting western Afghanistan to eastern Iran

Another journalist killed by gunmen in Afghanistan

Malalai Maiwind, an Afghan woman journalist, was killed along with her driver by unknown gunmen on Thursday morning in the eastern city of Jalalabad

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