Engage in meaningful talks, reduce violence: Russia to Taliban

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asked the Afghan insurgent group Taliban to reduce violence in Afghanistan and engage in meaningful talks with the Afghan government to find a political solution to end the conflict in the country

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Taliban hard stance not helping situation: Afghan chief peace negotiator

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, on Thursday said that the Taliban’s hard stance on talks was not helping the situation

Five Afghan soldiers killed guarding UN Afghan envoy

The convoy of the UN Afghan envoy came under attack by unknown gunmen in Kabul province, leaving five personnel of the Afghan Directorate of Protection Service, guarding the envoy, dead, TOLOnews reported

Eight government employees killed in attacks in Afghanistan

At least eight employees of the Afghan government were killed on Tuesday in different attacks in two provinces, Arian news reported

Afghan Hindu, among three, killed in three explosions in Kabul

Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday morning saw three explosions within two hours. The explosions killed three people, including an Afghan Hindu, TOLOnews reported

Forty percent Afghans suffer hunger daily

Around four out ten Afghans are suffering from hunger on a daily basis, an estimate by the United Nations said on Wednesday

Troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should be conditioned with talks' progress: Germany

Germany has proposed that the foreign troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan should be conditioned with the progress in the intra-Afghan talks, rather than on the specific May end deadline this year

Three explosions in three hours kill two in Afghan capital

Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday morning reported three explosions within three hours which killed two people, including an influential cleric in Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported

Second IED bomb target army vehicle in Kabul; two killed

At least one civilian and a security force member were killed in an IED bomb explosion that targeted an army vehicle in Kabul on Monday afternoon, reported TOLOnews

IED bombing hits peace ministry official in Afghanistan

An IED explosion on Monday morning targeted an official of the Afghan peace ministry in Kabul, TOLOnews reported

Eight Afghan soldiers killed in car bombing

At least eight members of Afghan Security Forces were killed on Saturday in a car bomb explosion in eastern Nangarhar province, TOLOnews said. The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack

I am a champion of peace, not obstacle: Afghan President Ghani

Hours after a senior Taliban leader called him an “obstacle” in the peace process, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he was a “champion” of peace, not an obstacle to it, reported TOLOnews

Ghani government main hurdle in Afghan Peace Process: Taliban

The Taliban on Friday said they see the Ashraf Ghani-led Afghan government as “the main hurdle” in the Afghan Peace Process, accusing Afghan President Ashraf Ghani of unwilling to transfer power to the next government, Tolonews reported

Taliban not meeting their commitments: US Defense Department

The Taliban are not meeting their commitments under the US-Taliban deal, said the United States Department of Defence (Pentagon)

Gunmen kill two government employees in Afghanistan

In another incident of targeted killings, two government employees in Afghanistan were gunned down by unknown insurgents in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, TOLOnews reported

Afghan chief negotiator offers prisoner release, delisting to Taliban

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council For National Reconciliation, offered prisoner release, and delisting of the Taliban leaders from the UN blacklist if the insurgent group agree to peace, reported TOLOnews



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