Afghanistan

India against peace talks with Taliban sans Afghan government

Even as media reports cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying that Taliban was prepared to attend multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, sources said on Wednesday that India is against any dialogue with the militant group without the presence of the Afghan government.

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Sikhs among 19 killed in Afghan suicide blast

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an Afghan city of Jalalabad, where President Ashraf Ghani was to hold a meeting with provincial officials, killing at least 19 people, many of them Sikhs, officials said on Sunday.

Afghan government ends ceasefire with Taliban, resumes offensive

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced an end to his government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban on Saturday and ordered the security forces to resume their anti-militancy operations.

Afghan President meets British FM in Kabul

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson

Taliban key commander among 12 killed in Afghanistan

A key Taliban commander was among 12 militants who were killed on Monday as security forces repulsed an attack by the militant group to overrun a district in Afghanistan's Faryab province, officials said.

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