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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Over 5mn Afghan refugees return home in 16 years: UNHCR

More than 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) statement said in Kabul? on Wednesday.

41 killed in Afghan violence

At least 41 people were killed and 14 others injured in separate violent attacks across two Afghan provinces, authorities said  

UAE free zone welcomes Afghan bank as new member

The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) biggest free zone Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) welcomed Islamic Bank of Afghanistan as its newest member, DMCC said on on Saturday.

NATO urges Taliban to lay down arms, engage in talks

NATO's Secretary General on Thursday called on the Taliban militant insurgent group to lay down their arms and engage in dialogue with the Afghan government coordinator as part of a ceasefire plan in the war-torn nation.

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