Some freed Taliban prisoners ‘returned to battlefield’: Afghan Official 

Abdullah said talks between the two sides had begun in Doha on a positive note, as the delegations build some familiarity with each other.

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Afghanistan women to have names included on national ID card after #WhereIsMyName trends

Women in Afghanistan do not have their names listen at majority of the places — from weddings cards to tombstones.

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‘Taliban facing new Afghanistan’: Women negotiators amid peace talks 

The presence of the four women at the negotiating table is significant in patriarchal Afghanistan, though they are outnumbered by the Afghan government's team of 17 men. 

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Afghan forces, Taliban continue to clash even as historic peace talks start

Talks between the two sides were to begin shortly after a US-Taliban agreement in February, but began only over the weekend after months of delays, caused in part by continuing Taliban offensives…

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Qatar ruler meets Afghan, Taliban delegations during peace talks in Doha

Talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday, aimed at ending 19 years of war in Afghanistan.

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Afghan negotiators to discuss reduction of violence in Taliban talks

Some analysts and diplomats have raised concerns that the Taliban is entering talks with the upper hand as violence has escalated in recent months in the war-torn nation even as the United States…

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Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul injures two civilians

The first blast .took place in Bagh Dawood area of Paghman district, with no immediate report of casualties

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Historic talks to begin between Taliban, Afghan government

Talks will begin a day after the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which led the US to invade Afghanistan and topple the Taliban regime that had been sheltering Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden…

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After months of delays, 'historic' Afghan peace talks to open

The talks had originally been slated to start in March but were repeatedly pushed back amid disputes over a prisoner exchange that included the release of hundreds of battle-hardened Taliban…

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Prisoners sought by Taliban leave for Doha, paving way for peace talks

The prisoners, who are accused of insider attacks on Afghan forces and whose release was objected to by some Western powers, are to be kept under supervision in Qatar's capital where United States…

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Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh escapes bomb attack in Kabul: Officials

An Interior Ministry official said that two people were killed and 12 others wounded in the attack.

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Taliban say team in Qatar for Afghan peace talks

A date for the talks, to be hosted in Doha, has not been set but the warring sides have this week made signals that negotiations could launch soon, including efforts to wrap up a drawn out…

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New Afghan envoy to India calls India a 'generous neighbour'; tweets in Hindi

His appointment comes even as intra Afghan talks between the Afghan government and Taliban are expected to begin

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Taliban's defeat: Mother's name to be added in Afghanistan's nation ID cards

Women are referred to in vague terms such as 'Mother of children', 'My household' and 'My weak one'. Men in remote towns even use names of animals such as goat and chicken

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Kabul resumes Taliban prisoner release, says spokesman Suhail Shaheen

Negotiations were supposed to begin in March but were repeatedly pushed back as the Taliban and the Afghan government squabbled over the prisoner exchange, which included hundreds of battle-…

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