Afghanistan to release prisoners from Taliban list in push for talks

Disagreement over about 600 prisoners from a total of 5,000 the Taliban want released has prevented the launch of U.S.-brokered peace talks aimed at ending nearly 19 years of war since the…

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Taliban violence pose 'serious challenges' to Afghan peace process: Ghani

Afghan authorities and the Taliban are preparing to engage in negotiations aimed at ending the nearly two-decade-old war in the impoverished country.

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Shallow 4.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Kabul

There were no immediate reports of any casualties after the quake shook Kabul at 8:36 pm

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Afghan forces kill Taliban terrorists after clash at military checkpoints

Taliban has not yet issued a statement about this incident.

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Taliban will cooperate to bring back peace in Afghanistan: Khalilzad

The three-part tweet series came out on Saturday after he chaired meetings in Tashkent.

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Afghan-Pak border sanctuary for terror groups: Pentagon

Last month, a United Nations report said that about 6,500 Pakistanis as foreign terrorist fighters are present in Afghanistan including 1,000 belonging to Pakistan based terror groups like Jaish-e…

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Want peaceful, democratic Afghanistan with rights for women, minorities: Khalid Noor

Speaking to our Principal Diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal from Kabul, Khalid said, Taliban knows Afghanistan has changed but 'We have to see if they really mean that during negotiations'.…

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Roadside bombing kills 6 civilians in northern Afghanistan

According to the interior ministry spokesman, Tariq Arian, the bombing in Jawzjan province took place when the rickshaw struck the roadside bomb in Mardyan district. 

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Hundreds killed in further Taliban attacks with peace talks ahead

Afghan officials say they believe the upsurge in violence is because the Taliban want to push the government

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Sikh abducted in Afghanistan, Afghan American Sikhs seek India's support

After his abduction, the Afghan Sikh community living in the United States has again urged the Government of India to help in the resettlement of the Sikhs living in Afghanistan.

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Taliban killed 291 Afghan security personnel in past week

The past week was the "deadliest" in the country's 19 years of conflict

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Taliban releases 14 hostages amid prisoner-release agreement

As the Afghan government is slowly releasing selected prisoners, Taliban has also started releasing the captivated soldiers

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Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of civilians amid peace efforts, officials say

Underscoring the tension, a spokesman for the national security council said the Taliban had killed more than 40 civilians around the country in the past week.

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Western powers support Afghanistan's decision to not release Taliban prisoners

Sources have revealed that even the US government raised concerns over some of the names in the list of the 5,000 prisoners to be released, as some of them are responsible for violent attacks.

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Taliban raid on Afghan security post kills 12

Four security force members were also captured by the militants in the attack in Jawezjan province

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