Afghanistan's Ata Mohammad Noor meets EAM, Foreign Secretary in Delhi; briefs about the Afghan peace process

Noor, an ethnic Tajik is the 3rd prominent Afghan leader to visit India in last one month as peace talks in the country accelerate. 

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At least 12 killed in west Afghanistan car bomb attack

"The terrorists detonated an explosives-filled car... as a result 12 civilians were killed and more than 100 people were wounded," the interior ministry said. 

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This ex-Taliban commander is now the face of Afghan security

Today Andar is a religious scholar with two master’s degrees who serves a government he once vowed to overthrow

via The New York Times
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No progress in Doha talks for Afghan peace

Since the intra-Afghan talks were formally launched on September 12, two sides have agreed on 18 out of 20 articles for the procedural rules

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Taliban can't take advantage of US leaving, says Dr. Abdullah; lauds India's stance on peace process

Dr Abdullah was on a four-day visit to India earlier this week during which he met PM Modi, NSA Doval and EAM Jaishankar

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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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