Tag: Taliban

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  • Donald Trump may pardon servicemen accused, convicted of war crimes

    Donald Trump may pardon servicemen accused, convicted of war crimes

    A few months after Gallagher was charged, Trump met criticism after he said that the Navy SEAL would soon be moved to "less restrictive confinement" in "honour of his past service" to the nation.

    May 19, 2019
  • Landmine explosion kills seven children in Afghanistan

    Landmine explosion kills seven children in Afghanistan

    The blast occurred in Ghazni province, south of the capital Kabul when the children stepped on a landmine while playing near the main road

    May 12, 2019
  • Meena Mangal, Afghan former journalist, shot dead in Kabul

    Meena Mangal, Afghan former journalist, shot dead in Kabul

    Mena Mangal was well known in Kabul circles for her work presenting shows on several television networks before she left journalism to become a cultural advisor to parliament.

    May 12, 2019
  • Loud explosion rattles Kabul, casualties feared: Police

    Loud explosion rattles Kabul, casualties feared: Police

    The blast comes as the US and Taliban representatives continue negotiations in Qatar aimed at bringing an end to the nearly 18-year-old conflict.

    May 8, 2019
  • The Afghan Conundrum~I

    The Afghan Conundrum~I

    The peace process revived only after Trump announced a drastic troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and sought the new Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s help in December 2018 to jumpstart the talks, but now Taliban has refused to talk directly to the Ghani administration. The tedious talks are now being held at Doha, Qatar, between the Taliban led by Mullah Ghani Barader and the US, led by Mr Zalmay Khalilzad.

    May 6, 2019
  • 4 killed, 40 wounded in Taliban attack

    4 killed, 40 wounded in Taliban attack

    The attack occurred two days after President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins Monday.

    May 5, 2019
  • Massive Afghanistan peace summit ends in Kabul

    Massive Afghanistan peace summit ends in Kabul

    On Thursday, several officials said a vital first step is an immediate reduction in violence, which has continued apace across Afghanistan even with various peace summits taking place.

    May 3, 2019
  • US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

    US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

    Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy negotiating with the Taliban, met with Russian and Chinese representatives in Moscow as he seeks international consensus for his efforts to end the war.

    April 27, 2019
  • Iran denounces US talks with Taliban

    Iran denounces US talks with Taliban

    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif acknowledged that Iran had also opened a dialogue with the Taliban but said that the US push for a deal with the extremists was "seriously wrong".

    April 25, 2019
  • Taliban talks flounder

    Taliban talks flounder

    This time, the organisers of the Doha round have called off the conference that was scheduled to begin last Friday between Afghan leaders and Taliban insurgents.

    April 21, 2019
  • As the Afghan pot boils…

    As the Afghan pot boils…

    Earlier this month, in an extremely unusual event diplomatic history of sorts was created when the visiting Afghan National Security Adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, while on American soil criticised the US administration to the extent of almost accusing them.

    March 21, 2019
  • Road from Moscow

    Road from Moscow

    While the talks are significant, peace may yet be a long way away.

    February 12, 2019
  • Who will be responsible for Afghanistan mess?

    Who will be responsible for Afghanistan mess?

    The US lost face in Vietnam and it is a memory which continues to haunt them and so will Afghanistan in the years ahead.

    February 5, 2019
  • Rugged road to peace

    Rugged road to peace

    Though talks have been exploratory in nature, there may yet be hope of peace, considering that America has agreed to withdraw its troops from the direly fractured country within 18 months of a “full agreement”.

    February 4, 2019
  • Why different standards in Kashmir? Omar, Mehbooba question Army chief’s statement on Taliban

    Why different standards in Kashmir? Omar, Mehbooba question Army chief’s statement on Taliban

    Reacting to the Army chief’s statement, Omar Abdullah, vice-president of National Conference, said that the Government of India bats for talks with others around the world, however, is unwilling to look at engagement or political initiatives in Kashmir.

    January 9, 2019
  • US offers safety, job security to Taliban

    US offers safety, job security to Taliban

    In the past, the United States and its allies have used military force to drive the Taliban towards "a durable and incl­u­sive political settlement".

    December 27, 2018
  • India’s role crucial for peace in war-torn Afghanistan: Pakistan

    India’s role crucial for peace in war-torn Afghanistan: Pakistan

    Qureshi said that according to Prime Minister Imran Khan, peace can't be established in Afghanistan through military power.

    December 11, 2018