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Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

2:39pm IST

KABUL A Taliban delegation met China's special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.

Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

22 Sep 2019

KABUL A Taliban delegation met China's special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing on Sunday to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 labourers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday. | Video

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 labourers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

Afghanistan braces for deadly attacks as Taliban vow to disrupt presidential election

19 Sep 2019

KABUL A deadly suicide bombing this week near an election rally in central Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was due to speak came as a sharp reminder of the risks to a ballot set for the end of next week in the shadow of failed peace talks.

Suicide bomber and gunmen hit eastern Afghanistan government office

18 Sep 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A suicide bomber and gunmen wounded at least nine people, including a child and a woman, in an attack on a government building in eastern Afghan on Wednesday, officials said.

More Americans will die after Trump abruptly ends Afghan talks, Taliban say

09 Sep 2019

KABUL/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants, in a stunning reversal of efforts to forge a deal ending nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan. | Video

Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two NATO troops in Kabul

06 Sep 2019

KABUL A Taliban suicide blast in the centre of Kabul killed at least 10 civilians and two NATO soldiers on Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's international military force and the U.S. embassy. | Video

U.S. to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close bases: U.S. negotiator

03 Sep 2019

KABUL The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Monday.

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