The head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has met with Taliban leaders to discuss a reduction in violence.
The Taliban said Tuesday they were pulling negotiators out of “fruitless” discussions with the Afghan government over a prisoner swap that had formed a key part of an accord with the United States.
At least 18 security force members and one civilian were killed in Taliban militants’ attacks in two Afghan provinces on Sunday night, authorities said on Monday.
As the US reduces its troops, almost all parties in Afghanistan are seeking after the Taliban.
The Afghan government will gradually release 5,000 Taliban prisoners starting this week if the insurgents significantly reduce violence, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman said.
Rocket fire interrupts the swearing-in ceremony for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Since the signing, the militants have ramped up violence against Afghan forces.
Details of the agreement between the US and the Taliban was recognised for some time now that the Taliban went into these negotiations with an upper hand.
While the deal may well mark the end of the US war in Afghanistan, whether it actually ends conflict in Afghanistan remains an open question.
Afghanistan’s weakened government protested Sunday against a key component of a deal between the US and the Taliban, setting the scene for fractious talks when Kabul and the insurgents meet to strike a separate agreement.
Sure, Afghanistan will no longer pose a terrorist threat to the West. But this has not been the case since the US military intervention in 2001.
At least seven Afghan soldiers were killed when the Taliban attacked their base Tuesday, the latest brazen assault in Afghanistan’s north, where local and international forces are bracing for violent months ahead.
Taliban claims responsibility for an attack on an US convoy that killed one soldier.
Taliban suicide bombers targeted a key US military base in Afghanistan yesterday in a major attack that wounded more than 70 civilians, officials said, amid renewed peace talks between the United States and the militants.
The US negotiator on Afghanistan will shortly resume talks with the Taliban and seek efforts toward a ceasefire, officials said Wednesday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.
There are few questions that need to be answered: Why were Kabul attacks carried out right in the middle of the peace dialogues? Why have Taliban carried out many other attacks after the September 16th attacks?
The Taliban killed at least 10 people and wounded 90 Thursday after a car bomb targeting an intelligence services building exploded and destroyed a nearby hospital in the southern Afghan city of Qalat, the governor of Zabul province told AFP.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 24 people near a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, with the insurgents warning of more violence ahead of elections.
It is a memorable retreat for National Security Adviser John Bolton after a year and a half in office. Known as a “hawk,” he was a foreign policy hardliner who always openly demanded military strikes and who, above all, was decidedly against any form of diplomacy with political opponents.
President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban “harder” than ever as America on Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan.
US President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders dead on Monday, while the general in charge said the US military is likely to ramp up operations in Afghanistan to counter an increase in Taliban attacks.
Trump’s decision to cancel peace talks will cost more American lives, Taliban says.
The planned US-Taliban agreement seemed incredibly close to becoming reality — even though reports have surfaced according to which numerous issues remained unresolved.
Trump says he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders.
The Taliban kills at least 10 people in a fresh bombing in Kabul.
Former US ambassadors to Afghanistan warn against troop withdrawal without peace.
A Taliban vehicle bomb kills at least 16 people and wounds 119.
US and Taliban negotiators are “at the threshold of an agreement” to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington’s top negotiator said Sunday as he concluded their latest talks.
Khan says he would meet with the Taliban after returning to his country.
During a lull in Afghanistan’s never-ending war, before the fighting season resumes once again in the spring, Taliban fighters recall laying down their Kalashnikovs and, for a brief moment, enjoying a game of cricket.