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Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

Ramez Azimi, director of the Samaa station in the city of Ghazni, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, says he received phone calls as well as written warning notes purportedly from the Taliban commander.

India not excluded from peace process in Afghanistan: China

Representatives of China, Russia, and the US held their 3rd consultation on the Afghan peace process in Beijing on July 10-11 following which they also requested Pakistan to join for a surprise quadrilateral meeting.

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Despite Afghan-Taliban peace talks, war on civilians continue

Even as an All-Afghan conference that brought Afghanistan's warring sides together was ending, the airstrike killed seven people, six of them children.

Afghan talks with Taliban reflect a changed nation

The dialogue in Qatar, which continues Monday, is the first in which Afghan government officials have participated and aims to break the ice for direct negotiations on Afghanistan’s political future after an expected US military withdrawal.

Taliban car bomb kills at least 12 in attack on Afghan security compound

The Taliban claimed responsibility for detonating the bomb near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound in Ghazni city during Sunday morning's rush hour.

Taliban attack kills 8 election officials in Afghanistan

Aziz Ibrahimi, a spokesman for the Independent Election Commission, said that the employees were in the district of Maruf conducting voter registration when Saturday night's attack occurred.

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Taliban say latest round of talks with US 'critical'

The agreements are also expected to provide guarantees that Afghanistan will not again harbour terrorists to carry out attacks worldwide. The talks began on Saturday and are expected to continue into the next week.

US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

The latest round of talks comes amid heightened expectations that followed Pompeo's optimistic time frame for a pact to end Afghanistan's nearly 18-year war and America's longest-running military engagement.

In a recaptured district, gains for Afghan troops

The Afghan military’s routing of the Taliban two weeks ago from Khwaja Umari, a district about 10 miles from Ghazni City, capped a rare period of relatively good news for a military demoralized by years of high casualties and territorial loss.

Progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow, but no breakthrough: Taliban

Speculation has been growing that the Taliban could agree to a temporary ceasefire over the three-day Eid holiday next week.

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Schools in Peshawar reopen after the Taliban attack

Security was tight, part of a country-wide move to boost security at schools in the wake of the attack.

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India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.

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