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US-Taliban sign historic troop withdrawal deal in Doha

29 February 2020, 5:20 PM

The United States signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan over the next 14 months and represent a step toward ending the 18-year-war there.

Afghans hope for peace as US-Taliban gear up for troop withdrawal deal

29 February 2020, 8:46 AM

Millions of Afghans are anticipating that America’s longest war fought in their country will end on Saturday as US and Taliban negotiators are expected to sign a deal to allow a US troop reduction and a permanent ceasefire.

Taliban ready to resume peace talks – following Trump’s Kabul visit

29 November 2019, 10:07 AM

The Taliban said on Friday they were ready to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the radical group would agree to a ceasefire.

Two Afghan Taliban shadow governors killed as air strikes step up

15 September 2019, 5:26 PM

Afghan security forces, backed by US air strikes, killed two of the movement’s shadow provincial governors on Sunday, as fighting stepped up in the wake of the collapse of talks aimed at ending the conflict, officials said.

Trump remembers 9/11 attacks, vows to hit Taliban “if they come back”

11 September 2019, 7:28 PM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday (September 11) said the United States has hit the Taliban “harder than they have ever been hit before” just days after he canceled a secret Camp David meeting with Taliban leaders and declared the peace talks dead.

Talks between Afghanistan, Taliban should begin as soon as possible: UN

10 September 2019, 9:43 PM

The United Nation’s top official to Afghanistan has called for direct talks between the Afghanistan Government and the Taliban to commence as soon as possible – referring to it as an imperative. 

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Trump cancels peace talks with Taliban over attack

8 September 2019, 7:20 AM

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week for an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.

US-Taliban talks end without a deal, both sides to consult: Taliban

12 August 2019, 12:29 PM

Talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday without agreement and both sides would consult their leaders on the next steps, the Taliban said.

Taliban bomb kills 14, wounds 145, despite hopes for Afghan pact

7 August 2019, 7:55 PM

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 people and wounded 145 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, an attack the government said raised questions about the militants’ commitment to peace despite an expected deal with the United States.

People walk in front of a building with broken windows at the site of a car bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Taliban claims bomb attack on police in Afghanistan

7 August 2019, 12:37 PM

A suicide attacker detonated a car-bomb outside a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday wounding at least 95 people, government officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility.

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