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Security operations across Afghanistan kill 20 militants

Security operations across Afghanistan kill 20 militants

At least twenty militants affiliated with the Taliban and ISIS were killed during separate operations conducted in southern Kandahar and eastern Nangarhar provinces.

US defence chief: No unilateral troop reduction in Afghanistan

US defence chief: No unilateral troop reduction in Afghanistan

The United States will not unilaterally withdraw troops from Afghanistan without coordinating with its allies, acting US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday ...

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.

US envoy in Taliban talks to discuss push for peace

US envoy in Taliban talks to discuss push for peace

The US diplomat leading talks with the Taliban was due to appear in Washington on Friday to discuss an ongoing push for a political settlement to the 17-year-old Afghanistan conflict.

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

The Taliban entered a second day of unprecedented talks Wednesday with powerful Afghan politicians in Moscow, sidestepping the Kabul government as it pursues a leading stake in the war-torn country.

Taliban hold rare talks with Afghan politicians

Taliban hold rare talks with Afghan politicians

The Taliban began an extraordinary meeting with high-ranking Afghan politicians - including women - Tuesday in Moscow,

Taliban to meet Afghan opposition in Moscow: official

Taliban to meet Afghan opposition in Moscow: official

The Taliban said Sunday it will send a delegation to Russia for a rare meeting with Afghan opposition leaders, just days after peace talks with the United States that excluded the Kabul government.

ICG thanks Qatar for efforts in backing peace in Afghanistan

ICG thanks Qatar for efforts in backing peace in Afghanistan

International Contact Group (ICG) on Afghanistan thanked Qatar for its efforts in building peace in Afghanistan and decided to hold its next meeting in Doha this year.

Afghan spy agency says it killed Taliban base attack mastermind

Afghan spy agency says it killed Taliban base attack mastermind

The Taliban "mastermind" behind an attack which left 65 dead has been killed in an airstrike, Afghanistan's intelligence agency said Wednesday -- a claim the insurgents deny.

Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

Car bomb attack kills eight security force members in Afghanistan's south

Car bomb attack kills eight security force members in Afghanistan's south

A car bomb attack on a convoy of the governor of Afghanistan's southern Logar province killed at least eight Afghan security force members on Sunday morning but left the provincial chief unharmed ...

Taliban denies readiness to resume meetings with US envoy

Taliban denies readiness to resume meetings with US envoy

The Taliban movement denied news that it was ready to resume meetings with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad ...