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Despite desire for an inclusive and sustainable peace in Afghanistan, chances remain slim
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Despite desire for an inclusive and sustainable peace in Afghanistan, chances remain slim

The final stage of the peace process which has begun in Doha could quite easily collapse if the Taliban exposes it to intransigence and continued violence

Afghan govt, Taliban begin peace talks; terms of ceasefire, women's rights to be on agenda
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Afghan govt, Taliban begin peace talks; terms of ceasefire, women's rights to be on agenda

The discussions are important in the search for lasting peace that will also provide an exit for US and NATO troops after nearly 19 years

India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
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India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks

Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.

Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility

The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar area at about 07.45 (local time) as 150 worshippers were inside the building, authorities said

Afghanistan government prepares to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days as UN backs US-led push to end 18-year war
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Afghanistan government prepares to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days as UN backs US-led push to end 18-year war

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days, according to a decree viewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as the United Nations-backed a US-led push to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war

Amid rocket explosions, Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President; rival Abdullah Abdullah holds his own ceremony
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Amid rocket explosions, Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President; rival Abdullah Abdullah holds his own ceremony

Afghanistan's election commission has declared incumbent president Ashraf Ghani as the winner of September's vote; rival Abdullah Abdullah, as well as the election complaints commission say the results are fraught with irregularities

Gunmen open fire at memorial for Shiite leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Afghanistan’s Kabul; 27 killed, 55 injured
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Gunmen open fire at memorial for Shiite leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Afghanistan’s Kabul; 27 killed, 55 injured

Gunmen killed at least 27 people and wounded at least 55 others in Afghanistan capital on Friday at a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader, officials said.

India consumed by internal turmoil as prospects of Taliban's rise in Afghanistan appear imminent following US peace deal
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India consumed by internal turmoil as prospects of Taliban's rise in Afghanistan appear imminent following US peace deal

International pressures on India are mounting. It is possible that external factors, including ones that nobody can predict – such as impacts of the coronavirus – may play a significant part in determining the fate and future of our country.

Incumbent Afghan president Ashraf Ghani named victor five months after polls; country stares at another political crisis
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Incumbent Afghan president Ashraf Ghani named victor five months after polls; country stares at another political crisis

President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday was declared the winner of Afghanistan’s presidential vote after five months of delayed results and bitter dispute. But the announcement threatened to tip the country into a full-blown political crisis on the cusp of a US peace deal with the Taliban

Ashraf Ghani wins second term as Afghanistan president with 50% of votes, says election commission
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Ashraf Ghani wins second term as Afghanistan president with 50% of votes, says election commission

Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country’s independent election commission announced Tuesday, more than four months after polls closed.

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appears to narrowly win second term as per early results; Abdullah Abdullah rejects 'illegitimate' outcome
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Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appears to narrowly win second term as per early results; Abdullah Abdullah rejects 'illegitimate' outcome

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears to have narrowly won a second term, according to preliminary results from September's balloting that were announced Sunday, although his main challenger rejected the outcome as illegitimate

US defence secretary Mark Esper visits Afghanistan to make firsthand assessment of America's longest war
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US defence secretary Mark Esper visits Afghanistan to make firsthand assessment of America's longest war

Stalled peace talks with Taliban and unrelenting attacks by insurgent group have complicated Trump administration's pledge to withdraw American troops

Afghanistan presidential election 2019 results will be delayed, say officials; blame it on technical snag, lack of transparency
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Afghanistan presidential election 2019 results will be delayed, say officials; blame it on technical snag, lack of transparency

The contest featured 18 candidates but President Ashraf Ghani, seeking a second five-year term, and Afghanistan's chief executive Abdullah Abdullah

Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah among favourites in Afghan election but winner can do little to alter US-Taliban dynamic
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Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah among favourites in Afghan election but winner can do little to alter US-Taliban dynamic

Ashraf Ghani would certainly project a victory as a mandate from Afghan people in any future peace process with the Taliban.

Pakistan opens border to allow Afghans to take part in presidential polls after request from defence ministry
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Pakistan opens border to allow Afghans to take part in presidential polls after request from defence ministry

About 9.6 million Afghans are registered to vote in key presidential poll which marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign.

Afghanistan presidential election: Two civilians dead, 27 injured in blasts at polling stations; Kabul under partial lockdown
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Afghanistan presidential election: Two civilians dead, 27 injured in blasts at polling stations; Kabul under partial lockdown

Amid Afghanistan's presidential elections on Saturday, insurgents staged a series of blasts at polling stations across the country killing at least two and injuring 27 others.

Afghanistan to elect new president: 18 candidates, including incumbent Ashraf Ghani, vying to lead amid threats of Taliban violence
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Afghanistan to elect new president: 18 candidates, including incumbent Ashraf Ghani, vying to lead amid threats of Taliban violence

To protect voters, Afghanistan forces supported by NATO troops mission have been monitoring election stations across the country from 22 September.

As Afghanistan’s election season begins, 20 die in attack targeting Kabul office of vice-presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh
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As Afghanistan’s election season begins, 20 die in attack targeting Kabul office of vice-presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh

At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Sunday in an attack targeting the Kabul office of Amrullah Saleh. The violence came on the first day of campaigning for the upcoming presidential elections. After about six hours the siege ended with all attackers killed and the rescue of about 150 people who had been trapped in the building.

Despite new government in Pakistan, no change in policy towards Taliban, says Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah
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Despite new government in Pakistan, no change in policy towards Taliban, says Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah

At the Council on Foreign Relations, Afghanistan's chief executive also said that that there was a need to persuade those who support the Taliban.

Afghan Taliban's Ghazni attack turns Pakistan into useful US ally once more; India caught in uncomfortable situation
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Afghan Taliban's Ghazni attack turns Pakistan into useful US ally once more; India caught in uncomfortable situation

Ghazni is a historic and strategically important city in Afghanistan. It has just witnessed a fierce battle between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban