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Why China and Pakistan's decision to not attend NSA-level meet sends a wrong message
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Why China and Pakistan's decision to not attend NSA-level meet sends a wrong message

The Ajit Doval-led meeting on 10 November in New Delhi will discuss all issues pertaining to security situation in Afghanistan and steps to ensure stability in the Taliban-ruled country

Why history will judge Zalmay Khalilzad's US exit plan from Afghanistan as an ill-conceived one
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Why history will judge Zalmay Khalilzad's US exit plan from Afghanistan as an ill-conceived one

The 70-year-old diplomat is considered to be the architect of the Doha deal signed in February 2020, which helped end the US war in Afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy who brokered Afghanistan pullout, steps down
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Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy who brokered Afghanistan pullout, steps down

The dapper 70-year-old academic-turned-US diplomat is quitting less than two months after American forces withdrew from the country

Taliban fighters who were once inmates of Kabul jail now are the prison guards
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Taliban fighters who were once inmates of Kabul jail now are the prison guards

The takeover of the Pul-e-Charkhi Prison, a sprawling complex on Kabul’s eastern outskirts, is a sign of the sudden and startling new order in Afghanistan

Taliban says it captured Panjshir with no civillian deaths, resistance forces deny claim
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Taliban says it captured Panjshir with no civillian deaths, resistance forces deny claim

Taliban’s claim of occupying Panjshir is false. The NRF forces are present in all strategic positions across the valley to continue the fight, the NRF tweeted

US wrestles with strategy to sanction Taliban as humanitarian crisis looms over Afghanistan
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US wrestles with strategy to sanction Taliban as humanitarian crisis looms over Afghanistan

Khalid Payenda, who last month resigned as Afghanistan’s finance minister, said the Taliban appeared to be struggling to restart the government’s financial operations and that the country would soon run out of money

Resistance fighters stand strong as Taliban surround Panjshir Valley holdout
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Resistance fighters stand strong as Taliban surround Panjshir Valley holdout

Senior Taliban official Amir Khan Muttaqi issued an audio message saying their forces had besieged the valley, even as fighters led by Ahmad Massoud mounted their defence

Taliban encircles Kabul, US evacuates embassy staff but says no 'imminent threat' to city
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Taliban encircles Kabul, US evacuates embassy staff but says no 'imminent threat' to city

"Kabul is not right now in an imminent threat environment," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Friday, while acknowledging that Taliban fighters were "trying to isolate" the city.

Taliban take Herat as Afghan govt forces retreat; insurgents capture gateway Ghazni
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Taliban take Herat as Afghan govt forces retreat; insurgents capture gateway Ghazni

A senior security source from Herat told AFP that government forces and administration officials had retreated to an army barracks outside the city