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Endless warfare lies ahead in Afghanistan despite ISI-brokered deal to appoint new prime minister
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Endless warfare lies ahead in Afghanistan despite ISI-brokered deal to appoint new prime minister

Like their predecessors, the Taliban’s commanders may soon discover warfare isn’t just a means to gain power, but an end in itself

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

Afghanistan: Taliban faction chief meets Hamid Karzai in Kabul; one dead, several hurt after protest turns violent in Jalalabad
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Afghanistan: Taliban faction chief meets Hamid Karzai in Kabul; one dead, several hurt after protest turns violent in Jalalabad

The incident occurred when dozens gathered in Jalalabad to raise the national flag a day before Afghanistan's Independence Day. They lowered the Taliban flag that the militants have raised in the areas they captured

US exit from Afghanistan gives Taliban access to several weapons including guns, ammunition, helicopters and more
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US exit from Afghanistan gives Taliban access to several weapons including guns, ammunition, helicopters and more

With US troops all but gone, the Taliban now find themselves flush with American-supplied tools, without having to raise a single penny

China blames 'hasty' US military withdrawal for Afghanistan crisis, but says it is ready to work with America
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China blames 'hasty' US military withdrawal for Afghanistan crisis, but says it is ready to work with America

China says it's willing to hold talks with the US to promote a “soft landing” in Afghanistan, while heavily criticizing Washington and again demanding that the Biden administration halt its attacks on China

Striking photo of Aghans crammed into flight surfaces as US military officials question evacuation pace
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Striking photo of Aghans crammed into flight surfaces as US military officials question evacuation pace

The photo obtained by US defence and security news site Defense One shows more than 600 people crowding into the US air force’s C-17 Globemaster III as they left their home country after Kabul fell to the Taliban.

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani meets Sushma Swaraj, discusses bilateral, regional issues
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Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani meets Sushma Swaraj, discusses bilateral, regional issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday called on Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, ahead of his talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on promoting security and stability in the war-torn nation.

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani arrives in New Delhi; bilateral ties, infrastructure development may feature on agenda
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Afghan president Ashraf Ghani arrives in New Delhi; bilateral ties, infrastructure development may feature on agenda

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday for a daylong visit to India

President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi on Tuesday: Review of India-Afghanistan bilateral relationship on cards
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President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi on Tuesday: Review of India-Afghanistan bilateral relationship on cards

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani will come on a daylong working visit to India on Tuesday during the course of which he will meet his Indian counterpart, Ram Nath Kovind and hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the external affairs ministry announced on Monday.

Pakistan wants peace, stability in Afghanistan, says Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif
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Pakistan wants peace, stability in Afghanistan, says Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif

Pakistan wants peace and stability in Afghanistan and will contribute to initiatives to achieve that, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said, a day after Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani called for normalising bilateral ties.

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani reaches out to Pakistan, offers comprehensive negotiations
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Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani reaches out to Pakistan, offers comprehensive negotiations

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in his Eid al-Adha message has reached out to neighbor Pakistan offering "comprehensive negotiations" to bring peace to their troubled relationship.

Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy: Kabul welcomes US president's decision to send more troops
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Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy: Kabul welcomes US president's decision to send more troops

Afghanistan on Tuesday welcomed President Donald Trump's speech clearing the way for thousands more US troops to be deployed in the country, backtracking on his election promise rapidly to quit America's longest war.

Afghanistan-India air corridor: President Ashraf Ghani inaugurates first direct-route between the countries that bypasses Pakistan
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Afghanistan-India air corridor: President Ashraf Ghani inaugurates first direct-route between the countries that bypasses Pakistan

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has inaugurated the first Afghanistan-India air corridor during a ceremony at the Kabul International Airport — a direct route that bypasses Pakistan and is meant to improve commerce.

Afghan President to visit Pakistan to revive Taliban peace talks
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Afghan President to visit Pakistan to revive Taliban peace talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will make his first state visit to neighbouring Pakistan on Friday, seeking to improve ties that are crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war.

President Karzai says Pak tried to control Afghanistan's foreign policy, Pakistan declines to comment
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President Karzai says Pak tried to control Afghanistan's foreign policy, Pakistan declines to comment

Pakistan has declined to react to allegations levelled by the outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai over a peace settlement with Taliban, media reported.

Afghanistan former prez Karzai slams US, Pakistan in farewell speech
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Afghanistan former prez Karzai slams US, Pakistan in farewell speech

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai blamed US for long war, a final swipe at the country that helped bring him to power 13 years ago.