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Joe Biden set to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan on 20th anniversary of 9/11
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Joe Biden set to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Over the past year, Afghan security forces have lost territory from repeated Taliban assaults, and have relied on US air power to beat back the insurgents

India gets role in Joe Biden's Afghan policy but Pakistan, China may make terrain treacherous for New Delhi
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India gets role in Joe Biden's Afghan policy but Pakistan, China may make terrain treacherous for New Delhi

With a sense of relief at being brought to the mainstream in the Afghan peace process, there is also a perception in New Delhi that the US is again rushing to meet an impossible deadline

Narendra Modi expresses concern over rising violence in Afghanistan, calls for comprehensive ceasefire
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Narendra Modi expresses concern over rising violence in Afghanistan, calls for comprehensive ceasefire

The prime minister said as close neighbours and strong strategic partners, both India and Afghanistan want to see the region free of extremism and terrorism

Gunmen shoot dead two women judges of Afghanistan's Supreme Court in Kabul; Ashraf Ghani blames Taliban
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Gunmen shoot dead two women judges of Afghanistan's Supreme Court in Kabul; Ashraf Ghani blames Taliban

The attack comes just two days after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in the country to 2,500, as part of its deal with the Taliban to withdraw all forces by May 2021

Car bomb explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul kills nine; lawmaker among 20 injured
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Car bomb explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul kills nine; lawmaker among 20 injured

Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi said the lawmaker, Khan Mohammad Wardak, was in "good condition" but added that the toll could rise further. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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

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.

From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan
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From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan

Three militants stormed a hospital in Kabul soon after 10 am on Tuesday, shooting new mothers dead before the newborns in their arms had even seen the light outside the hospital.

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

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.

Donald Trump confirms he spoke to a Taliban leader, making him first US president to do so; says they had 'good talk'
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Donald Trump confirms he spoke to a Taliban leader, making him first US president to do so; says they had 'good talk'

President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first US president believed to have ever spoken directly with the militant group.

Pakistan urges Afghan govt to honour prisoner swap clause in US-Taliban deal, create 'favourable environment' for dialogue
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Pakistan urges Afghan govt to honour prisoner swap clause in US-Taliban deal, create 'favourable environment' for dialogue

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a statement called on President Ashraf Ghani to abide by a prisoner swap clause in the US-Taliban peace deal.

Taliban announces end of partial truce, says will resume 'offensive operations' against Afghan security forces
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Taliban announces end of partial truce, says will resume 'offensive operations' against Afghan security forces

The Taliban on Monday said that there will resume "offensive operations" against the security forces in Afghanistan, resulting in the end of a partial truce that preceded the signing of a deal between the insurgents and the US.

Afghanistan War enters new stage as US military prepares to exit, bring down curtain on 18-year conflict
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Afghanistan War enters new stage as US military prepares to exit, bring down curtain on 18-year conflict

The signing of a deal Saturday in Doha, Qatar, to start withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan may not immediately stop the fighting, but it will at least usher in a new era in the 18-year war

US-Taliban peace deal hits first roadblock as Ashraf Ghani says he won't free prisoners belonging to militant group
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US-Taliban peace deal hits first roadblock as Ashraf Ghani says he won't free prisoners belonging to militant group

The US-Taliban deal is seen as a historic opportunity to extricate the United States from Afghanistan, a nation convulsed by conflict since the Soviet invasion in December 1979.

India signs deal with Afghanistan to build roads in Bamyan and Mazar-e-Sharif: Ministry of External Affairs
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India signs deal with Afghanistan to build roads in Bamyan and Mazar-e-Sharif: Ministry of External Affairs

In a series of tweets, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India remains committed to economic and human resource development partnership with Afghanistan

100,000 casualties in Afghanistan over past 10 years, says UN report; 'imperative for all to stop fighting' says security council representative Tadamichi Yamamoto
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100,000 casualties in Afghanistan over past 10 years, says UN report; 'imperative for all to stop fighting' says security council representative Tadamichi Yamamoto

Report released by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan comes as seven-day 'reduction of violence' agreement between US, Taliban takes effect

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