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Taliban Officials To Hold Talks In Moscow With Prominent Afghan Figures

A delegation of Taliban officials was set to hold talks in Moscow with prominent Afghan figures, including former President Hamid Karzai, but no government officials.

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‘Our goal is to bring peace’ – US commits to troops leaving Afghanistan

A senior US government official, speaking after six days of US peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, said that Washington was committed to withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan to end more than 17 years of war.

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Taliban, US, Pakistan hail progress in peace talks

Afghan Taliban on Sunday acknowledged that progress had been made in talks held last week in Qatar but denied reaching any agreement with their American interlocutors on a ceasefire and talks with the Afghan government.

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Significant progress in US- Taliban talks: US envoy

The United States and Afghan Taliban made significant progress on vital issues after six days’ consultations in Qatar, U.S.

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Significant progress in US- Taliban talks: US envoy

The United States and Afghan Taliban made significant progress on vital issues after six days’ consultations in Qatar, U.S. Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said Saturday.

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US sees China, Russia and Iran as key players in Afghanistan

As Pakistan consults China, Russia and Iran to seek a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, the United States too recognises that these three countries could play a key role in ending the Afghan conflict.

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Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: health ministry

An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year.

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Pakistan, Iran agree to fully support Afghan peace efforts

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to extend full support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

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Khalilzad returns to region to jump-start Afghan peace talks

The United States is once again sending its special representative, Zalmay Khalilzad, to Pakistan and Afghanistan to advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue, the State Department announced on Friday. Mr Khalilzad, who will also visit the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, is coming with an inter-agency delegation on his third trip to the region in less than two months. He will stay in the region from Nov 8 to 20 and will meet Afghan government officials and other interested parties to “advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations that include the Taliban and lead to a sustainable peace,” the State Department said.

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Afghan policeman launched attack that killed American soldier, US official says

An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

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As Russia plans Afghan peace talks, Kabul questions Taliban’s motives

Just over a week ago, Afghan and US officials hoped that after 17 years of war, the Taliban was starting down a road to peace. Despite a deadly four-day attack on the city of Ghazni, President Ashraf Ghani had offered the insurgents a second cease-fire since June, and Taliban leaders had hinted that they wanted to continue private talks held with US officials in July.

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Afghan Taliban Launches Major Attack On Provincial Capital Ghazni

Taliban militants have launched an attack on the Afghan provincial capital of Ghazni and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to repel them, officials say.

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Pompeo stops in Afghanistan to seize on momentum for Taliban peace talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday, hoping to give new momentum to peace talks with the Taliban in the wake of a brief truce last month, just as reports swirled that the militant group was ramping up violence against American and Afghan forces.

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IS claims responsibility for Afghanistan Eid car bomb that killed 26

car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

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Taliban commander orders closure of opium labs in towns and cities

A Taliban commander in the Afghan province of Helmand has ordered all drug labs to be moved out of the urban areas the insurgency controls as US airstrikes targeting the facilities are killing a rising number of civilians, according to a recorded conversation obtained by the Guardian.

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Eight killed in bomb attack on cricket match in Afghanistan

Eight people have been killed and dozens more wounded by multiple explosions at a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said.

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