Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.
India has from the beginning backed the democratically elected government, whether of Hamid Karzai in the past or Ashraf Ghani now.
‘The Afghan government and Taliban agreed to continue negotiations at a high level until a settlement is reached’
Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Wednesday to discuss the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan where the Taliban claims it controls nearly 85 per cent of the territory.
Central European countries have been critical of EU migration policies and have accused the bloc of fostering inequality among its members that diminishes their influence.
Given the complicated regional dynamics, the Afghan peace process is unlikely to yield results unless the Kashmir issue is also addressed
America’s retreat means handing over Afghanistan to Pakistan on a platter, says former Indian envoy to Kabul
Meet comes in the backdrop of stalled peace negotiations and rising violence in Afghanistan
No breakthrough in talks between government negotiators and Taliban in Qatar
The Islamic State affiliate also claimed the earlier attack on October 24 that killed 24 young students.
Ahead of the 2+2 dialogue, S. Jaishankar and Pompeo held a bilateral meeting and discussed a range of key issues of strategic importance on Monday evening.
The partial truce will mark a historic step in more than 18 years of gruelling conflict in Afghanistan and would pave the way for a deal that could, ultimately, see the war end.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday had said the Taliban 'wants to make a deal'.
The US and Taliban spent the past year negotiating a deal that would have seen the Pentagon pull troops from Afghanistan.
The release of three of the five Indian hostages follows key meetings between US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban representatives led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Islamabad.
Several local and international media outlets had reported that prime minister Khan and the Taliban Political Commission (TPC), led by its head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, discussed the Afghan peace process during a meeting.
Would O’Brien be able to meet the elevated challenges in his new role of guiding US security policies and fine-tuning peace talks with hostile groups like the Taliban or bellicose nations?
US President Donald Trump stunned the world on Saturday when he announced the cancellation of a secret meeting with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David near Washington.
TMC MP Mahua Maitra campaigns with party candidate Braj Kishore Goswami for the upcoming Shantipur Assembly By-elections in Nadia.PTI Photo
A girl looks at the face book page of Rashtriya Swayamevak Sangh or RSS, in New Delhi. Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim...AP Photo/Manish Swarup
People wait to cast their votes during the Bihar Panchayat Elections at Sampatchak, in Patna.PTI Photo
Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilash) party activists and students of Sant Pashupatinath Ved School perform 'hawan' for Indian cricket team ahead of their match against Pakistan at ICC Men's T20 World Cup, in Patna.PTI Photo
A pump attendent writes the petrol price on a board as diesel and petrol price soars to Rs.99.46 and Rs.108.13 respectively in Kolkata.PTI Photo
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With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
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