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Afghan Peace Talks

Taliban Founder Mullah Baradar Noticeably Absent From Key Functions, Dissent Rumoured

Sep 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.

Return Of The Taliban: India's Limited Options In Afghanistan

Jul 22, 2021 Seema Guha

India has from the beginning backed the democratically elected government, whether of Hamid Karzai in the past or Ashraf Ghani now.

Afghan Rivals End Talks In Doha With No Breakthrough, To Meet Again

‘The Afghan government and Taliban agreed to continue negotiations at a high level until a settlement is reached’

Afghan Crisis: Peace Negotiation Only Answer, Says Jaishankar At SCO Meeting

Jul 14, 2021 Seema Guha

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.

As US, NATO Pull Out From Afghanistan, Central European Leaders Worry Of Migration ‘Wave’

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.

29 March, 2021

Does The Road To Peace In Afghanistan Go Through Kashmir?

Sidiqullah Sahel

Given the complicated regional dynamics, the Afghan peace process is unlikely to yield results unless the Kashmir issue is also addressed

27 November, 2020

What Happens If American Troops Withdraw From Afghanistan?

Seema Guha

America’s retreat means handing over Afghanistan to Pakistan on a platter, says former Indian envoy to Kabul

22 November, 2020

Mike Pompeo Meets Afghan Government Officials, Taliban Representatives In Doha


Meet comes in the backdrop of stalled peace negotiations and rising violence in Afghanistan

17 November, 2020

UN Official Warns Of Humanitarian Disaster If Talks Fail In Afghanistan


No breakthrough in talks between government negotiators and Taliban in Qatar

03 November, 2020

Afghans Mourn Those Killed In Horrific IS University Attack

Associated Press (AP)

The Islamic State affiliate also claimed the earlier attack on October 24 that killed 24 young students.

27 October, 2020

‘Shared Concerns And Interests’ Discussed By India And US Ahead Of 2+2 Dialogue


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.


21 February, 2020

US To Sign Peace Deal With Taliban on Feb 29: Mike Pompeo


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.

29 November, 2019

'Way Too Early,' Says Taliban After Trump Announces Resumption Of Peace Talks With Them


US President Donald Trump on Thursday had said the Taliban 'wants to make a deal'.

23 October, 2019

China Invites Taliban For Two-Day Conference To Discuss Afghan Problem


The US and Taliban spent the past year negotiating a deal that would have seen the Pentagon pull troops from Afghanistan.

08 October, 2019

Afghan Taliban Frees 3 Indian Hostages In Exchange For 11 Top Militants: Reports


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.

04 October, 2019

PM Imran Khan Did Not Meet Taliban Delegation: Pak PM's Top Aide

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

25 September, 2019

With Collapse Of US-Taliban Talks, NSA O’Brien Faces Challenging Times Ahead

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?


10 September, 2019

Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Are 'Dead', Says Donald Trump

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

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TMC MP Mahua Maitra campaigns with party candidate Braj Kishore Goswami for the upcoming Shantipur Assembly By-elections in Nadia.

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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...

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People wait to cast their votes during the Bihar Panchayat Elections at Sampatchak, in Patna.

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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.

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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

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