Qatar's capital Doha has been the venue for the intra-Afghan peace talks and the Gulf country has emerged as a crucial player in facilitating the Afghan peace process.
This week, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, spoke unequivocally to the world as spokesperson of Taliban.
The insurgents have taken half of the country's 34 provincial capitals in recent days, including its second- and third-largest cities, Herat and Kandahar.
With the southern city of Kandahar, the Taliban control one third of Afghanistan's provincial capitals. The US is sending 3,000 troops to help evacuate its Kabul embassy.
Ghazni city, the capital of Ghazni Province, is situated 130 kilometers from Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.
A meeting of the extended troika- US, Russia, China, and Pakistan is scheduled for today.
The Indian-based staff of the consulate and a number of Indians residing in Mazar-e-Sharif are being evacuated due to the deteriorating security scenario in the city as well as areas around it
Taliban senses imminent victory in Afghanistan and is ready to take revenge on its opponents.
Atmar said the UN and the international community must play a greater role to stop the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan due to Taliban violence and atrocities.
India expressed its concern over the treatment of Hindu and Sikh minorities and their places of worship and asked Pakistan to ensure the safety and security of its minority communities.
The picture continues to be hazy with the Taliban gaining ground in some areas while the Afghan armed forces are reported to have taken back territory in others.
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’
The development comes after outgoing U.S. commander Gen. Scott Miller warned that increasing violence seriously hurts Afghanistan's chances of finding a peaceful end to decades of war.
Jaishankar expressed concern over the escalation of violence and stressed the need to end the bloodshed in Afghanistan
With no political settlement in sight fears are mounting of another spree of violent strife in this war-ravaged nation
India supports Afghan peace process and is in touch with various stakeholders, said Arindam Bagchi
United Sikhs, A UN-affiliated NGO is providing financial and medical aid to the families who fled to India after the attack on Guru Har Rai Sahib Gurudwara in Kabul.
Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan runs to celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, centre, hugs Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
India's Mohammed Shami reacts after he was hit by three consecutive boundaries during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan reacts after hitting a six during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
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