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The Taliban have not changed, warn Afghans living under their rule

Kandahar - Ali Ahmad Alizai has no choice but to obey when the Taliban come knocking on his door demanding food, shelter or a slice of his hard-earned harvest to fund their insurgency."The Taliban run a dictatorship here. They have their own laws.

Taliban announce talks with US in Islamabad

Kabul - The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan.

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Kabul - Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.

Taliban say Moscow talks with Afghan politicians 'very successful'

Moscow - The Taliban on Wednesday hailed unprecedented talks with Afghan politicians as "very successful", despite disagreements over women's rights and the group's demand for an Islamic constitution in the war-torn country.

Taliban hold rare talks with Afghan politicians in Moscow

Moscow - The Taliban began an extraordinary meeting with high-ranking Afghan politicians -- including women -- on Tuesday in Moscow, where rivals of President Ashraf Ghani called for an interim government as they negotiated without him.

Taliban takes centre stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks

Kabul - President Ashraf Ghani is being pushed to the sidelines as the Taliban ignores his overtures for peace and negotiates instead with his friends, and enemies, over the future of Afghanistan.

Trump 'serious' about Afghan withdrawal, Taliban says

Kabul - US President Donald Trump is serious about getting out of Afghanistan, the Taliban told AFP Friday, outlining the "Islamic system" comprising "all Afghans" that the group says it hopes to establish under any peace deal.

Afghan women fear cost of peace will be their freedom

Kabul - It is naive to think the Taliban have changed their stance on women's rights, says Kabul restaurateur Laila Haidari, who like many educated Afghan women fears any peace deal between the extremists and the US could erode hard-won freedoms.

US envoy confirms 'draft framework' with Taliban: NYT

Kabul - The US and the Taliban have drafted the framework of a deal which could pave the way for peace talks with Kabul, Washington's main negotiator was quoted as saying Monday, but major hurdles including a ceasefire and a withdrawal of foreign forces remain...

Afghan president calls on Taliban to 'enter serious talks' with Kabul

Kabul - Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to "enter serious talks" with the government in Kabul Monday, following unprecedented marathon negotiations between the insurgents and the US in Qatar last week."I call on the Taliban to...

Kabul govt key to peace talks, US says, after Taliban progress

Kabul - Afghanistan said on Monday it has been reassured by Washington that progress in talks with the Taliban remains geared towards facilitating peace negotiations with the government in Kabul.

US-Taliban talks: As hopes rise of a deal, what comes next?

Kabul - More than 17 years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, Washington and the Taliban appear closer than ever to some sort of agreement that could bring the insurgents to the table for peace talks.

US, Taliban see significant progress in ending Afghan war

Washington - The United States and the Taliban said Saturday they had made substantial headway in negotiations to end the 17-year US war in Afghanistan, although sticking points remained.

US envoy hails 'significant progress' in Taliban talks

Washington - The US envoy negotiating with the Taliban hailed "significant progress" Saturday in finding a solution to end Afghanistan's long-running war."Meetings here were more productive than they have been in the past.

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

Kabul - The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday with US officials seeking to end 17 years of conflict in Afghanistan.

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

Tehran - Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed at bringing an end to 17 years of conflict.

Afghan Taliban were in Iran for peace talks: foreign ministry

Tehran - The Afghan Taliban were in Iran on Sunday for fresh peace negotiations with senior officials, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Tehran - Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday according to the Tasnim news agency, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE.

Pakistan says US troop withdrawal 'step forward' in Afghan peace effort

Islamabad - Pakistan on Saturday welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to slash US troop numbers in Afghanistan, calling it a step towards peace in the war-torn nation.

Afghanistan sends team to join Taliban peace talks in UAE

Kabul - An Afghan peace negotiations team has arrived in Abu Dhabi, an official said Tuesday, a day after talks attended by US and Taliban representatives were held in the city aimed at ending the 17-year conflict.

Talks aimed at ending Afghan conflict held in UAE

Islamabad - Talks aimed at ending the Afghan conflict were held Monday in the United Arab Emirates, the Pakistan government said, with US and Taliban representatives believed to be in attendance.

US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

Kabul - A senior Taliban military commander has been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

UK security firm G4S says five employees among 10 killed in Kabul attack

Kabul - British security firm G4S said Thursday that five of its employees were among at least 10 people killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on one of its compounds in Kabul.

Wounded toll rises after blast at UK security firm in Kabul

Kabul - A massive crater marked the spot where a vehicle bomb detonated outside a British security firm's compound in Kabul, killing at least 10 people, as the number of wounded rose Thursday to 29.

Unknown attackers kills key Pakistani cleric with Taliban links

Islamabad - Unidentified attackers have assassinated a key Pakistani cleric with close ties to the Afghan Taliban, officials and family said Friday.

Pakistan frees Taliban leader after US talks with militants

Islamabad - A top Taliban commander held in Pakistani detention for more than eight years has been freed, sources said Thursday, in an apparent move to aid tentative talks between the United States and the militant group.

Taliban confirm meeting with US peace envoy in Qatar

Kabul - A Taliban delegation has met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending the Afghan conflict, the militant group said Saturday, the first time either side has officially confirmed talks.

Who are the Haqqanis, Afghanistan's most feared insurgents?

Kabul - The Taliban announced Tuesday the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, a former CIA asset whose eponymous militant group is now considered one of the most dangerous factions fighting Afghan and US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Russia says Afghanistan talks postponed

Moscow - Russia said on Monday that international peace talks on Afghanistan have been postponed following a phone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani.

Afghanistan awaits Taliban response to truce offer

Kabul - Afghanistan was Monday awaiting the Taliban's response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal for a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.
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Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on August 26, 2001
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