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US Taliban negotiations on Afghanistan appear to be progressing

Negotiations between the Taliban and the US to reach an agreement in Afghanistan appear to be gathering momentum. A partial ceasefire is expected to be agreed upon soon.

Op-Ed: US pauses peace talks after Taliban attack on Bagram air base

Last September as the US Taliban talks had reached a deal in principle, President Trump declared the talks dead after a Taliban attack that killed one US soldier among others. Trump was angered at the attack even though no ceasefire had been agreed,

Op-Ed: Afghan Taliban seek Pakistani aid in restarting peace talks

Islamabad - Senior Afghan Taliban officials have visited the Pakistan capital of Islamabad to discuss the stalled Afghan peace talks with Pakistani officials. They hope that Pakistan will aid in restarting the talks with the US.

Taliban attack on Kabul kills at least 16 and wounds 119

Kabul - Even as a peace deal between the Taliban and the US seems near, the Taliban are keeping up their attacks on the Afghan government. Violence in the country shows no sign of abating as each side tries to strengthen their position before any deal.

Op-Ed: Trump claims he would leave intelligence officers in Afghanistan

Trump said Monday that he would like to have a complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan but wants to leave a "strong intelligence" there a number of intelligence officers. He called Afghanistan the "Harvard of terrorists".

Pompeo confirms US is ready to withdraw troops from Afhganistan

Kabul - In a surprise visit to Kabul, the Afghan capital, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US is willing to remove troops from Afghanistan after more than 18 years of presence in the country.

US and Taliban plan 7th round of Afghan peace talks in Qatar

The United States and the Taliban are to start new negotiations in Qatar in another attempt to find a peaceful agreement to end the war in Afghanistan that has now been going on for 18 years.

US general insists that US should not withdraw from Afghanistan

At the US Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee yesterday Gen. Joe Dunford insisted that he thought that no one wanted more to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan than himself. He then argued against withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan.

Op-Ed: Peace talks on Afghanistan in Qatar indefinitely postponed

The Qatari government which is hosting peace talks with the US, Taliban and Afghan representatives announced that the talks are postponed indefinitely as they never even started even though they were scheduled to begin earlier this week.

Pakistan frees senior Taliban members to facilitate peace process

Islamabad - Seven senior Taliban figures have been released by Pakistan to help facilitate a peace process and reach a political resolution to the conflict in neighboring Afghanistan.

Op-Ed: President Karzai pulls out of talks with Taliban US troops killed

Doha - Just one day after the Taliban opened a political office in Doha, Qatar, and began peace talks with the US, and the Karzai government, Karzai withdrew in anger from the meetings.

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