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Afghan peace negotiators far apart on basic issues such as ceasefire, women's rights

21 Sep 2020

KABUL The Afghan government and Taliban militants remain far apart on even the most basic issues a week into talks meant to end two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of people, diplomats and negotiators say.

Prisoners sought by Taliban on flight to Doha, peace talks this weekend

10 Sep 2020

KABUL Six prisoners sought by the Taliban left Kabul on a flight to Doha on Thursday evening, two government sources told Reuters, as the insurgents confirmed they would start long-awaited peace talks on Saturday.

Afghan negotiators wait in Kabul as start of peace talks faces delays - sources

07 Sep 2020

KABUL Afghan negotiators have pushed back a planned trip to Doha for long-awaited peace talks with the Taliban as logistical issues are still being worked on in the Qatari capital, delaying the start of the talks, a government and a diplomatic source said on Monday.

Afghan officials primed for talks with Taliban after deal on prisoners, sources say

03 Sep 2020

KABUL Afghan negotiators and senior officials will fly to Doha for peace talks with the Taliban after the two sides reached a compromise over the release of prisoners, diplomatic and government sources said.

Afghanistan frees nearly 200 Taliban prisoners to push peace talks

02 Sep 2020

KABUL Afghanistan has freed nearly 200 Taliban prisoners to spur long-delayed peace talks, as a team of negotiators readies to fly this week to Qatar's capital, Afghan officials said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan frees nearly 200 Taliban prisoners to push peace talks

02 Sep 2020

KABUL Afghanistan has freed nearly 200 Taliban prisoners to spur long-delayed peace talks, as a team of negotiators readies to fly this week to Qatar's capital, Afghan officials said on Wednesday.

Peace talks between Afghan officials, Taliban to start in September - Afghan officials

27 Aug 2020

KABUL/ISLAMABAD Peace talks between warring Afghan sides will begin in early September said the country's top peace negotiator on Thursday in Kabul, a crucial diplomatic process needed to end about two decades of war in Afghanistan.

Rocket attack in Kabul wounds at least 10, triggers embassy lockdowns

18 Aug 2020

KABUL More than a dozen rockets struck Kabul on Tuesday, wounding at least ten people, including children, prompting some foreign embassies to order a lockdown, officials and sources in the Afghan capital said. | Video

Afghan president signs off on Taliban prisoner release, peace talks expected in days

10 Aug 2020

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday signed a decree to release a final batch of "hardcore" Taliban prisoners demanded by the militants, sources told Reuters, paving the way for long-awaited peace talks to begin in Qatar.

Afghanistan to release 400 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners in bid for peace

09 Aug 2020

KABUL The Afghan government agreed on Sunday to release 400 "hard-core" Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks aimed at ending almost two decades of war. | Video

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