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Rupam Jain

China pledges to help Afghanistan and Pakistan bridge divisions

15 Dec 2018

KABUL China pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan overcome longstanding suspicions, as officials from the three nations met on Saturday in the latest round of diplomacy aimed at opening talks with the Taliban to end the Afghan war.

World powers meet in Geneva on Afghan reforms, peace prospects

27 Nov 2018

KABUL/GENEVA Afghan leaders and international diplomats meet in Geneva on Tuesday to evaluate whether strategies and aid offered to Afghanistan are helping resolve the quagmire created by the 17-year war, paving way for the withdrawal of foreign troops. | Video

Afghans try to identify group behind attack on clerics, toll climbs to 55

21 Nov 2018

KABUL Afghan authorities were struggling on Wednesday to identify the group behind a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 55 people at a gathering of religious scholars in Kabul after the Taliban denied any responsibility. | Video

U.S. envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019 - media

18 Nov 2018

KABUL The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday.

U.S. peace envoy seeks to reassure Kabul it won't be blocked from talks

16 Nov 2018

KABUL The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is trying to reassure the U.S.-backed government in Kabul that it will not be shut out of a peace process with the Taliban, after it complained of being side-lined from talks, officials said on Friday.

Russia reaches out to Afghan leaders for Taliban talks, angering Kabul

02 Nov 2018

KABUL Russia has quietly invited a group of senior Afghan politicians to talks with the Taliban in Moscow, bypassing President Ashraf Ghani's government in a move that has angered officials in Kabul who say it could muddle the U.S.-backed peace process.

Afghan forces struggle to regain ground as casualties mount - report

01 Nov 2018

KABUL The Afghan government is struggling to recover control of districts lost to Taliban insurgents while casualties among security forces have reached record levels, a U.S. watchdog agency said on Thursday.

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

22 Oct 2018

KABUL Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election because hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on Sunday after the authorities extended voting for another day.

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

21 Oct 2018

KABUL Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on Sunday after voting times were extended despite security threats and warnings of fraud.

Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delays

21 Oct 2018

KABUL Afghans braved chaotic delays outside polling stations and the threat of militant attacks to vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday that were seen as a major test of the Western-backed government's credibility. | Video

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