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Rupam Jain

Kabul's expanding foreigner 'bubble' trades safety for isolation

19 Mar 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan Kabul's green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and cases of wine from Europe, but many of those residing inside the heavily fortified enclave are not allowed to walk without an armed guard even for a distance of 100 metres.

RPT-INSIGHT-Left out of peace talks, U.S. allies reassess Afghan support

18 Mar 2019

KABUL, March 15 At a dinner party in Kabul's high-security "green zone" in March, a senior European diplomat poured himself a glass of red wine and pulled up a photograph on his iPhone.

Left out of peace talks, U.S. allies reassess Afghan support

15 Mar 2019

KABUL At a dinner party in Kabul's high-security "green zone" in March, a senior European diplomat poured himself a glass of red wine and pulled up a photograph on his iPhone.

Former Taliban leader lived under U.S. nose, new book says

14 Mar 2019

KABUL A biography of one-eyed former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar says he lived near a U.S. base in Afghanistan for years, not in Pakistan as U.S. officials have said, exposing Western failure to track him down, but a spokesman for the Afghan president described the claim as "delusional".

Taliban says held 'extensive talks' with U.S. officials, reconvening Saturday

28 Feb 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR,Pakistan Taliban and American officials holding talks in Qatar on ways to end the war in Afghanistan have held “extensive” discussions on how foreign troops could be withdrawn and on how to guarantee the country would not be used again by outside forces to attack other countries, the Taliban said in a statement on Thursday.

U.S., Taliban talk troop withdrawal, counter-terrorism at peace talks

26 Feb 2019

DOHA/KABUL American and Taliban officials looking to end a 17-year war in Afghanistan began their most detailed and high-level discussions yet on foreign troop withdrawals and counter-terrorism on Tuesday, officials close to the peace negotiations said.

Roadblocks cast shadow over path to peace in Afghanistan

03 Feb 2019

KABUL U.S. diplomats and the Afghan Taliban have seen cause for hope in talks to end the United States' longest war, but the pivotal issues of a ceasefire and the militants sitting down with the Afghan government are far from being resolved. | Video

Russia plays power broker as U.S.-Taliban talks gather steam

31 Jan 2019

KABUL Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a U.S. official called an attempt to "muddle" the U.S.-backed peace process.

Roadblocks cast shadows over path to peace in Afghanistan

30 Jan 2019

KABUL, Jan 30 U.S. diplomats and the Afghan Taliban have seen cause for hope in talks to end the United States' longest war, but the pivotal issues of a ceasefire and the militants sitting down with the Afghan government are far from being resolved.

U.S. sees contours of peace accord with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan

29 Jan 2019

KABUL/WASHINGTON The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, a U.S. special envoy said on Monday, but there was no sign the insurgent group had accepted key U.S. demands. | Video

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U.S. lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russia report

U.S. lawmakers waited on Sunday for details of a confidential report into a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over President Donald Trump's time in office and raised questions about possible collusion between the Republican's campaign and Moscow.