A Taliban suicide attacker struck a government bus in Kabul Monday, wounding eight people, officials said, as insurgent representatives hold talks with an Afghan delegation aimed at ending the country`s 13-year war.
) - Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of US troops in the country.
Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day on Sunday, but it was unclear if the dialogue hosted by Qatar moved any closer to long-awaited formal negotiations to end Afghanistan`s devastating war.
An Afghan delegation is headed to Qatar for "open discussions" with representatives of the Taliban insurgents over the next few days aimed at ending Afghanistan`s long war, the deputy chief of the country`s High Peace Council said on Friday.
Kunduz City: The Afghan Army and police on Thursday failed to expel Taliban fighters from the outskirts of a besieged provincial capital as a seventh day of fierce fighting put pressure on national forces struggling largely without US military backup.
The US military has sent fighter jets to Afghanistan`s northern province of Kunduz, where Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive and overrun government checkpoints close to the main city, US and Afghan sources said.
A day after holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will on Wednesday hold a business meeting with organisations - Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (Assocham).
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a united regional and global front to fight the "new ecology of terror", very brutal and "morphing very rapidly" that Afghanistan is experiencing and also outlined his vision of recreating his country as a "roundabout" to become the hub of South and Central Asian trade and transit.
India on Tuesday offered assistance to war-ravaged Afghanistan in diverse sectors including defence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held extensive talks during which both leaders stressed the need for concrete action to dismantle terror networks.
Intense fighting flared in northern Afghanistan as security forces battled Taliban insurgents advancing Tuesday on a major provincial capital, officials said, with terrified residents fearing the fall of the besieged city.
Taliban insurgents shot rockets onto a US base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital on Friday, as they officially launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting.
The Afghan Taliban said their annual "spring offensive" will begin on Friday, vowing nationwide attacks in what is expected to be the bloodiest fighting season in a decade as NATO forces pull back from the frontlines.