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Three Indians abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban in 2018 to be released

As many as three Indian engineers, who were abducted in 2018 in Afghanistan by the Taliban forces are all set to be released. The development comes days after the US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met Taliban in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

Oct 06, 2019, 19:09 PM IST

Taliban delegation meets Imran Khan, discusses Afghan peace process

Pakistan wished for the talks to resume 'to smooth the path for durable, long-lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan', Qureshi was quoted as saying in a statement.

Oct 04, 2019, 06:46 AM IST

'Pak's ISI trained terrorists to do jihad', admits Imran Khan

"We first trained these guys for Jihad and it was a great idea and now we are telling the same groups as terrorism," Imran Khan. Watch this video to know more.

Sep 27, 2019, 08:54 AM IST

Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens to disrupt presidential poll

Violence in Saturday`s election, in which President Ashraf Ghani is widely expected to win a second five-year term, could deepen political instability, embolden the Taliban and set back efforts to get stalled peace talks back on track.

Sep 26, 2019, 18:33 PM IST

35 civilians killed by Afghan forces in southern Helmand province

The incident occurred on Sunday night when Afghan forces raided a house that the officals said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers, but during the attack a wedding venue situated adjacent the target came under fire.

Sep 23, 2019, 14:06 PM IST

DNA: Non Stop News, 17 September, 2019

This segment of DNA brings to you important stories of the day. Watch this video for more info.

Sep 17, 2019, 21:50 PM IST

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghanistan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

In the wake of the attack, bodies littered the dusty ground as smoke rose from the site of the explosion, a giant blue billboard bearing the face of Ghani`s running mate Amrullah Saleh looming over the scene.

Sep 17, 2019, 20:02 PM IST

DNA: Non Stop News, 16 September, 2019

This segment of DNA brings to you important stories of the day. Watch this video for more info.

Sep 16, 2019, 22:20 PM IST

Taliban delegation visits Russia days after Donald Trump ends peace talks

Taliban's Qatar-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen said a Taliban delegation met Zamir Kabulov, Russia's special envoy for Afghanistan and during the meeting, Kabulov said that the US and the Taliban must resume talks.

Sep 15, 2019, 12:03 PM IST

DNA: Non Stop News, 13 September, 2019

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Sep 13, 2019, 21:58 PM IST

30 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrike

Three hijacked military vehicles were also destroyed in the strike, the official said.

Sep 11, 2019, 17:05 PM IST

US designates leader of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Taliban, Noor Wali, as terrorist

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan is responsible for carrying out multiple suicide bombings and killing hundreds of civilians.

Sep 11, 2019, 07:20 AM IST

Donald Trump's tweets on calling off peace talks 'unbelievable', says Taliban

Trump on Saturday announced that he was calling off the peace negotiations with the Taliban and cancelled a "secret meeting" with the group`s representatives at Camp David in the wake of the Kabul terror attack, which claimed 12 lives, including an American soldier.

Sep 09, 2019, 06:59 AM IST

Afghan peace talks dead, US to keep pressure on Taliban: Pompeo

US President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced on Saturday that he had canceled peace talks with the Taliban`s "major leaders" at the Camp David, Maryland, presidential compound after the group claimed responsibility for a Kabul attack last week that killed a US soldier and 11 other people.

Sep 08, 2019, 20:47 PM IST

Taliban claims responsibility for suicide blast in Afghan capital Kabul

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said three vehicles were destroyed, 12 foreigners and eight members of the Afghan forces were killed but the Afghan government rejected the casualty figures claimed by the Taliban.

Sep 05, 2019, 13:19 PM IST

As US, Taliban near Afghanistan deal, fighting intensifies in north

Zalmay Khalilzad, the Afghan-born US diplomat overseeing negotiations for Washington, said he would travel to the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday for consultations after wrapping up the ninth round of talks with Taliban officials in Qatar.

Sep 01, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

US-Taliban talks end without deal, both sides to consult

The eighth round of talks, which began on August 3 and focused on technical details, ended in the early hours, according to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

Aug 12, 2019, 20:01 PM IST

EAM S Jaishankar, US official Zalmay Khalilzad discuss Afghanistan situation

A tweet by EAM said that both sides "shared views on how we could work together effectively". This is the third visit by Khalilzad to India in 2019 and comes even as Afghan peace process gathers pace.

Aug 06, 2019, 21:48 PM IST

Taliban denounce Afghan election, warn rallies face attack

The Taliban called for a boycott of the election scheduled for September 28, and said foreign powers should instead focus on the effort to negotiate the deal with the United States on "ending the occupation of Afghanistan".

Aug 06, 2019, 21:07 PM IST

Fresh round of US, Taliban peace talks begin in Qatar's Doha

A fresh round of US-Taliban peace talks began in Qatar`s capital Doha on Saturday, officials said, describing it to be the "most crucial" phase of negotiations to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

Aug 03, 2019, 14:49 PM IST