Victims of Kabul blast arrive at hospital

Victims of a mortar attack on a large ceremony attended by Afghanistan’s chief executive and other leading government figures arrive at hospital. The Kabul attack killed three people and injured 22 others and represents a major security breach and marks a resumption of violence in the capital after weeks of calm amid ongoing peace talks between the US and Taliban in Doha. IMAGES of victims being taken to the hospital

Taliban encouraged about latest round of talks

Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said in Doha on Tuesday that the withdrawal of foreign forces is a core issue in the talks aimed at ending the 17-year war in Afghanistan. (Feb. 26)

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Afghan trailblazer describes confronting Taliban

Fawzia Koofi was hesitant to face the Taliban militants who jailed her husband, threatened to stone her for wearing nail polish, and — when she became a high-profile MP and women’s rights champion — tried to assassinate her. But the politician and mother of two daughters could not refuse a rare invitation to travel to Moscow earlier this month and stand before her oppressors to declare that Taliban misogyny and prejudice would never again take root in Afghanistan.

Afghans talk about lives under Taliban control

As the US and the Taliban seek an end to 17 years of grinding conflict in Afghanistan, Afghans fleeing their homes under Taliban controlled areas speak about their experiences there.

Taliban confront ‘fake’ news and social media in propaganda war

Fighting “fake” news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army — the Taliban’s sprawling propaganda machine embraces modernity even as the group vows to enforce Islamist controls on journalists if it returns to power.

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.

Acting US Defense Secretary Shanahan in Afghanistan

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with US commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban. (Feb. 11)

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US envoy in Taliban talks seeks peace deal before July elections

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, says “it will be better for Afghanistan if we could get a peace agreement before the election, which is scheduled in July.” SOUNDBITE

US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan not fixed: Taliban

“No timeline has been fixed so far” concerning the US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, says Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai on the second day of unprecedented talks between the Taliban and powerful Afghan politicians in Moscow.