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    Next stage in the great game

    Suhasini Haidar | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    AS INTERNATIONAL talks with the Taliban leadership gain momentum, India’s foreign policy establishment has gone through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression...

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    Taliban deny seeking truce, talks with Kabul

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    The Taliban denied on Friday that they were discussing a ceasefire and dialogue with the Kabul government during ongoing talks with the US in Doha,...

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    US, Taliban talk troop withdrawal

    Reuters . Doha | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2019

    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...

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    Talks between USA and Taliban

    Natalya Zamarayeva | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    January 2019 saw the conclusion of the first round of talks between the USA and the Taliban, which took place in Qatar. The Afghan Taliban...

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    US, Taliban see significant progress in ending Afghan war

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:32pm on January 27, 2019

    The United States and the Taliban said on Saturday they had made substantial headway in negotiations to end the 17-year US war in Afghanistan, although...

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    Afghan intel claims killing Taliban mastermind of deadly attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 04:21pm on January 23, 2019

    Afghan main spy agency said on Wednesday it had killed the Taliban commander behind a deadly attack on an agency base this week, and vowed...

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    Betraying Mountbatten’s spirit

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    IT WAS an illuminating discussion between different factions from across the Irish fault lines at Yale University last month, which may hold useful lessons for...

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    Over 100 killed in Afghan military base attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than...

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    Seats around the Afghan round table

    Rakesh Sood | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    India must shed its diplomatic diffidence as a stakeholder, even with the Taliban’s presence, writes Rakesh Sood ONE year ago, on New Year’s Day, the...

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    Taliban kill more than 30

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 06:25pm on January 10, 2019

    The Taliban launched a series of attacks on security checkpoints in four Afghan provinces early on Thursday, killing 32 members of the security forces and...