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    What are Turkey and US up to in Afghanistan?

    MK Bhadrakumar | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2021

    THE zeal with which Washington is soliciting Turkey’s services to plot a way to normalise Afghanistan’s Taliban raises some troubling questions. Acting on Washington’s request,...

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    Afghan president to unveil new peace proposal

    Agenced France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:18pm on April 05, 2021

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has drawn up a new proposal for peace with the Taliban ahead of an international conference aimed at jump-starting faltering talks...

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    New Pentagon chief in surprise Afghan visit

    Agence France-Presse . Aboard a US military aircraft | Updated at 10:52pm on March 21, 2021

    US defence secretary Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Sunday just weeks before Washington is due to withdraw the last of its troops...

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    Taliban call on US to honour withdrawal deal

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:29pm on February 16, 2021

    The Taliban on Tuesday urged the US to honour a landmark withdrawal deal under which all foreign troops would exit Afghanistan in the coming months,...

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    Taliban warn NATO against continuation of war

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:39pm on February 13, 2021

    The Taliban on Saturday warned NATO against seeking a ‘continuation of war’, as the alliance weighs a planned withdrawal from Afghanistan. Defence ministers from the...

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    Biden faces dilemma on Afghan troop withdrawal

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 09:54pm on February 12, 2021

    US president Joe Biden faces ‘serious dilemmas’ in Afghanistan as a deadline to withdraw troops nears and the Taliban show no sign of ending their...

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    NATO urges Taliban to ‘live up to commitments’

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:08pm on February 04, 2021

    NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday urged the Taliban to honour commitments to reduce violence and cut ties to terror groups, as the alliance...

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    Taliban says will keep fighting if foreign troops stay

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:51pm on February 02, 2021

    The Taliban said Monday in Tehran that it will continue its ‘fight and jihad’ if foreign troops do not withdraw from Afghanistan by May 2021...

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    Eight Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 10:48pm on January 30, 2021

    A suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives into a base for Afghan defence forces in the country’s east on Saturday, killing at least...

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    Taliban says US ‘bombarding civilians, houses’ in violation of Afghan deal

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 09:55pm on January 29, 2021

    The Taliban on Friday rejected Washington’s accusations that it had not lived up to its promises in Afghanistan, in turn claiming the US was ‘bombarding...