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Over 400 Afghan security personnel killed or wounded by Taliban in past week: govt

Over 400 Afghan security personnel killed or wounded by Taliban in past week: govt

The Taliban have killed or wounded more than 400 Afghan security personnel over the past week, the interior ministry said Sunday, accusing the insurgents of increasing attacks ahead of expected peace talks.

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

Afghan authorities plan to release 900 more Taliban prisoners Tuesday, as a rare ceasefire by the insurgents entered its third and last day.

Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

A surprise Taliban ceasefire appeared Monday to be holding for a second day, as authorities planned to release up to 2,000 insurgents held by security forces.

Afghan president vows to speed up release of Taliban prisoners

Afghan president vows to speed up release of Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed Sunday to speed up the release of Taliban prisoners after welcoming a surprise offer by the insurgents of a three-day ceasefire during the Eid holiday.

Afghanistan to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners in two phases

Afghanistan to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners in two phases

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree ordering the gradual release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners in two phases, the presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Afghan President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani signed a decree to facilitate the release of some Taliban prisoners in Afghan jails, a spokesman for his office said on Wednesday.

Decree on release of Taliban prisoners Tuesday

Decree on release of Taliban prisoners Tuesday

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pledged Monday to issue a decree on the release of Taliban prisoners Tuesday. The President also said that on the same day the negotiating team will be finalised.

Afghan President announces extending truce with Taliban for a week

Afghan President announces extending truce with Taliban for a week

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced extension to the temporary truce between the government and Taliban movement for one week, hoping to agree on a complete ceasefire in the country.

US, Taliban sign historic peace agreement/accord in Doha

US, Taliban sign historic peace agreement/accord in Doha

The United States of America (US) and the Taliban on Saturday signed a peace agreement in Doha under the auspices of Qatar which is expected to end nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan.

Amir meets leader of Taliban Political Office

Amir meets leader of Taliban Political Office

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met on Saturday at his Al Bahr Palace office with the head of the Political Office of Afghan Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar ...

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan.

Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day.