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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.

US, Taliban set to sign historic deal

US, Taliban set to sign historic deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US and the Taliban have reached an "understanding" that could result in a "reduction in violence" in Afghanistan.

US, Taliban could sign peace deal in February if Taliban reduces violence: sources

US, Taliban could sign peace deal in February if Taliban reduces violence: sources

A US-Taliban peace deal could be signed this month if the Taliban significantly reduces violence, and that deal could lead to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan ...

Taliban attacks on checkpoints in northern Afghanistan kill 13

Taliban attacks on checkpoints in northern Afghanistan kill 13

At least 13 Afghan security forces were killed and several more injured when Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Wednesday.

Taliban repel Afghan forces' bid to reach US plane crash site

Taliban repel Afghan forces' bid to reach US plane crash site

Afghan forces and Taliban fighters clashed in a central region where a US military aircraft crashed, officials said on Tuesday, as the government tried to reach the wreckage site in a Taliban stronghold.

Afghan forces launch air, ground attacks on Taliban, killing 51

Afghan forces launch air, ground attacks on Taliban, killing 51

Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fighters in an escalation that signalled renewed deadlock in peace talks.

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to ‘scale down’ military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

Taliban abducts 27 members of peace march in west Afghanistan

Taliban abducts 27 members of peace march in west Afghanistan

Taliban militants have abducted 27 members of the People's Peace Movement from Afghanistan's western province of Farah, a leader of the group said on Wednesday.

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

Seven Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a base in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as local and international forces brace for another deadly winter.

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility Monday for an attack on an American convoy that killed one US soldier and, according to the insurgents, wounded several more.

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

Two Western hostages held for three years by the Taliban in Afghanistan landed in Germany Thursday after a prisoner exchange two days earlier, a US diplomat confirmed.