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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.

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.