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Taliban yet not ready to attend Turkey Conference on 16 April

The Afghan insurgent group, the Taliban, has expressed its inability to attend the Turkey Conference--aimed at fast-tracking the Afghan peace process-- on 16 April in Istanbul, Turkey, saying the group is yet to finalize its internal consultations on the agenda shared by the United States.

Taliban warns US against keeping troops in Afghanistan beyond May 1

The Taliban has warned the United States against keeping foreign troops in Afghanistan beyond 1 May, saying any stay beyond the deadline would continue violence in the country, reported TOLOnews.

Afghanistan: District police chief, 9 other cops killed in suspected Taliban attack

Kabul: A police chief and nine other cops were killed as Taliban terrorists attacked Afghanistan's Lashkargah city, media reports said on Saturday.

Afghanistan still expects to see change in Taliban’s attitude: Security Adviser

Moscow/Sputnik: Afghanistan still expects to see a change in Taliban's attitude, Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan's national security adviser, said on Tuesday following last week's peace talks with Taliban in Doha and a meeting in Moscow.

Return of Islamic Emirate ‘unacceptable’ in Afghanistan: Moscow declaration

In what came as a clear and stern message to the Afghan insurgent group, the Taliban, a joint statement issued by America, Russia, Pakistan, and China made it clear that the return of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan is “unacceptable” to the international community.

Afghanistan: Taliban abduct 11 members in Herat

Herat: Suspected Taliban terrorists have abducted 11 workers at the Pashdan Dam in Karokh district of Afghanistan's Herat region on Sunday, media reports said.

Afghanistan govt claims Taliban maintains close ties with Al-Qaeda

Kabul: Afghanistan Foreign Ministry has said the Taliban still have close ties to Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, media reports said.

Joe Biden administration to review US-Taliban agreement: White House

Washington/Sputnik: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told his Afghan counterpart that the Biden administration will review Washington’s peace deal with the Taliban, the White House said in a statement.

Police recover several children before being sent to Pakistan

Kabul: Afghanistan's First Vice President Amrullah Saleh has said police have recovered  several young and minor children who were being taken to Taliban madrassas in Pakistan for insurgency training.

Expert believes Taliban failed to change its way despite Intra-Afghanistan talks

Keeping in mind the recent negotiations that the Afghanistan government and Taliban resumed, several American policymakers have opined that the Taliban has changed but the people of the war-battered nation feels that  the group still believes in its "medieval, totalitarian, and dogmatic ideologies".

Airstrike in eastern Afghanistan leaves 13 Taliban killed: Authorities

Kabul/Sputnik: Thirteen Taliban fighters were killed by an airstrike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the provincial press office said on Monday.

Pakistan supports Taliban, Al-Qaeda: Afrasiab Khattak

Kabul: A senior Pakistani leader has said the South Asian nation supports not only the Taliban but also Al-Qaeda to gain their regional goals.

Security forces kill 7 Taliban members in southern Afghanistan: Defence Ministry

Moscow/Sputnik: Seven Taliban militants have been killed after the Afghan military foiled an attack on security checkpoints in the southern Afghan district of Zheria, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

Afghanistan issue: US-Taliban to meet on Jan 5, says Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan's Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the next rounds of talks between the US and Afghan Taliban over the issue of establishing peace in Afghanistan will be held on Jan 5.

Slain Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has a 'life insurance' policy in Pakistan: Report

Islamabad:  Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour,who was killed in a  US drone attack in 2016, had purchased a ‘life insurance’ policy from a private company in Pakistan using a fake identity, media reports said.