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EFSAS webinar: Experts discuss rise of ISIS in South Asia, points at Pakistan’s role in ‘supporting’ terror groups

Amsterdam: The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) hosted a well-attended webinar titled, ‘Rise of ISIS in South Asia’, on the sidelines of the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Afghan forces repel Taliban attack in northeastern province, 5 killed in fighting

Faizabad/Xinhua: The Afghan security forces have repulsed Taliban militants' attack on Duaba Yaftal Bala, a suburban of Faizabad, capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, provincial police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani said on Saturday.

Pakistan still not held accountable for terrorism, can destabilize post-peace Afghanistan, writes Afghan group to US politician

Kabul: Afghanistan's Milli Gato Saatonko Group, a national interests preservation body, has sent a letter to US politician Stephen F. Lynch and claimed that Taliban used 'Pakistan as a launching ground to attack the US, NATO and Afghan security forces'.

Taliban key commander among 4 killed in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province

Faizabad/Xinhua: Four militants including a Taliban key commander Mawlawi Ataullah have been confirmed dead as clash flared up in Raghistan district of Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province, provincial government spokesman Nik Mohammad Nazari said Tuesday.

'China-Pakistan may contradict in their stand on Taliban coming to power in Afghanistan'

Kabul: There seems to be a clear contrasting belief between China and Pakistan on whether the Taliban should come to power in Afghanistan, an opinion piece published in a top Kabul-based news agency claimed.

Former senator, 5 guards killed in Taliban ambush in W. Afghanistan

Kabul/Xinhua: Taliban militants killed a former Afghan senator and five of his guards in the country's western Badghis province on Monday, the acting provincial governor confirmed.

Afghan government team seeks to end ongoing war, violence via talks with Taliban: Kabul

Kabul/Sputnik: The Afghan government's team intends to put an end to the longstanding war and violence in the country and ensure lasting peace via the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha, Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Monday.

Taliban ceasefire negotiations will take time: Afghanistan’s Abdullah warns government

Doha/Sputnik: The ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha will be lengthy, as a decades-long war cannot be concluded in a matter of days, Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, said at a press conference on Sunday.

Taliban spokesman says ceasefire in Afghanistan to happen when gov’t adopts Islamic system

Doha/Sputnik: A lasting ceasefire in Afghanistan will be reached once the governmental system in the country becomes Islamic, Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman for the Taliban's political office, said on the sidelines of the ongoing peace talks in Doha on Saturday.

Mike Pompeo to hold separate meetings with Kabul, Taliban delegations in Doha : State Dept.

Washington/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold on Saturday separate meetings with the delegations of the Afghan government and the Taliban Islamist movement on the sidelines of the intra-Afghan talks in Doha, the US Department of State said.

Taliban kills 16 afghan servicemen in Nangarhar province: Source

Kabul/Sputnik: The Taliban Islamist movement has attacked positions of the Afghan security forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, leaving 16 servicemen dead and some more injured, a local source told Sputnik on Friday.

France, Australia speak out about Taliban prisoners release, transfer ahead of Doha talks

Moscow/Sputnik: The French Foreign Ministry expressed on Friday its discontent with the Afghan government's decision to release Taliban prisoners who were convicted to sentences for murdering French citizens, and Australia's high-ranking officials condemned the decision to transfer "sensitive" prisoners to Doha.

Two Afghan police officers killed in Taliban attack in Helmand province

Kabul/Sputnik: At least two Afghan police officers were killed and two civilians were injured in a Taliban attack in the Nawa district of Helmand on Wednesday, a security source said.

Afghanistan: Freed Taliban by government returns again to pursue 'jihad'

Kabul: In a startling revelation, Taliban prisoners released by the Afghan government as part of a deal brokered by the United States aimed at ending almost 20 years of war are returning to the battlefield as commanders and fighters.

Afghanistan: Near-record violence risks derailing imminent talks between Government and Taliban

New York: The UN’s top official in Afghanistan has warned that with the formal launch of direct peace negotiations imminent, near-record violence in the country is creating an atmosphere of mistrust that risks derailing long-sought talks between the Government and the Taliban.