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Afghan government, Taliban announce breakthrough deal to pursue peace talks
"This agreement demonstrates that the negotiating parties can agree on tough issues"
US and Afghan officials disagree over whether Taliban or ISIS responsible for Kabul hospital massacre
"Neither the Taliban hands nor their stained consciousness can be washed of the blood of women, babies & other innocent in the latest senseless carnage," Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Twitter.
Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace process
The Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group's suspension of talks on a planned prisoner exchange crucial to moving to formal talks to end years of war
Afghanistan prepares to swap 100 Taliban prisoners for 20 security forces
Afghanistan began on Thursday the process of releasing from jail 100 Taliban Islamist militants in a prisoner swap for 20 of its security forces, a senior security official and a Taliban representative said
Taliban prisoner exchange to begin amid COVID-19 pandemic
Afghanistan will release some Taliban prisoners this week as part of confidence building measure crucial for the success of the peace deal signed between America and the Taliban to end nearly two decades of war
The US has reached a potential peace deal with the Taliban
The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Monday
Afghan vice presidential candidate injured in bomb blast that killed 2, wounded dozens more
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came before an expected resumption of peace talks between Taliban insurgents and U.S. diplomats in coming days.