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Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex, Islamic State claims responsibility

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex, Islamic State claims responsibility

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, trapping up to 200 people and inflicting casualties before the security forces killed the attackers, the government said.

At least 37 suspected Covid-19 patients flee Afghan hospital

At least 37 suspected Covid-19 patients flee Afghan hospital

At least 37 patients thought to be suffering from Covid-19, the illness brought on by the novel coronavirus, have fled from a hospital in Afghanistan's western Herat province, a Health Ministry spokesperson said Monday evening.

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.

Amir, US president discuss Afghanistan

Amir, US president discuss Afghanistan

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held on Wednesday evening a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ...

Afghan president, Qatar's special envoy review ties, peace talks

Afghan president, Qatar's special envoy review ties, peace talks

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani met Sunday with the Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution Dr Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani

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.

More than 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghan war in 2019: UN

More than 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghan war in 2019: UN

More than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan's war last year, the United Nations announced Saturday, as a historic partial truce kicked in across the country.

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.

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people.