afghan peace process

More Than 50 Afghan Police Killed in Helmand Fighting

By Mohammad Stanekzai Lashkar Gah, May 30 – More than 50 Afghan police have been reported killed over the past two days in heavy fighting around the capital of the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Monday. Helmand has been the scene of major offensives over the past year by Taliban insurgents seeking to

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Afghanistan Signs Draft Accord with Militant Leader

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, May 18 – Afghanistan signed a draft agreement with the Hezb-e-Islami militant group on Wednesday that the government hopes could lead to a full peace accord with one of the most notorious warlords in the insurgency. Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is a veteran of decades of Afghan war and rights groups

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Four-Nation Talks on Afghan Peace Begin Amid Dim Hopes, Blame

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, May 18 – A fifth round of four-nation talks aimed at laying the ground for a negotiated end to the Afghan war began in Pakistan on Wednesday, as hopes faded for bringing the Taliban insurgents to the table quickly. The Afghan government declined to send a delegation from Kabul for the

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Four-Country Talks on Taliban to Begin in Pakistan

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 – Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are set to begin talks on Monday aimed at restarting the Afghan peace process and eventually ending 14 years of bloodshed fighting the Taliban insurgents. Officials from the four countries will meet in Islamabad, Pakistan foreign office sources said, in what

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