The "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh released after 17 years in prison

The “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh released after 17 years in prison

“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh was released on Thursday, May 23, after seventeen years in prison for fighting alongside insurgents in Afghanistan. Today, 38, he left Terre Haute prison in Indiana early in the morning, said the Washington Post and CNN, citing his lawyer, Bill Cummings. John Walker Lindh was captured in late 2001 in […]

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Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan: Washington agrees with Moscow and Beijing

Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan: Washington agrees with Moscow and Beijing

It is a key agreement for the future of Afghanistan. The United States said Friday that it agrees with their Russian and Chinese rivals on a key point in the peace talks in Afghanistan: the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy for Afghanistan, met with Chinese and Russian emissaries […]

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UN official meets Taliban negotiators in Qatar

UN official meets Taliban negotiators in Qatar

The special representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Manua), Tadamichi Yamamoto, met in Taliban chief negotiator in Qatar on Thursday, the spokesman for the Islamist movement said. Yamamoto saw Mullah Baradar Akhund and other members of the Taliban’s negotiating team in the Qatari capital Doha, spokesman Zabihulla Mujahid said. The Doha meeting […]

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Fighting between Taliban and Islamic State in Afghanistan

Fighting between Taliban and Islamic State in Afghanistan

Heavy fighting has been fought between Taliban insurgents and Islamic State (IS) group members in eastern Afghanistan since Monday, local authorities said on Wednesday. The clashes are taking place in two districts of Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan, where the IS has attacked villages controlled by the Taliban. “IS fighters have taken control of six villages […]

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Afghanistan significant progress in peace talks between US and Taliban

Afghanistan: “significant progress” in peace talks between US and Taliban

The United States and the Taliban have made “significant progress” this week in their peace talks to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, even if they still face some major obstacles. “The meetings here have been more productive than they have been in the past, and we have made significant progress on crucial issues,” Zalmay […]

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Hekmatyar presidential candidate of July in Afghanistan

Hekmatyar presidential candidate of July in Afghanistan

Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who was accused of war crimes committed in the 1990s, started Saturday in the run-up to the presidential election in July. Returned from exile in 2016, he remains a very controversial character. His party, Hezb-e-Islami, is held responsible for many abuses during the civil war, including the siege of Kabul, […]

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Taliban attend the first conference in Moscow

Taliban attend the first conference in Moscow

Members of the High Council for Peace, the body responsible for overseeing the peace process in Afghanistan, met in Taliban on Friday with whom they renewed the proposal of President Ashraf Ghani to open peace talks without condition . MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Taliban participated for the first time in a diplomatic conference in Moscow […]

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Afghanistan: Three deaths in an attack on a school of midwives

Afghanistan: Three deaths in an attack on a school of midwives

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a midwifery school in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, on Saturday and clashed with Afghan security forces for several hours, killing three people. One of the attackers died at the beginning of the operation after operating his explosive belt. Another defended himself for several hours before being killed, a spokesman for […]

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Afghanistan: Women suicide bombers kill at least 35 worshipers in Shia mosque

Afghanistan: Women suicide bombers kill at least 35 worshipers in Shia mosque

The attack by two kamikazes in a burqa killed at least 35 people on Friday. The balance sheet increased on Saturday in Gardez, eastern Afghanistan, where the authorities counted 35 dead and 94 wounded in the aftermath of the attack of two suicide bombers in a burqa in a Shiite mosque, claimed by the jihadists […]

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