Ashraf Ghani
Opinion  /  Published 27.05.20

Should India talk to the Taliban?

It came as a shock for the Indian intelligence community. Firstly, the body of the lone suicide bomber found at the Sikh gurudwara on March in Kabul was said to be a Malayalee, Muhamed Muhsin. Secondl...
By Neena Gopal in

World  /  Published 10.03.20

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the US military said on Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani...
By AP in Kabul

World  /  Published 06.03.20

27 killed in Kabul attack, leader unhurt

Gunmen attacked a ceremony in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 27 people in the first major attack on the Afghan capital since the US reached an agreement with the Taliban to withdraw US troops. The ...
By Reuters in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.20

Afghanistan's brittle peace deal

Donald Trump, facing the test of presidential re-election, would, understandably, be eager to project the freshly-minted peace treaty on Afghanistan — it was inked in Doha — as proof of his abilit...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 01.03.20

Deal falters on prisoners

Afghanistan’s President on Sunday said he would not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy ...
By Reuters and AP in Kabul

World  /  Published 29.02.20

US, Taliban sign troop pullout deal

The US signed a deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way towards a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan over the next 14 months and represent a step toward endi...
By Reuters in Doha

World  /  Published 20.01.20

Davos turns into fortress ahead of WEF meet

A restricted airspace and round-the-clock surveillance through radars, drones and fighter jets have made this Swiss ski resort town into a virtual fortress with all rich and powerful from across the w...
By PTI in Davos

World  /  Published 29.11.19

Reopened talks with Taliban: Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared that he has reopened peace negotiations with the Taliban less than three months after scuttling talks in hopes of ending 18 years of war.He made the stateme...
By Michael Crowley/New York Times News Service in

World  /  Published 19.11.19

Taliban say they freed 2 hostages for 3 leaders

The Taliban said they freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghan...
By AP in Islamabad

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.19

Crystal gazing into Afghanistan’s future

The Afghan presidential elections were held successfully and surprisingly peacefully in September. Just before the elections, President Donald Trump dramatically cancelled the Camp David talks but the...
By Anand Arni and Pranay Kotasthane in


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