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

World  /  Published 29.02.20

US to sign agreement with Taliban, says Trump

The United States will sign an agreement with the Taliban as part of its efforts to bring lasting peace in war-torn Afghanistan, President Donald Trump announced on Friday.'Soon, at my direction, Secr...
By PTI in

World  /  Published 19.11.19

Taliban swap western hostages for militants

By David Zucchino and Adam Goldman/New York Times News Service in Kabul

World  /  Published 04.03.20

US airstrike on Taliban fighters after pact

The US conducted an airstrike on Wednesday against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, a US forces’ spokesman said, the first such attack since a troop withdrawal agreemen...
By Reuters in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.20

Afghanistan: A sense of foreboding

The US-Taliban agreement has inevitably drawn comparisons with previous arrangements for great power withdrawal — most notably the United States of America from Vietnam in 1973 or the Soviet withdra...
By T.C.A. Raghavan 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

India  /  Published 02.03.20

Pakeezah parallel in US-Taliban deal, real negotiations to begin now: Delhi

Foreign minister S. Jaishankar on Monday likened the US-Taliban deal inked over the weekend to the release of the film Pakeezah in 1972 after a 16-year wait, saying the real negotiations would begin n...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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

Afghan peace deal hits first snag

Afghanistan's president said Sunday that he will 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 p...
By AP in Kabul

World  /  Published 08.09.19

Cancelled secret meeting with Taliban: Trump

By AP in Washington


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