Afghanistan, TRUMP and the TALIBAN: The END OF the LONGEST WAR? – VisualPolitik EN

2020 has been hijacked by the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic. However, beyond this crisis, there are events that are worth talking about. One of them has to do with the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. We can probably all remember when and how the war in Afghanistan began, which few of us expected … Read more Afghanistan, TRUMP and the TALIBAN: The END OF the LONGEST WAR? – VisualPolitik EN

900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

The Afghan government has announced it will free 900 Taliban members of the insurgent group on Wednesday in the biggest such release yet. The release is part of a prisoner swap under a deal made by the Taliban and the United States in Doha in February. It’s a precursor to peace talks between Kabul and … Read more 900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

Afghanistan frees hundreds more Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

Afghan authorities freed hundreds more Taliban prisoners on Tuesday, as calls grew for the militants to extend a ceasefire on its third and final day. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more Afghanistan frees hundreds more Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

Afghanistan’s Ghani to accelerate Taliban prisoner release after agreeing to Eid ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began a process Sunday to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture after the insurgents proposed a surprise ceasefire during the Eid holiday.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Afghanistan’s Ghani to accelerate Taliban prisoner release after agreeing to Eid ceasefire

Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

From the cradle to the grave, it seems no one is safe from Afghanistan’s endless war. Newborn babies, mothers and nurses were among 24 people killed when gunmen opened fire inside a Kabul maternity hospital on Tuesday. While 21 mourners at a funeral in Nangahar province were killed by an ISIL suicide bomber. President Ashraf … Read more Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

Afghan attacks: president vows to take fight to insurgents

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered the country’s security forces Tuesday to resume offensive operations against the Taliban and other insurgent groups, following two separate attacks that killed dozens of people. “I order all the security forces to end their active defence position, return to offensive postures, and resume their operations against the enemy,” Ghani said … Read more Afghan attacks: president vows to take fight to insurgents

Afghan president orders operation against Taliban

A deal hoped to pave the way for peace in Afghanistan could be in tatters, after 34 people were killed in separate attacks on Tuesday. The president has ordered the military to resume offensive operations against the Taliban and other armed groups. But the Taliban denies any responsibility for the violence. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien … Read more Afghan president orders operation against Taliban

Pakistan: Once used by Taliban, Swat FM 98 now fights coronavirus

Pakhtunkhwa Radio FM 98 in northern Pakistan is holding on-air clinics to help provide healthcare information to residents in remote areas. Once used by Taliban to spread propaganda and intimidate people in the Swat Valley, the radio waves are now used to educate the public about the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. – … Read more Pakistan: Once used by Taliban, Swat FM 98 now fights coronavirus

Afghanistan: The detention centre for teenage Taliban members – BBC News

Inside Kabul’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre there are approximately 300 inmates aged between 12 and 18. They are some of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable and most troubled children. On average, around half are accused of being in militant groups: the Islamic State (IS) or the Taliban. Animation: Puneet Kumar and Nikita Deshpande Production: Secunder Kermani, Mahfouz Zubaide … Read more Afghanistan: The detention centre for teenage Taliban members – BBC News

Afghan government releases 100 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government has released 100 Taliban members from prison. It says it is trying to curb the spread of coronavirus in jails, but this is also the first step in a deal signed between the Taliban and the United States, aimed at ending nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat … Read more Afghan government releases 100 Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan releases 100 Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan has released 100 Taliban prisoners. It claims they were among the 5,000 detainees to be freed under the deal signed between the Taliban and the U.S. The Taliban says they have yet to verify those released were on the list. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more Afghanistan releases 100 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government and Taliban ready teams

The Afghan government and the Taliban are moving closer to starting a long-awaited dialogue. The government says it has finalized a 21-member negotiating team while local media reports say a 15-member Taliban delegation is to arrive in Kabul on Saturday. The upcoming talks aim at ending Afghanistan’s 18-year-old conflict. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more The Afghan government and Taliban ready teams

Pompeo meets Afghan political rivals during visit to Kabul

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Kabul, the Afghan capital, for an unannounced visit to try to salvage a historic deal between Washington and the Taliban. The deal was struck last month, but its implementation has been delayed over disagreements between the Afghan government and the Islamist militant group. Subscribe to us on … Read more Pompeo meets Afghan political rivals during visit to Kabul

Fragile Peace | Afghan govt resumes military ops against Taliban – reports

Afghan government reportedly ordered military operations to be resumed against the Taliban: in less than a month after the signing of a peace deal between Washington and the Taliban – agreement that was reached after more than 18 years of war – Defence Minister stated that Afghan forces would move from defence to ‘active defence’ … Read more Fragile Peace | Afghan govt resumes military ops against Taliban – reports

Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera

It has been more than a year since the former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan became Pakistan’s prime minister. During his campaign, Khan promised to turn his county’s economy around. But the fight to ease inflation has not been easy. The Pakistani rupee lost 35 percent of its value during Khan’s first year in office. And despite … Read more Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera