US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

The first day of a weeklong “reduction in violence” agreement between the Taliban and the United States appears to be largely holding. More than 100,000 civilians have been killed or injured by the war in Afghanistan in the past 10 years. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

An agreement that is supposed to usher peace in Afghanistan has come into effect. The Taliban and the United States have begun what they are calling a week-long “reduction in violence”. With a thousand Afghans dying every month, the pause has offered some hope. But the unaccustomed silence has also raised some awkward questions. Al … Read more US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

Afghanistan war: Families say homes destroyed by US bombs

New statistics show the US dropped more than 7,400 bombs on Afghanistan last year, more than any year since 2013. And while there are signs of hope of a deal with the Taliban, it is too late for families already caught up in the crossfire. Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Afghanistan war: Families say homes destroyed by US bombs

A new political crisis in Afghanistan? I Inside Story

In 2014, their rivalry resulted in a US-brokered deal to share power, which was punctuated by 5 years of bickering. And now Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah are again disputing an election result. Ghani is officially the winner – but only just, and that’s rejected by Abdullah, who shares power with the president as a … Read more A new political crisis in Afghanistan? I Inside Story

Is the Coronavirus outbreak China’s ‘Chernobyl’ moment?

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, February 18: We look at sceptical reactions in the press to the Taliban announcing it will soon sign a peace deal with the US. Also, is Chinese President’s coercive governing style to blame for the outbreak of Coronavirus? Finally, have we finally entered the post-Tinder era? Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Is the Coronavirus outbreak China’s ‘Chernobyl’ moment?

US, Taliban negotiate 7-day reduction in violence: Pentagon

Ending almost two decades of violence in Afghanistan has been high on the agenda at a security conference in Munich. Now, a provisional agreement between the US and the Taliban aims to reduce violence for one week. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more US, Taliban negotiate 7-day reduction in violence: Pentagon

US and Taliban reach truce deal, US official says, paving way for peace talks

A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan. 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 … Read more US and Taliban reach truce deal, US official says, paving way for peace talks

US and Taliban announce agreement

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Afghanistan drug addiction on the rise as conflict continues

Drug addiction in Afghanistan is an issue often overshadowed by the years of armed conflict in the country. In the 20 years following the United States invasion, the number of addicts has risen. Now some members of the Taliban have stepped in to provide rehab services, but that comes with its own cost. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Afghanistan drug addiction on the rise as conflict continues