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Afghanistan: Is peace with the Taliban possible?

We ask Abdullah Abdullah about US-Taliban peace talks and debate the so-called US war on drugs.

Afghanistan: Is peace with the Taliban possible?

Asia

Three US troops, one contractor killed in Afghanistan explosion

Taliban claims responsibility for blast near Bagram airbase, close to Afghan capital, Kabul.

Three US troops, one contractor killed in Afghanistan explosion

Afghanistan

Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces in 2-day siege

Taliban fighters storm Afghan government compound in Badghis, kill at least 32 soldiers and policemen in 48 hours.

Afghanistan: Taliban encircles government compound, kills dozens

Asia

Taliban kills Afghan security forces in 'massive' Badghis attack

Taliban fighters storm Afghan government compound, kill at least 20 soldiers and policemen in western Badghis attack.

Taliban kills Afghan security forces in 'massive' Badghis attack

Afghanistan

Afghan vice president narrowly escapes Taliban attack

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Abdul Rashid Dostum's convoy which killed one of his bodyguards.

Afghan vice president narrowly escapes Taliban attack

Afghanistan

Explosion, Taliban attacks kill dozens across Afghanistan

Four students were killed in an explosion in Ghazni, while at least 25 security forces died in separate attacks.

Explosion, Taliban attacks kill dozens across Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Pakistan PM's remarks on Afghan peace process stir diplomatic row

Afghans criticise Imran Khan for suggesting setting up of an interim government to help with peace talks with Taliban.

Pakistan PM's remarks on Afghan peace process stir diplomatic row

Asia

SIGAR: Reintegration, economy among top risks after Taliban peace

US monitor cites reintegrating fighters, securing Afghan women's rights as urgent issues after potential peace deal.

SIGAR: Reintegration, economy among top risks after Taliban peace

Afghanistan

13 civilians killed in US air raid in Afghan city

At least 10 children among those killed in Kunduz city as the UN registers a record number of civilian deaths in 2018.

Afghanistan: US air raid kills civilians in Kunduz

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi crown prince 'proposed killing Taliban leaders': report

Bin Zayed told Pompeo US pullout risked Afghanistan falling into hands of 'bearded bad guys', Middle East Eye reports.

Abu Dhabi crown prince 'proposed killing Taliban leaders': report

Taliban

Mullah Omar and the art of hiding in plain sight

Al Jazeera spoke to journalist Bette Dam, whose book says Mullah Omar was in Afghanistan until his death, not Pakistan.

Mullah Omar and the art of hiding in plain sight

Afghanistan

Afghan troops killed and captured in Taliban attacks

Attack in Faryab province leaves 22 dead, after a week of heavy fighting forced dozens of Afghan forces to flee.

Afghan troops killed and captured in Taliban attacks

Afghanistan

Afghan official accuses US envoy of 'delegitimising' Kabul gov't

US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad accused by Afghan official of not 'knowing how to negotiate' with Taliban.

Afghan official accuses US envoy of 'delegitimising' Kabul gov't

Afghanistan

Afghanistan probes mistaken US air attack on its army base

At least five Afghan soldiers were killed in what was supposed to be a precision air attack by US forces.

Afghanistan probes mistaken US air attack on its army base

Afghanistan

Taliban political chief is optimistic about Afghan peace talks

In an eight-minute audiotape, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar assures Afghans they had no reason to fear a peace settlement.