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    EU reiterates call for urgent truce in Afghanistan

    5 February 2021

    KABUL: The European Union has restated its appeal for an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan, urging the warring parties into the Afghan conflict to respect the international humanitarian law.

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    Iran voices support to truce in Afghanistan

    5 February 2021

    KABUL: Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan announced his country’s support for the establishment of a ceasefire in the war-ravaged country. 
    Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian made the remarks in a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar.

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    Khalilzad confers on peace with US SOS Blinken

    5 February 2021

    KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has conferred on the Afghan peace process and the way forward with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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    Troop exit be tied to progress in talks: Germany

    3 February 2021

    KABUL: Germany says foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan shouldn’t be strictly steered by the US-Taliban peace deal but rather be contingent upon developments in the intra-Afghan talks 

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    SIGAR reports spike in U.S. raids despite Doha deal

    3 February 2021

    KABUL: U.S. airstrikes are on an upward trend as the Taliban stage attacks across Afghanistan, a U.S. watchdog report has found, against the backdrop of continuing peace talks and the drawdown of American forces in the region.

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    Afghan war lacks religious legitimacy, say Muslim scholars 

    3 February 2021

    KABUL: The Ulema Committee of the Afghan negotiating team met and conferred on the intra-Afghan peace process with the leadership of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IAMS) in Doha on Monday.

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    Foreign troops won’t withdraw by May as per Doha deal: NATO sources

    1 February 2021

    KABUL: The foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan intend to stay beyond the May deadline set forth by the US-Taliban peace deal, recent reports revealed. 

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    Iranian FM lends support to 'all-inclusive' Afghan Govt.

    1 February 2021

    KABUL: Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has lent weight to the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan during a meeting with visiting Taliban delegation in Tehran.

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    Taliban responsible for surging targeted violence: EU

    31 January 2021

    KABUL: The European Union bloc has condemned the spike in targeted killings and kidnappings in Afghanistan, saying the Taliban insurgent group bore responsibility for most of the targeted violence. 

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    US scrutinizing Doha peace agreement, assures Sullivan 

    30 January 2021

    KABUL: The U.S. President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Friday said that the new administration would “take a hard look” at how the Taliban complies with the US-Taliban agreement.