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Hope for peace remains even as Taliban refuses to extend ceasefire

Hope for peace remains even as Taliban refuses to extend ceasefire

Despite Taliban leadership vowing to resume hostilities after an unprecedented ceasefire, signs point to rank and file Taliban members wanting to end the conflict.

Pakistani Taliban chief believed killed in joint Afghan-US strike in Kunar

Pakistani Taliban chief believed killed in joint Afghan-US strike in Kunar

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence confirmed the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in what security analysts called a 'big loss' to the militants.

'Fighting has no benefit', say Taliban joining peace process in Nangarhar

'Fighting has no benefit', say Taliban joining peace process in Nangarhar

The former fighters said they 'no longer want to destroy the country and kill innocent people'.

After lifetime of war, cease-fires bring Afghans hope for permanent peace

After lifetime of war, cease-fires bring Afghans hope for permanent peace

The Taliban agreed to a cease-fire with the Afghan government for the first three days of Eid ul Fitr, giving many hope for lasting peace.

Afghan Air Force takes fight against terrorism to new heights

Afghan Air Force takes fight against terrorism to new heights

Newly trained pilots and combat aircraft provided by international allies are bringing about 'major changes' in the fight against terrorism, officials say.

Temporary ceasefire with Taliban brings hope to war-weary Afghans

Temporary ceasefire with Taliban brings hope to war-weary Afghans

The halt in hostilities against the Taliban will run from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid ul Fitr, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said.

The Sangorian group: a Taliban nightmare in Helmand

The Sangorian group: a Taliban nightmare in Helmand

The Taliban are running scared and cannot sleep at night because of an undercover, Afghan government-backed group fighting the militants, local officials and tribal elders say.

Signs point to growing likelihood of peace deal with Taliban

Signs point to growing likelihood of peace deal with Taliban

A growing number of Taliban militants are reaching out to the Afghan government to find ways to end the decades-long conflict.

Divided Taliban in secretive cease-fire talks with Afghan officials: US general

Divided Taliban in secretive cease-fire talks with Afghan officials: US general

Taliban officials have been secretly seeking a truce, said Gen. John Nicholson, adding that there is a 'robust dialogue' within the group on the peace process.

Afghan forces thwart major attack on Ministry of Interior

Afghan forces thwart major attack on Ministry of Interior

Special forces rushed to the scene of the attack and killed the terrorists before they were able to breach any of the ministry's buildings.