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Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police
March 30, 2020

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police

By Associated Press
The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the latest attacks which Kabul says they carried out on Afghan forces.

Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases
March 27, 2020

Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases

By Catherine Putz
Despite political infighting in Kabul, the government and Taliban are discussing the first step in their peace process.
Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs
March 25, 2020

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs

By Associated Press
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms
March 24, 2020

US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms

By Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened a $1 billion cut to Afghanistan funding if Afghanistan’s leaders can’t settle their feuds.

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government
March 23, 2020

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government

By Sabera Azizi
The Afghan government must take a greater stake in the future of the country’s women.

Peace Is Easier Said Than Done in Afghanistan
March 21, 2020

Peace Is Easier Said Than Done in Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
The U.S.-Taliban ‘leap day’ deal is proving difficult to see through, even as the Afghan government tries to move forward.

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside
March 19, 2020

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside

By Catherine Putz
Top U.S. diplomats dealing with the Afghan conundrum have urged unity and progress; but the political impasse in Kabul persists.
Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal
March 16, 2020

Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S.-Taliban deal was touted at the time as the best chance at ending Afghanistan's endless wars.

Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence
March 11, 2020

Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence

By Associated Press
Ghani's decree on the release came as the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying that the level of violence is "unacceptable."

US Starts Troop Pullout, Seeks End to Afghan Leaders’ Feud
March 10, 2020

US Starts Troop Pullout, Seeks End to Afghan Leaders’ Feud

By Associated Press
The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan while the dueling inaugurations of Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have thrown plans for talks with the Taliban into chaos.

Afghan and Burmese Women: Sisters in the Universal Struggle for Human Rights
March 07, 2020

Afghan and Burmese Women: Sisters in the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

By Kamal Ahmad and Farhat Popal
It is essential that the international community continue to invest in women and girls around the world.
Australia to Follow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
March 07, 2020

Australia to Follow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Joshua Mcdonald
After 18 years of war, Australian troops will withdraw from Afghanistan amid a hoped-for peace.

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