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13 May 2021
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered security forces to respect the temporary ceasefire with the Taliban and called for a permanent end to hostilities.
11 May 2021
Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province.
8 May 2021
US analysts have raised concerns that the Taliban would return to its harsh treatment of women if it regains power in Afghanistan when NATO troops leave.
24 Apr 2021
As the United States prepares to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban which could see the end of female education. Also as attempts are to made to revive the Iran nuclear deal, our correspondent in Tehran reports on how crippling US sanctions are impacting Iranian women's rights. Plus how the Belgian city of Liege is taking a tough stand on street harassment with those found guilty, facing the risk of a year in jail.
23 Apr 2021
NATO's in-country employees tell DW they could be targeted by the Taliban after foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan. Militants consider the alliance's Afghan employees "traitors" for working for occupying forces.
15 Apr 2021
Both Russia and the Taliban have criticized the US for not sticking to its promise to withdraw US troops by May 2021. At the same time, an Afghan official slammed the US pullout as "selfish."
30 Mar 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman, Afghanistan's Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah speaks about the upcoming peace talks with the Taliban to be held in Turkey in April. He expresses hope for "significant progress".
11 Mar 2021
Twenty years after being blasted out of Afghanistan's central highlands, one of Bamiyan's famed Buddha statues makes a brief virtual return, as a 3D projection fills the alcove that housed the statue for centuries.
21 Feb 2021
German defense chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told DW that militants have vowed to carry out more attacks targeting international troops if the NATO alliance doesn't leave Afghanistan by a May deadline.
2 Feb 2021
The new US administration has announced a review of last year's Afghan peace deal with the Taliban. It would also assess whether the Islamist group was holding up their end of the agreement.
31 Dec 2020
Once the epicentre of the Taliban’s iron-fisted Islamist government, Kandahar city in Afghanistan's restive south is slowly transforming into a vibrant urban centre. But the city's youth fear hard-earned freedoms are on the verge of being lost again as the Taliban ramp up attacks in their former heartland despite peace talks with the government.
25 Dec 2020
Even as the Taliban and Afghan forces are engaged in pitch battles across Afghanistan, militant commander Haji Lala made his plans to renounce violence, and in that he was helped by a local police officer.

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