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29 Feb 2020
DW went to a rural district in eastern Afghanistan where people are enjoying a break from violence. As the Taliban and the US are inching toward a deal, they are cautiously hopeful for a future without war.
5 Dec 2019
Since the 2001 US-led intervention in Afghanistan that ousted the Taliban, a series of amnesty programmes have been created, allowing former Taliban and Islamic State group fighters to lay down their weapons in return for an official pardon. Our reporters Margaux Benn, Sonia Ghezali and Shahzaib Wahlah travelled to three Afghan provinces to explore how former Taliban fighters are adapting to their new lives as ordinary civilians. They also find out how the amnesty programme is perceived by family members
29 Nov 2019
Afghanistan's president said Friday, after meeting his United States counterpart, that if the Taliban insurgency were sincerely committed to reaching a peace agreement, they would accept a ceasefire.
9 Nov 2019
Taliban officials have met with a US special envoy for the first time since peace talks collapsed a month ago. But US officials have said official peace talks have not resumed.
19 Sep 2019
A suicide truck bomber devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan, leaving 20 dead and up to 100 injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
15 Sep 2019
Taliban 'must accept the Afghanistan of 2019', Afghan ambassador to the US says
14 Sep 2019
In response to Donald Trump's decision to cancel negotiations, the Taliban has said it will carry on fighting. The group has continued to gain territory in Afghanistan, as Trump said he plans to pull out US troops.
6 Sep 2019
The US and the Taliban are close to finalizing a deal to end the 18-year-long Afghan war. But Kabul is still not completely on board, and this could complicate matters. Shamil Shams and Masood Saifullah report from Doha.
11 Aug 2019
Afghans hope for peace during Eid as the latest round of US-Taliban talks continue ahead of the religious holiday, known as the festival of sacrifice celebrated by Muslims around the world.
5 Aug 2019
The US and the Taliban are holding a new round of talks seeking to end nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan. But uncertainty around a potential peace deal has triggered anxiety among many Afghans.
29 Jul 2019
An Afghan government official had earlier said a delegation would meet the Taliban within the next two weeks in Europe. The militant group dubs the government an "American puppet" with no negotiating power.
14 Jul 2019
The Taliban and Afghan officials have agreed on a "promise to reduce violence," Germany's envoy says. Hosted by Qatar, the German-brokered talks could also spark progress in negotiations between the US and the Taliban.

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