Afghan gov’t, Taliban agree Eid al-Adha ceasefire

The Taliban has announced a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha starting on Friday. The move, announced on Tuesday, could signal the start of the long-delayed peace talks after President Ashraf Ghani signalled negotiations with the Taliban could start next week. The Taliban proposed the[…]

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US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

A week-long “reduction in violence” between the Taliban, the United States and Afghan security forces took effect on Friday, raising hopes for a resolution to the 18-year-long war. The agreement struck during negotiations between US and Taliban representatives, if maintained, could secure a peace deal that would lead to a[…]

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