Afghanistan

Blood stains the ground
March 3, 2020

Can Afghanistan ever find peace with the Taliban?

On Saturday, the U.S. and Afghanistan’s Taliban signed a peace deal. Less than 72 hours later, a bombing attack at a football game in Khost province has raised doubts it can last. Is there any hope? To discuss the reality of making peace with the Taliban, we were joined by Tabish Forugh, a former official with the Afghan government, and a political analyst.

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September 17, 2019

Two Taliban suicide bombings in Afghanistan kill dozens

Dozens of people were killed in Afghanistan in two suicide bombings claimed by the Taliban. The first blew up at a presidential election rally – killing at least 26 people. A second – at an army base in Kabul – killed at least 22, including civilians.

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August 21, 2019

The Heat: Afghanistan peace process

The U.S. and Taliban back at the negotiating table for a ninth round of talks. Can the two sides achieve a diplomatic breakthrough or does peace in Afghanistan remain an illusion?

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Through Their Eyes Afghanistan
June 3, 2019

Afghanistan through the eyes of its people

About the series CGTN’s Sean Callebs and Photojournalist Andrew Smith tell the stories of today’s Afghanistan through the eyes of its people. Afghanistan gem hunters risk all for precious minerals Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley is home to one of the richest supplies of gems in the […]

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John Walker Lindh
May 23, 2019

‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 was freed early from his federal sentence on Thursday, despite official concerns that he retains a radical ideology and still poses a risk to U.S. interests.

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Afghanistan
January 7, 2019

The Heat: Afghanistan’s future

The United States is reportedly considering the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. How would this impact the country and future peace talks with the Taliban?

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Afghanistan
February 14, 2018

The Heat: Afghanistan crisis

The Afghan government reportedly keeps communications open with the Taliban, as the United States searches for a strategy to end the 16-year-old war.

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January 21, 2018

Taliban claims deadly Kabul hotel attack

A handful of gunmen besieged the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, some said to be wearing suicide bomber vests. The Taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack, which left a number of casualties.

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