Intra-Afghan negotiations are to begin in Doha on Saturday, a day mostly reserved for ceremony before hammering out a road map for a post-war Afghanistan.
The Taliban denies any involvement in targeting Saleh, but experts think the latest attack was aimed at 'poisoning' the upcoming intra-Afghan talks.
Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh was on his way to work on when the attack on his convoy took place.
There is cause for cautious optimism so long as troublesome elements within the government and the Taliban are not allowed to derail the process.
Eradicating terror from Afghanistan remains the top priority, but all sides must now agree on methods.
The presence of Pakistani Pakhtun leaders at Ashraf Ghani’s inauguration angers some, but experts say it’s not a big deal.
A crop of dedicated security chiefs hold the keys to Afghanistan's future, not the Taliban.
Afghan and NATO operations against militants, including air strikes and night raids on militant hideouts, apparently resulted in the most casualties since insurgents often hide among civilians.
The start of Afghanistan's election season was marred by deadly violence, just hours after President Ashraf Ghani insisted "peace is coming" to the war-torn nation.
The Taliban has threatened to leave the peace process if the US continues to avoid its demands to withdraw American troops from the country.
Some argue that Afghanistan isn't ready for a US withdrawal but the move allows the country greater independence to forge its own path forward - something it desperately needs.
As Afghanistan grapples with violence and instability, is Amrullah Saleh the man Afghanistan needs?
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