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Afghan peace talks

Pakistan will not support the return of Afghan Taliban to power, says Ashraf Ghani
World

Pakistan will not support the return of Afghan Taliban to power, says Ashraf Ghani

  • “Pakistan’s army, in utter clarity, announced that the revival of Islamic Emirate is not in Pakistan’s national interest,” Ghani said.
  • Concerns are growing about the Afghan military's ability to defend the capital and other areas under its control without the support of the international troops. Over the last few days, the Taliban have overrun a major military base and also captured a strategic district close to Kabul.
Published 13 May, 2021 10:03pm
Afghan peace talks
Opinion

Afghan peace talks

According to news reports, the Afghanistan ambassador to the UAE has said that the Afghan peace talks, now stalled ...
Published 18 Mar, 2021 03:56am
Secretary Blinken reveals roadmap for Afghan peace negotiations
World

Secretary Blinken reveals roadmap for Afghan peace negotiations

  • In a letter to President Ashraf Ghani, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken made four key suggestions for the Afghan Peace Process - which has remained in limbo over the past months.
  • Blinken articulated that the United States has not ruled out any option regarding Afghanistan, adding that "We are considering the full withdrawal of our forces by May 1, as we consider other options".
Updated 08 Mar, 2021 11:08am
Taliban 'open letter' urges US to honour Doha agreement
World

Taliban 'open letter' urges US to honour Doha agreement

  • The letter, signed by the Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, warned that the group would not allow anyone to interfere in Afghanistan’s affairs
  • The US pledged to withdraw all international troops by April this year but violent conflict continues in Afghanistan
Published 17 Feb, 2021 10:57am
Progress stalls in Afghan peace talks as sides await Biden
World

Progress stalls in Afghan peace talks as sides await Biden

  • After a month-long break, some negotiators from both sides have yet to return to Doha, the Qatari capital that has served as venue for negotiations between the Afghan government and the insurgents to end decades of war.
  • In an agreement reached last year, Trump, who had long promised to end America’s longest war, signed the United States up to a full withdrawal in coming months.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 06:54pm
British High Commissioner calls on COAS bajwa
Pakistan

British High Commissioner calls on COAS bajwa

  • The British envoy and the COAS discussed overall regional security situation and matters of mutual interests
  • Turner appreciated Pakistan's effort for the Afghan peace process and regional stability
Published 17 Dec, 2020 05:21pm
Afghan peace talks: Taliban delegation arrives in Islamabad on three-day visit

Afghan peace talks: Taliban delegation arrives in Islamabad on three-day visit

  • The delegation is headed by Taliban’s deputy chief for political affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader which will meet PM Imran and foreign minister
  • Both the Afghan administration and Taliban recently agreed on the rules of engagement to discuss the most substantive issues including the political road map and comprehensive ceasefire
Published 16 Dec, 2020 11:32am
PM Khan visits Kabul, pledges support for Afghan peace
Pakistan

PM Khan visits Kabul, pledges support for Afghan peace

  • My idea of choosing this time to come was to assure you that Pakistan will do everything.
  • Ghani reiterated his government's support for a "comprehensive political settlement for an enduring peace.
  • The United States views Pakistan as having a key role in the peace talks.
Published 19 Nov, 2020 08:50pm
Afghan peace talks open with calls for ceasefire, women's rights
World

Afghan peace talks open with calls for ceasefire, women's rights

  • The government of US President Donald Trump, who is eager to claim an end to America's longest conflict as he seeks re-election.
  • We believe firmly that protecting the rights of all Afghans is the best way for you to break the cycle of violence.
  • My delegation are in Doha representing a political system that is supported by millions of men and women from a diversity of cultural.
Published 12 Sep, 2020 06:05pm
Pompeo welcomes 'historic' Afghan peace talks

Pompeo welcomes 'historic' Afghan peace talks

  • Pompeo's arrival in Doha on Friday would coincide with the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States that triggered U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan against the Taliban
Published 11 Sep, 2020 03:04pm