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Peace negotiations

Russia backs plans for Afghanistan interim government with the Taliban

Russia backs plans for Afghanistan interim government with the Taliban

  • On Friday, Russia announced that it backed the Taliban's integration into the future interim government in Afghanistan, as global powers escalated their efforts to secure a long-awaited peace deal.
  • The Russian Foreign Ministry's comments came as the United States prepares for the fast-approaching May deadline for troop withdrawal, ending its nearly two decades of military involvement in the war-torn country.
Updated 12 Mar, 2021 05:46pm
Biden to retain Trump's top Afghan envoy
World

Biden to retain Trump's top Afghan envoy

  • The Biden Administration is retaining the services of Zalmay Khalilzad, former President Trump's top envoy for Afghanistan peace negotiations, who has led the regular talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
  • Traditionally an incoming administration replaces politically appointed officials with their own team, particularly on crucial foreign policy matters.
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 03:25pm
Taliban praise U.S troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Taliban praise U.S troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

  • The Taliban welcomed the expedited withdrawal of U.S troops from Afghanistan, calling the continued reduction of American forces a "good advancement" even as fighting rages across the war-torn country.
  • The Taliban's statement came just a few hours after the Pentagon announced that it had reduced troop levels in Afghanistan down to 2500, the lowest after nearly two decades of fighting.
Updated 16 Jan, 2021 04:58pm
Blast in Ghazni kills 15, mostly children, at Quran reading ceremony
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Blast in Ghazni kills 15, mostly children, at Quran reading ceremony

  • A suspected rickshaw bomb killed at least 15 civilians, including 11 children, on Friday at a Koran recitation ceremony in central Afghanistan.
  • Killings by small, magnetic bombs placed under vehicles have unnerving Afghan officials, activists and journalists, who blame the Taliban for the attacks.
Published 18 Dec, 2020 05:12pm
Top US general meets Taliban negotiators in Doha
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Top US general meets Taliban negotiators in Doha

  • Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, met Taliban negotiators in Doha, before flying to Kabul to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
  • This was Gen. Milley's second unannounced meeting with the Taliban's negotiating team, according to Associated Press, following an initial meeting in June in Doha - with both meetings kept off the record until Thursday.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 06:44pm