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Khalilzad Expects Arg to Finalize Negotiation Team

Khalilzad Expects Arg to Finalize Negotiation Team

KABUL – The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has held a fresh round of backdoor talks with the government leaders and has pressed them to expedite efforts to kickstart the intra-Afghan negotiations, sources familiar with the talks said on Wednesday. The sources also reported serious disagreements between …

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Pompeo is Declining to Sign Afghan Peace Deal: TIME

Pompeo is Declining to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal, TIME

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign the US-Taliban deal, TIME quoted senior US, Afghan and European officials in a report on Wednesday. The report claimed that the deal doesn’t ensure several crucial things. It doesn’t guarantee the continued presence of US counterterrorism forces to battle al …

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Khalilzad Meets Ghani to Discuss US-Taliban Talks

Khalilzad Meets Ghani to Discuss US-Taliban Talks

KABUL – US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with the Afghan president in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban as a deal nears on ending America’s longest war, an official said Monday. President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesperson confirmed the …

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Al-Thani and Trump Discuss US-Taliban Peace Talks

Al-Thani and Trump Discuss US-Taliban Peace Talks

DOHA – The Sheikh of Qatar Tamim bin Hamid Al-Thani and the US President Donald Trump held talks on US-Taliban peace talks in Doha. Sheikh Al-Thani called President Trump on Thursday and discussed “strategic cooperation relations between the two countries and the latest regional and international developments,” Reuters reported, citing …

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Excellent Progress Made in Talks with Taliban: Khalilzad

Excellent Progress Made in Talks with Taliban, Khalilzad

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Monday claimed “excellent progress” in talks with the Taliban in Qatar. Khalilzad tweeted that the eighth round of talks between Washington and Taliban negotiators in the Qatari capital, Doha, ‘focused on the remaining issues in completing a potential deal with …

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Afghan Government Forms Negotiating Team

Afghan Government Forms Negotiating Team

KABUL – The Afghan Government in a statement on Wednesday announced that it formed a 15-member peace negotiating team after holding a series of discussions and consultations with all sides involved in the process inside and outside the country. The statement said that the team is inclusive and all ethnic …

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