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US Govt Summons Afghan NSA Over Peace Talks Remarks

Afg NSA Hamdullah Mohib summoned by US

WASHINGTON – In an unusual move, the United States summoned Afghan National Security (NSA) Advisor Hamdullah Mohib hours after he criticized US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad for bypassing the elected government of Afghanistan in their direct peace talks with the Taliban. “Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale summoned Afghan …

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US – Taliban Qatar Talks End With ‘Agreement in Draft’

Qatar talks end in agreement in draft

DOHA – The fifth round of the talks between the US and Taliban negotiators in Qatar ended after 16 days on Tuesday with agreement in draft between the two sides on some key issues under debate. Hours after the news broke on Qatar talks, US Special Envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, said …

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Qatar Talks Enter 12th Day; ‘Extensive’ Discussions Continue

Qatar talks end in agreement in draft

DOHA – The fifth round of peace talks between the US negotiators and the Taliban members entered 12th day on Friday with Taliban saying in a statement that “extensive” discussions are ongoing about the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. The statement says that the Afghanistan issue has two dimensions, …

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Talks with Taliban Focus on Four Key Issues: US

Talks with Taliban focus four key issues

WASHINGTON – The US has said the ongoing negotiations with Taliban are focused on four interconnected issues, including counterterrorism and troops withdrawal, that will be key for any future agreement to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. A high-powered American delegation led by Special US Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay …

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Taliban Sources Report Progress on US Troops Withdrawal

Taliban Report Progress on US Troops Withdrawal

DOHA – US negotiators and the Taliban members have reached to some kind of agreements on the modality of foreign forces withdrawal from Afghanistan and the guarantee that Afghanistan’s territory is not used as a threat against other countries, Taliban sources familiar with the talks said. In the past two …

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US-Taliban Negotiations in Qatar Enter Fifth Day

US-Taliban talks in Qatar

DOHA – Negotiations between the Taliban and United States officials in Qatar entered a fifth day in an attempt to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. The negotiations mark the highest-level Talks between the two sides since the US ramped up peace efforts last year. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar the …

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The Reasons Behind the Plan of Loya Jirga

Loya Jirga

Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president, announced that he would call a ‘Loya Jiga’ by the end of the month, and he would consult with the nation about war and peace. Ashraf Ghani has mandated Umar Dawudzai, the head of the secretariat of the High Peace Council and Zia ul-Haq Amarkhail, …

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Taliban Expect Agreement on US Pullout from Afghanistan

Taliban expect agreement on US pullout

KABUL – A spokesperson for the Afghan Taliban has said the group is close to reaching an agreement with the United States on the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. The spokesperson Suhail Shaheen made the comment in Doha, Qatar, following the second day of negotiations with US special envoy …

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Highest-level Talks Between Taliban, US Resume Today

Taliban deputy chief arrives in Qatar for talks with US

KABUL – Peace talks between an expanded team of Taliban negotiators and a US delegation led by special representative Zalmay Khalilzad are set to resume in Doha today (Monday). Sohail Shaheen, spokesperson for Taliban’s political office in Qatar, told a Pakistani newspaper the talks would be followed by meetings of …

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Kalin and Khalilzad Discuss Afghan Peace Negotiations

Turkish Presidential Spox Kalin and Khalilzad

ANKARA – Turkish presidential spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalin, on Thursday received the US Special Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation, Khalilzad, according to a presidential source. Though not disclosed formally, the talks centered around the latest developments regarding Afghanistan peace talks and future prospects, and political stability in the country. The two sides …

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