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Feature: Afghan Delegation and Doha Summit

Taliban Blame Kabul for Cancelation of Qatar Meeting

A list of the 250 people was introduced by the Afghan government who were scheduled to attend the Doha Summit to talk to the Taliban, which was also the reason that talks were canceled at the last moment. Taliban ridiculed the number of negotiators and Qatari sponsorship for the talks …

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250-Member Delegation Named for Peace Talks

Afghanistan Names 250-Member Delegation for Peace Talks

KABUL – Afghan government on Tuesday named a 250-member delegation for peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar this week. The delegation includes representatives of political parties, political figures, Jihadi leaders, martyrs’ families, High Peace Council, religious clerics, parliament, civil society, women, youths, journalists, government officials and tribal elders. President …

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Uzbekistan Deals to Host Afghan Peace Talks

Uzbekistan Deals to Host Afghan Peace Talks

KABUL – Uzbekistan is ready to host the talks if Taliban are ready to directly talk with the Afghan government, Uzbek Foreign Minister said in a statement. Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov made the offer during a visit to Afghanistan late last month, when he met President Ashraf Ghani. Both …

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Zalmay Khalilzad to Tour Kabul, Islamabad

Zalmay Khalilzad to Tour Kabul, Islamabad

WASHINGTON – Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy for Afghanistan, began a fresh tour that will take him to Islamabad and Kabul, besides other capitals in the region, for a new round of talks with the Taliban, the State Department said on Tuesday. Mr Khalilzad will also visit Belgium, Britain, Jordan …

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Ghani Sees Big Opportunity for Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

Ghani Sees Big Opportunity For Peace

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani, who addressed a press conference with Federica Maria Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Kabul on Tuesday, said a big opportunity has been created for peace in the country and that this opportunity can only be …

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Taliban May be Invited to Consultative Jirga: Daudzai

Taliban May be Invited to Consultative Jirga: Daudzai

KABUL – President’s special envoy for regional consensus on peace, Mohammad Omar Daudzai, has said it would be better to hold the Consultative Loya Jirga on peace before Afghan politicians and Taliban meet in Qatar. The Loya Jirga is expected to be held for four days in capital Kabul on …

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Feature: How to Attain Lasting Peace in Afghanistan?

How to attain lasting peace in Afghanistan

Recently, the negotiations to establish lasting peace in Afghanistan have been held in different places and a couple of talks were organized with Taliban in Doha and Moscow. The US which is the ally of National Unity Government (NUG), after 17 years of war, wants to sign peace agreement with …

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Khalilzad to Brief Counterparts on Peace Talks

Zalmay Khalilzad to Tour Kabul, Islamabad

WASHINGTON – The US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, will meet with Chinese, Russian and European Union diplomats on Thursday to brief them about the Washington and Taliban peace talks, the US Department of State said in a statement. “Discussion topics include international support for the Afghan peace …

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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’

Afghan Delegation and Taliban Talks in Doha ‘Canceled’

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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