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Peace Process Should be All Inclusive: UN Deputy SG

Peace Process Should be All Inclusive UN Deputy SG

KABUL – The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, who arrived in Afghan Capital for two day official visit, at a press conference on Sunday said the peace process in Afghanistan is not inclusive as it should be and that it should reflect aspirations of all people …

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12 Killed in Attack on Kandahar Police HQ

12 Killed in Attack on Kandahar Police HQ

KANDAHAR – At least 12 people, including seven civilians, were killed in Taliban’s attack on Kandahar police headquarters on Thursday, officials from provincial hospital said. The hospital officials also said that 60 others including 40 security force members were wounded in the attack. Kandahar police headquarters came under attack at …

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Taliban to Talk to SCA After Afghan Clinics Closure

Taliban to Talk to SCA After Afghan Clinic Closures

KABUL – The Taliban said they would hold talks Thursday with representatives of a Swedish non-profit group after threats by the insurgents forced the organization to close 42 clinics it runs in eastern Afghanistan. The closures of the facilities run by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) in Taliban-controlled areas …

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Afghan Govt to Form an Inclusive Team for intra-Afghan Talks

Afghan Govt to Form an Inclusive Team for intra-Afghan Talks

KABUL – Amid continued progress in Afghanistan peace process, Afghanistan government says work is underway to form a new inclusive negotiating team whose members will be soon introduced. Currently, presidential office is working on combination of the team, unifying peace efforts and addressing concerns of political parties and civil organizations …

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At Least 20 Afghan Troops Killed in Kunduz

At Least 20 Afghan Troops Killed in Kunduz

KUNDUZ – At least 20 Afghan Armed Forces’ servicemen have been killed in an attack by Taliban militants in the northern province of Kunduz as heavy fighting continues to rage despite the intra-Afghan talks being held in Qatar, a local source said. “Last night, the Taliban stormed Afghan forces’ outposts …

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Intra-Afghan Talks Start in Qatar with Optimism

Intra-Afghan Talks Start in Qatar with Optimism

DOHA – A 50-member delegation of Afghan elites is in Qatar for peace talks with Taliban leaders, with the hopes of ending the 18-year-long conflict in Afghanistan. Asadullah Zaeri, a spokesperson of Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC), said, “The two-day summit, facilitated by Germany and Qatar, is an historic opportunity …

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