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Sixth Round Of US-Taliban Talks in Doha to Begin Today

Sixth Round Of US-Taliban Talks in Doha to Begin Today

DOHA – The US and Taliban delegations will resume talks on Wednesday in Doha, the capital of Qatar to make a way for ending the long-term conflict in the war-weary country, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban said in a tweet. “We are expecting the meeting to start in …

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Loya Jirga Starts in Kabul Despite Political Opposition

Loya Jirga Starts in Kabul Despite Political Opposition

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened a four-day Loya Jirga, or Grand Assembly on April 29, with more than 3,200 delegates seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban. The Loya Jirga that brings together politicians, tribal elders and other prominent figures, was overshadowed …

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Iran Criticizes US-Taliban Talks

Iran Criticise US-Taliban Talks

KABUL – Iran on Wednesday criticized US talks with Taliban, suggesting Washington was elevating the role of the militants. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif admitted that Iran had also opened dialogue with the Taliban but said that the US push for a deal with the group was “seriously wrong”. …

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Khalilzad Reacts to Recent Taliban Attack in Bagram

Khalilzad Reacts to Recent Taliban Attack in Bagram

WASHINGTON – US State Department’s special representative on Afghan peace process, Zalmay Khalilzad, condemned the attack on US soldiers in Afghanistan. “They made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. We salute their patriotism. And we condemn the perpetrators in the strongest terms possible,” Khalilzad twitted Wednesday. “The best …

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Khalilzad ‘Appreciates’ Pakistan’s Efforts for Afghan Peace

Khalilzad ‘Appreciates’ Pakistan’s Efforts for Afghan Peace

ISLAMABAD – The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday and discussed issues regarding regional security and the ongoing peace efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistani media reported. Zalmay Khalilzad, after the meeting, thanked Pakistan for its …

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Pakistan, US Discuss Afghan Reconciliation Process

Pakistan and US holds talk on Afghan

ISLAMABAD – Talks between Pakistan and United States have begun at Pakistan’s Foreign Office in Islamabad to discuss progress on Afghan reconciliation process. The Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while US delegation was headed by United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. Zalmay Khalilzad …

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Afghan Politicians to Meet Ghani and Khalilzad on Peace

Afghan Politicians to Meet Ghani and Khalilzad on Peace

KABUL – A number of prominent political leaders will meet President Ashraf Ghani and Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, on Wednesday, sources confirmed. Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf former Jihadi leader, former president Hamid Karzai, head of the High Peace Council, Mohammad Karim Kbalili, Batur Dostum son …

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Washington Asks Pakistan’s Help for ‘Final Afghan Deal’

Washington Asks Pakistan’s Help for ‘Final Afghan Deal’

ISLAMABAD – The United States has asked Pakistan to help Washington in clinching a ‘final deal’ with the Afghan Taliban as the US and Taliban remain in contact for peace. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that the US wanted Pakistan to play a ‘more active’ role …

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Khalilzad Reach Kabul for Talks with Afghan Officials

Khalilzad In Kabul For Talks with Afghan Officials

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul and met with Afghan officials on Monday. During the visit, Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani’s Chief of Staff Abdul Salam Rahimi and his special envoy Umer Daudzai, Khalilzad said on Twitter. “We discussed the urgency of …

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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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