Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Australian Ambassador Visits CAPS

On 23rd September 2019, the newly appointed Ambassador of Australia Geoffrey Tooth along with his colleagues Deputy Head of Mission Peter Truswell and First Secretary Amanda McGregor visited the Center for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) and met CAPS’ Chairman Hekmat K. Karzai. In the meeting CAPS Deputy Director Hekmatullah Azamy and Research Analyst Mustafa

The Ambassador of Norway called on the Chairman of the (CAPS)

On October 5th, the Ambassador of Norway HE Kjell T Pettersen called on the Chairman of the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) Mr. Hekmat K Karzai. Both sides discussed the current situation in the country including security developments and peace process. Norway was schedule to host the Intra-Afghan Negotiations with the Taliban on

Afghanistan ‘frees’ several Taliban prisoners

(Al jazeera news): Taliban officials said that several of the armed group's members have been freed from Afghan jails, including former shadow governors, the first move of its kind since a peace deal that seemed imminent was declared "dead" and just days after a US envoy met top Taliban leaders in the Pakistani capital. The

Ghani Fires Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Over ‘Irresponsible’ Comments

(ATN news): The Afghan presidential palace and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) released conflicting statements over Taliban’s 12-member visit to Pakistan and later on the spokespersons of the two government entities brawled on Twitter. Ghani’s spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the Pakistan and Taliban meeting in Islamabad will not help the Afghan peace process. However, the

Khalilzad And Taliban Discuss Resuming Peace Talks: Sources

(TOLO news): Reuters reported that the Taliban delegation also had a meeting with Khalilzad on Friday, and along with peace talks they discussed two kidnapped university professors-- American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks--held by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani group. “Talks between the Taliban and the US representatives have never stopped. Yes, the Taliban delegation led

Excluding Afghan sides in peace talks not acceptable

(Afghanistan Times): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined the need for all Afghan groups to participate in peace talks, calling on foreign sides to allow Afghanistan to decide for itself. “We pursue peace talks in Afghanistan with all sides, but we do not accept a peace that the foreigners favor in Afghanistan and did

23 Taliban fighters killed in Badghis airstrike

(Afghanistan Times): At least 23 Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike carried out in western Badghis province, official said on Sunday. As a result of an airstrike in Qalia Naw district, 23 Taliban fighters were killed and seven vehicles of the militant group were destroyed, Deputy Spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Fawad Aman said.