Monthly Archives: September 2020

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Afghan peace negotiator says they hope to finalize agenda soon

(ATN News): Afghan Peace Negotiator, Mawlawi Attaullah Lodin said Sunday that the Afghan team and the Taliban peace talks team have not yet reached a consensus on the agenda and framework for negotiations going forward. Lodin, whose video message was posted to the official Afghan negotiating team’s Twitter page said the team is fully aware

India-The Afghan peace spoiler

(Daily Time): What is the Indian Good Samaritan doing in Afghanistan? Indians have entered the Afghan fray not to help but to damage. If the above fact is correctly understood then all pieces of jigsaw puzzle fall in place. Indians had cultivated past few Afghan governments post 2001 US invasion in a bid to destabilize

We Have Much to Learn from Afghan Women: Qatar’s Alkhater

(BNA): Qatar’s Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah Alkhater met yesterday with members of Afghanistan’s negotiating team including Fatima Gailani, Habiba Sarabi, Fawzia Koofi, and Sharifa Zurmati. “Grateful 2 meet the honorable Fatima Gailani Sarabi Habiba, Fawzia Koofi & Sharifa Zurmati who are representing the great Afghan women in the Afghanistan negotiations in Doha. So brave, so

Pakistan fully supports Afghan-led peace initiative

(The International News): Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser Sunday said Pakistan fully supported an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace initiative. “A peaceful Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan and the region. The people of Afghanistan and Pakistan regardless of ethnicities are bound together by everlasting cultural, religious and historic affinities,” he said in an

Abdullah to Discuss Afghan Peace with PM Khan in Islamabad

(KHAAMA Press): Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) of Afghanistan, is due to travel to Islamabad on a three-day visit from 28-30 September, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affair, as he will be accompanied by a high-level delegation. “During the visit, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will call on the Prime

Taliban ‘wasting time’ setting new condition for peace talks

(Afghanistan Times): As the Afghan government and Taliban are trying to narrow down differences over several issues of contention, the Afghan delegation has accused the Taliban of “wasting more time” after insurgents set a new condition as a prerequisite for the long-delayed negotiations. Nader Naderi, a member of the government negotiation team, has said the

Violence Increases, No Progress Reported in Peace Talks

(TOLO News): On Wednesday, the contact groups from both sides met twice but did not reach an agreement about the procedural rules intended to guide the formal talks, which have still not begun since the opening ceremony two weeks ago. The Taliban has increased attacks in several parts of the country including Uruzgan, Kunduz, Maidan

Khalilzad is ‘confident’ of peace in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan Times): The US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad claims confidence of peace in Afghanistan. Khalilzad said Friday that his optimism to the peace in the war-torn country was based on the meetings he had held with the leaders of the government of Afghanistan and Taliban group. However, Khalilzad said that the two

Afghanistan Reports Zero Coronavirus Death, 16 Positive

(KHAAMA press): In total, at least 296 samples were taken for swap test and 16 turned positive, bringing the total positive cases nationwide to 39,186. The country did not record any dead during the past 24 hours, according to the ministry. From beginning of the outbreak, the county registered at least 39,186 infected patients, of