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Chief US peace envoy Khalilzad heads to Doha to push for talks

(ATN News): In a statement issued by the US State Department, it was said Khalilzad “will be traveling in the region to advance ongoing US efforts to promote the immediate start of intra-Afghan negotiations (IAN).” “The Afghan people are ready for a sustainable reduction in violence and a political settlement that will end the war,”

By |2020-09-06T07:02:19+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Taliban Replace Head of Negotiating Team

(KHAAMA PRESS): Mawlowi Abdul Hakim is appointed as head of the Taliban’s negotiating team for the upcoming Intra-Afghan talks, according to sources, consisting 21 members. Zabiullah Mujahid spokesperson to the Taliban, said in a tweet Shir Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai who head group’s political team, has been selected as the deputy. Meanwhile, Mohammad Naeem Wardak is

By |2020-09-06T06:57:04+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

10 Taliban Killed in Kandahar: MoD

(TOLO News): At least 10 Taliban were killed as thet attacked security forces in southern Kandahar on Saturday night, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Sunday. The clashes took place in Shah Wali Kot district and the “attack was pushed back by the security forces.” Security forces also destroyed four Taliban

By |2020-09-06T06:52:28+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Afghan Forces Push Back Taliban Attack on Herat’s Ghorian District

(BNA):  Taliban on Saturday morning attacked the Ghorian district in the western province of Herat, local officials said, adding that the clashes are ongoing between the Afghan forces and the group.  Ghorian district governor Farhad Khadimi said the Taliban militants were pushed back two kilometers from the center of the district but adding that the

By |2020-09-06T06:49:48+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

U.S. Envoy Khalilzad Heads to Qatar to ‘Promote’ Prompt Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

(Khaama press):  The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad left for Qatari capital Doha to “promote” an immediate start of the Intra-Afghan Dialogues. “He will be traveling in the region to advance ongoing U.S. efforts to promote the immediate start of intra-Afghan negotiations (IAN),” said the Department of State on a statement Saturday.

By |2020-09-06T06:48:03+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Khalilzad Travels to Qatar for Intra-Afghan Talks

(TOLO News): Khalilzad departed for Doha, Qatar on September 4, it said, adding that he will be traveling in the region to advance ongoing US efforts to promote the immediate start of intra-Afghan negotiations. “The Afghan people are ready for a sustainable reduction in violence and a political settlement that will end the war. Afghan leaders

By |2020-09-06T06:43:13+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Taliban Name Cleric as Chief Negotiator for Afghan Peace Talks

(Voice of America): Afghanistan’s warring factions are set to begin their first direct peace talks early next week in Qatar amid U.S.-led international calls for them to seize the “historic opportunity” to end the country’s long war. The U.S.-brokered dialogue, known as intra-Afghan negotiations, will bring to the table in Doha representatives of the Afghan

By |2020-09-06T06:40:54+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Intra-Afghan peace talks set to begin in Doha

(DAWN News): “The government negotiating team is fully ready to depart (for Doha) by tomorrow. They were waiting for the Taliban delegation to return,” Afghanistan Minister of Economy Dr Mustafa Mastoor said. He was speaking at a webinar titled ‘Moving Past Quagmire: Power-Share and Governance Futures in Afghanistan’ hosted by the Jinnah Institute, an Islamabad-based

By |2020-09-06T06:36:13+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments