Daily Archives: September 26, 2020

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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

No Doha Contact Group Meetings in Past 2 Days

(TOLO News): The Taliban demands recognition of the US-Taliban agreement as the 'mother deal' underlying the Afghan peace negotiations, and Hanafi Figh as the sole religious legal guidelines for the talks. Reports say that the republic's team has suggested alternatives to the Taliban’s demands. The republic's team has proposed that if a religious issue arises

Pakistan PM discusses peace process with Afghan leader

(AA news): Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday evening spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and discussed the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan to end the 19-years long conflict in the war-torn country. According to a statement issued from Prime Minister office at Islamabad, Khan had a telephone conversation with President Ghani and discussed

Pak, China special envoys discuss Afghan peace process

(The Nation): China's Special Envoy for Afghanistan Affairs, Ambassador Liu Jian Friday called on Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ambassador Muhammad Sadiq and discussed the latest status of the Afghan peace process. Ambassador Sadiq briefed the visiting dignitary on Pakistan’s facilitative role in the Afghan peace process, a press release issued here by the Ministry of

Taliban kill scores of surrendered govt. forces

(Afghanistan Times): Taliban insurgents have killed 28 government forces in the south after the besieged forces surrendered, officials said. Zelagay Ebadi, governor spokesman for Uruzgan province, where the incident happened, said Friday that the militants killed soldiers in the Gizab district. Killing of prisoners of war is considered war crime, according to the Geneva Convention