Reuters: U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the veteran American diplomat relinquished leverage to the militant group, continuously undermined the Afghan government, and had little interest in hearing different viewpoints within the U.S. government. “How does he still have a job?”… Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 31, 2021 The Taliban, now in full control of Kabul’s airport with the final departure of foreign forces, has clashed with resistance fighters in the northeast as the rest of the world watches to see if the militants live up to their promises of a more tolerant and open brand
Tolo News: A member of the Taliban delegation, meanwhile, said that the Taliban wanted to discuss the issue of Panjshir, but Massoud’s supporters wanted to discuss the structure of the future government. Thus the negotiations had no tangible outcome, he said. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayesha Tanzeem, Tahir Khan VOA News / August 25, 2021 ISLAMABAD – A delegation from Panjshir, the last bastion of resistance against the Taliban in Afghanistan, held talks Thursday with a Taliban delegation in Charikar, the capital of neighboring Parwan province, to try to find a peaceful solution to their conflict. Fahim Dashty, who is
Ariana: The chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah handed over the government’s plan on resolving the current crisis to representatives attending the Extended Troika meeting in Doha, Qatar. The sources say the plan calls for the formation of a joint government. Click here to read more about (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi August 12, 2021 Envoys from the United States, China, Russia, and Pakistan who have been meeting in Doha, Qatar, with Taliban and Afghan government negotiators will hold their third and final day of talks on August 12 in a bid to break a months-long deadlock in peace talks. The Afghan delegation, led
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 2, 2021 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, says the United States remains committed to promoting a political settlement between warring Afghans, stressing that neither side to the conflict can win militarily. In an interview with VOA that comes as the United States works
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 28, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s prime minister says that America’s accelerated troop exit from Afghanistan has left Washington with no “bargaining power” for arranging a peace deal between warring Afghans. “I think the U.S. has really messed it up in Afghanistan,” Imran Khan said in an interview with PBS NewsHour aired on
Ariana: The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but insist there will only be peace in Afghanistan once President Ashraf Ghani has been removed from power and a new government is in place. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen, who is also a member of the group’s negotiating