VOA News Ayaz Gul December 15, 2018 ISLAMABAD — China, Pakistan and Afghanistan signed a trilateral understanding Saturday to enhance counterterrorism security cooperation, and collectively reiterated their call for the Taliban insurgency to join Afghan peace talks. The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, for a second round of talks,
Ariana: High Peace Council (HPC) says Taliban has formulated a 10-member negotiating team for peace talks with the Afghan government. The direct talks between the U.S. and Taliban have raised hopes among many interested parties to ensure peace in war-torn Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related ‘No Peace Agreement Will be Concluded Behind
Tolo News: A senior member (Habiba Sarabi) of the High Peace Council (HPC) on Wednesday questioned the structure of the high advisory board for peace by the Afghan government, saying women’s presence in the board has been “unfair and unjust”. Click here to read more (external link).
Safiullah Taye via Al Jazeera: If the peace process proceeds along the unilateral paths that the US and Russia have taken up, this would result in a weaker Afghan government (whether Ghani-led or not) which would undermine whatever peace agreement is eventually reached. Afghanistan needs a strong state to ensure stability and security, not a
Tolo News: “If the US is serious about bringing peace in Afghanistan, then it should reach a conclusion with China and Russia and major countries. If the US does not coordinate about peace in Afghanistan with these countries, the peace process would mean something else, but not an effort for peace in Afghanistan,” said Karzai.
Shazar Shafqat via the Hill: So, President Trump seems to have paid heed to what the “experts” have been saying, as he no longer appears ready to cut and run in Afghanistan. At least, that’s what we’ve been told. Now that the operation in Ghazni is intensifying and the insurgents will likely have to regroup after
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 3, 2018 ISLAMABAD — U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter to Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has sought Islamabad’s cooperation in bringing the Taliban to the table for negotiating peace in Afghanistan. Khan revealed to a group of local journalists that he received the letter Monday morning and promised Pakistan
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD — A British security contractor, G4S, says five of its employees, including a Briton, were killed and 32 others injured in an overnight gun-and-bomb attack against one of its compounds in the Afghan capital Kabul. The company said Thursday five employees have been “seriously” injured. Afghan officials confirm
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 28, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s President, Ashraf Ghani, says his government has “formulated a road map” for prospective peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents to end the 17-year war in the country. Ghani told an international conference on Afghanistan Wednesday in Geneva all the required bodies and mechanisms have been constituted after
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD — U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration was conducting “very strong” peace negotiations in Afghanistan but that he was not sure whether they would be successful. Trump made the remarks during a Thanksgiving teleconference call with U.S. troops stationed in the war-ravaged country. He also