Ariana: US special envoy for Afghanistan peace Zalmay Khalilzad headed to Doha on Thursday where he will share details of his Kabul trip with the Taliban. This comes after Khalilzad held a meeting with Afghan lawmakers while in Kabul, where he suggested the Constitution be amended so as to form a new government. Click here
Ariana: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i-Islami party is expected to hold anti-government demonstrations in Kabul on Friday, in protest over what they claim is government’s failure to fulfil its side of the peace agreement. Hekmatyar says the demonstrations will lead to the ousting of government leaders. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government in his talks with Afghan politicians during ongoing visit to Kabul, a senior US State Department official said on Wednesday. Khalilzad has also discussed the possibility of mediation in intra-Afghan peace talks to speed up process, the
Michael Hughes: U.S. State Department envoy Zalmay Khalilzad faces a daunting task – persuading the Taliban not to launch an offensive against Western troops that are likely to stay beyond the withdrawal deadline set by the Doha pact. The reboot in talks with the Taliban comes as the insurgents vow to kill any U.S. forces that
By RFE/RL Gandhara March 1, 2021 The U.S. envoy for the Afghan peace process, Zalmay Khalilzad, was back in Kabul on March 1 for talks with Afghan officials over ways to accelerate the peace process aimed at putting an end to decades of war, before heading to Qatar, where negotiations with Taliban representatives are ongoing. The
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 28, 2021 ISLAMABAD – The Taliban demanded Sunday that the United States and its foreign military allies leave Afghanistan by May 1, in line with a peace agreement the insurgent group signed with Washington a year ago, warning any attempt to change the path “is already doomed to failure.” In
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said during an event to mark National Soldiers’ Day that the international community has deprived Afghanistan of peace in the past 40 years. “International community deprived a nation… from peace, it is not acceptable, we want a dignified peace that people want and security forces want, peace is coming.
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 25, 2021 After 20 years of military engagement, the U.S. war in Afghanistan is at a crossroads. U.S. President Joe Biden faces a crucial choice of whether to stick to a May 1 deadline for troop withdrawal negotiated by the previous administration with the Taliban. Washington is reviewing
1TV: US President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, the White House said on Tuesday. “I don’t think he would say he’d be okay with that,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters when asked if Biden is okay with the Taliban ruling Afghanistan. Click here to read more
Radio Free Afghanistan February 23, 2021 Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Qatar after a delay of more than a month amid escalating violence in the war-wracked country as the United Nations called again for an immediate cease-fire to curb civilian casualties. Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem tweeted late on