Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 5, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on September 4 that he has appointed former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad to be his special adviser on Afghanistan. “Ambassador Khalilzad is going to join the State Department team to assist us in the reconciliation effort, so he
Ariana: A Spokesman of the People’s Peace Movement Bismillah Watandost told Ariana News that the Taliban have humiliated the members of the convoy and called them as “executors of the U.S. plans” in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Representatives from the two countries are drawing up a schedule for such talks, that are aimed at promoting political support for intra-Afghan dialogue, said Nasir Andisha, Acting Deputy Foreign Minister for Management and Resources. “Delegations from Afghanistan, the Russian Federation, the Central Asian countries and Afghanistan’s partners are working on a timeline and
1TV: The decision comes after the U.S. and Afghanistan refused to take part in the meeting to which Russia invited 14 countries and the Taliban. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani talked over the phone on Monday. Click here to read more (external link).
William Gallo VOA News August 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — The United States and the Taliban are reported to be in the early stages of discussions for the first time since 2012. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Christopher Kolenda, who fought in Afghanistan and later served as a senior Pentagon adviser, was instrumental in helping set up those
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 23, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to appoint Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, media reported on August 22. The decision reported by Reuters and AP, citing anonymous U.S. officials, would send a signal that the United
Ariana: The Afghan government will not attend the upcoming multinational conference on Afghanistan which will be held early next month in Moscow, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry in a statement said that Moscow will host the second round of last year’s meeting on Afghanistan which will be
WASHINGTON, August 21 (Sputnik) – The United States will not take part in a scheduled meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow on September 4 and believes the initiative will not yield any progress toward a peace settlement in the country, a US Department of State official told Sputnik on Tuesday. “The United States does not intend
MOSCOW, August 20 (Sputnik) – The Taliban movement has accepted Russia’s invitation to attend the Moscow format of Afghan reconciliation talks scheduled for September 4, media reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Earlier in the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department Director Zamir Kabulov told Sputnik that Moscow expected the
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 19, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a three-month unilateral conditional cease-fire with the Taliban, hours after authorities confirmed the Islamist insurgency overran a northern district and apparently captured dozens of government soldiers. Ghani explained Afghan forces will halt their operations from Monday, provided the insurgents reciprocate and