RFE/RL Radio Free Afghanistan March 4, 2021 Afghan officials say a female doctor died in a bomb blast in the eastern city of Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted killing in the war-torn country. Elsewhere in Nangarhar Province, officials said on March 4 that seven civilians from Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority were
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
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News March 3, 2021 Offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Afghan Taliban, the group publicly shared a speech in which its deputy leader seemed to be chiding a gathering of Taliban fighters for their internal rivalries, lack of motivation, and disciplinary issues. The date and place of the
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
Radio Free Afghanistan March 3, 2021 KABUL — Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a Kabul University professor and religious scholar in the Afghan capital, a day after three female employees of a television channel were gunned down in the east of the war-torn country. A Kabul police spokesman said the university lecturer, Faiz Mohammad Fayez,
Ariana: Afghan forces have rescued 34 people from a Taliban prisoner in western Herat province, the Defense Ministry (MoD) said Wednesday. According to the MoD, the Afghan commando forces conducted an operation in the Karocha village in the Adraskan district of the province on Tuesday night. Click here to read more (external link).
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
Radio Free Afghanistan March 2, 2021 Three female employees of an Afghan television channel have been killed in two separate attacks in the eastern city of Jalalabad. Local officials told RFE/RL that two employees of Enikas TV were killed in a shooting in Zargaran area on March 2. A civilian woman was also wounded in that attack.
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