Ariana: The Taliban political chief, who headed the Islamist militants’ delegation during the most recent round of peace talks with the United States, said on Thursday that he was optimistic and assured Afghans that they had no reason to fear a settlement. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 5, 2019 Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry says the head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar has expressed interest in cooperating with Tashkent in order to push Afghanistan’s peace process forward. A ministry statement issued from Tashkent on March 5 says Afghan Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar also welcomed Uzbekistan’s
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 28, 2019 The U.S. envoy who is meeting with Afghan Taliban delegates says the latest round of peace talks in Qatar have been put on hold until March 2 so that both sides can conduct “internal deliberations.” “Both sides will take the next two days for internal deliberations, with plans
Tolo News: The United States peace negotiators led by the special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and senior members of the Taliban in Doha on Tuesday focused on withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, sources familiar with the talks said. This round of talks has been labelled as critical as the two sides will bargain over a
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News February 25, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Both the United States and Taliban are indicating that the current round of negotiations in Doha that started Monday may prove more crucial than any other meeting till now. The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad called the Taliban’s new negotiating team “more authoritative,” adding
Tolo News: A source confirmed to TOLOnews that Mullah Ghani Bradar, Taliban’s number two and the group’s head of the political committee is en route to Doha for talks with the US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. Baradar was appointed as head of Taliban’s Qatar office in January. Baradar is a co-founder of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.
Tolo News: The fifth of round of talks between the United States officials and the Taliban representatives will be held in Doha, Qatar, on February 25, but sources said some members of the Taliban will not attend the talks. According to sources, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of Taliban’s Qatar office and an influential figure among
Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 29, 2019 After six days of talks in Qatar with Taliban representatives, the U.S. special envoy on Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, announced on January 28 that an agreement had been reached on a “framework” peace process to end the 17-year Afghan war. Khalilzad said the agreement calls for the
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News January 25, 2019 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — As peace talks between the United States and Afghan Taliban enter a crucial stage, the Taliban leadership has announced a new chief negotiator, a man named Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. According to a statement issued Thursday night by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid, the action is intended
By RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal January 25, 2019 A co-founder of the Afghan Taliban who was released from detention by Pakistan last year has been appointed as the leader of the militant group’s political office in Qatar. The move comes as the talks with the United States on a potential deal to bring an end to