Members of Taliban's Qatar-based political bureau have visited Tehran and held talks with Iranian officials on the latest developments of the Afghan peace process, including the breakdown of US-Taliban negotiations.
The Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the acting minister of finance, Mohammad Homayoun Qaiyoumi have signed an agreement of building a one hundred beds hospital and four clinics in Afghanistan, the Presidential Palace said in a press release on Sunday.
The United States envoy who is negotiating with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan says the peace process needs to be accelerated in the wake of a deadly attack on a wedding in the capital, which was claimed by the local ISIS affiliate.
UNAMA Head Tadamichi Yamamoto released a statement to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, and wished all Afghans a peaceful and joyous celebration. “I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together and celebrate Eid in an environment free of fear and violence” the statement said.
The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the insurgents that they will cut ties with other extremist groups, a Taliban official said Tuesday.
US special envoy on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday met India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during which the former briefed the latter on the situation in Afghanistan and both held "useful discussions".
Representatives of China, Russia, and the US held their 3rd consultation on the Afghan peace process in Beijing on July 10-11 following which they also requested Pakistan to join for a surprise quadrilateral meeting.
In his meeting with Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah in northern Balk province on Monday, the Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov pledged his country’s investment of $45m on Afghanistan’s power transmission project aimed at bolstering ties with Kabul.
Two Taliban fighters were killed during a raid in Bala Boluk district of Farah province, sources said, as cited by the Khaama Press News Agency. About 1,000 pounds of Hashish and a cache of weapons were destroyed during the operation.
The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is a regional platform with the capacity to tackle terrorism, curb militancy and bolster the ongoing Afghan peace process towards achieving national reconciliation and lasting peace, political experts here said.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while talking to Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman in Islamabad on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to play its role for the Afghan peace process.
United States Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held consultations with Indian government officials and other stakeholders, including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here, the US Embassy said on Tuesday.