U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday in a bid to breath new life into efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, discussing with President Ashraf Ghani steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a peace deal, Washington and Kabul said. After his visit to Kabul, Khalilzad will ...
Three Taliban prisoners who were to be freed in exchange for an American and an Australian national, both kidnapped in 2016, are still in custody in Bagram prison, north of the capital Kabul, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Friday.
In a meeting with the Russian ambassador to Kabul, Alexander Mantetsky, the National Security Advisor (NSA), Hamdullah Mohib has discussed the Afghan government’s seven point’s stability plan, which is formed by the Kabul administration as a roadmap for the peace process.
The Taliban should call a one-month ceasefire to prove they still control their forces, Afghanistan’s national security advisor said on Tuesday. Hamdullah Mohib, a strong critic of earlier US-Taliban negotiations that excluded his government, said the Taliban no longer operate as a cohesive body and ...
More than 1,550 army cadets, including officers and soldiers, graduated from the army's Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) and joined the Afghan army as fighting rages in the war-torn country, a military source said Monday.
Afghan presidential spokesman says that the Beijing conference is a dialogue not negotiations and it can facilitate the direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. He, however, did not give details about Khalilzad’s meeting with President Ghani.
The talks between US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and diplomats from Russia, China and Pakistan held in Moscow on Friday were “positive and constructive,” the US Embassy in Russia said on its website.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States’ longest war.
Zamir Kabulov, Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan has said that the Taliban leaders and U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad have told him that they want to restart talks and how he can help in restarting talks between the two sides.
The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation, Ambassador Khalilzad on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York and talked about peace and security situation in Afghanistan.
India, which has been the largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, has not shown an inclination to pursue a deeper defense relationship with Kabul, a latest Congressional report has said.
Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest term" the brazen blasts carried out by the Taliban that initially targeted the election rally of President Ashraf Ghani in Parwan and the Embassy of United States in central Kabul.