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Trump Says Deal with Taliban is Possible

Trump Says Deal with Taliban is Possible

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump has reiterated that he sees “a chance” of a peace deal with the Taliban to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The US has been negotiating with the Taliban and Trump had previously suggested progress between the two sides to reduce violence in the war-torn …

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US, Taliban Negotiated 7-Day Reduction in Violence: Esper

US, Taliban Negotiated 7-Day Reduction in Violence, Esper

WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a press conference on Thursday, the second and final day of the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels, announced that the Trump administration and the Taliban had negotiated a seven-day reduction in violence proposal. “The United States and the Taliban have negotiated …

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Trump Gives Conditional Go Ahead on Peace Deal: Report

Trump Gives Conditional Go Ahead on Peace Deal, Report

WASHINGTON – The US President Donald Trump has conditionally approved a peace deal with the Taliban group, more than a year after Washington entered into direct peace negotiations with the Taliban political leaders, New York Times reported on Wednesday. Afghan and American officials privy of the development have told The …

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Rebuilding Afghanistan Has a High Human Cost: SIGAR

Rebuilding Afghanistan Has a High Human Cost, SIGAR

WASHINGTON – Rebuilding Afghanistan has cost hundreds of lives, according to a new report released Tuesday by a US government watchdog that monitors the billions of dollars Washington spends in the war-ravaged country. Washington’s Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction said the report released on Tuesday was the first to …

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Analysing Taliban’s Reduction in Violence Offer in Afghanistan

Analysing Taliban's Reduction in Violence Offer in Afghanistan

By: Jawad Sadiq Fitrat In the recently held crucial rounds of peace talks in Doha, Qatar this month between Taliban negotiators and the US authorities represented by plenipotentiary former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, a consensus was developed on reducing the volume of Taliban-led violence in Afghanistan. Both the …

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Khalilzad Meets Mullah Baradar

Khalilzad Meets Ghani to Discuss US-Taliban Talks

DOHA, Qatar – The U.S.envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad met with Mullah Baradar, the deputy political chief of Taliban in Qatar late on Sunday, a spokesman of the group in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, said in a tweet. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban in Qatar …

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Afghans Call for the Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

Afghans Call for the Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

KABUL – Dozens of residents in the western provinces of Ghor and Herat at separate gatherings called for a swift start to the long-awaited intra-Afghan negotiations, which are expected to follow a US-Taliban peace deal. US negotiators and Taliban members have held more than ten rounds of talks in the …

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Taliban Accuse Trump of Harming Peace Talks

Taliban Accuse Trump of Harming Peace Talks

KABUL – Rebuffing US charges that it has failing to curb violence, the Afghan Taliban on Tuesday blamed President Donald Trump for the botched bid for a peace deal. “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan [Taliban’s shadow government] has the intention & capacity for a resolution. Negotiation process has been harmed by …

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Girls School in Northern Takhar Set on Fire

Girls School in Northern Takhar Set on Fire

TALOQAN – The Taliban group burned down a girls’ school in Takhar province, local officials confirmed on Monday. The Taliban group burned down a girls’ school in Takhar province, local officials confirmed on Monday. Khalil Asir, a spokesperson to Takhar police told media that the incident took place around 11:00 …

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