Yearly Archives: 2019

US Presses Taliban For Ceasefire, Intra-Afghan Talks: Sources

(TOLO News): The United States is pressing the Taliban to agree on a ceasefire and engage in intra-Afghan talks before finalizing an agreement with Washington, sources familiar with the talks have said. “The Taliban are ready to announce a ceasefire once an agreement is signed. But before the signing of the agreement, the Taliban so

Agree to truce before peace deal: US asks Taliban

(Afghanistan Times): Sources privy to the Taliban group have said that the American officials have pressured the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire, as well as intra-Afghan talks, prior the peace deal. However, the Taliban’s spokesman Suhail Shaheen has once again emphasized that the insurgent group wouldn’t participate in intra- Afghan talks unless a troop

Taliban lacks determination to peace process: Danish

Pajhwok): Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Friday demanded ceasefire ahead of Taliban and Afghan government talks in the future. Addressing a graduation ceremony here, Danish said the Taliban during the past one year showed that they have no determination for the establishment of peace. “We believe that peace talks should begin under the leadership

Intra-Afghan peace negotiations not possible until a foreign-forces withdrawal agreement is in place: Taliban

(KHAAMA PRESS): Taliban announced on Friday that the intra-Afghan peace dialogue is possible only after a full foreign forces withdrawal agreement is in place. “Intra-Afghan negotiations will begin only after an agreement with America on the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan is signed,” Taliban spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen tweeted on Friday,.  This comes as,

Envoy: Germany Ready for Mediation in Afghan Peace

(TOLO News): German Ambassador to Kabul, Peter Prügel, at a meeting in Kabul on Tuesday said Germany’s government is closely working with its allies and international organizations to mediate the Afghan peace process. The German envoy who addressed a gathering at an event for peace said there is a clear and strong correlation between successful

Taliban have nothing to give Afghans except terror: Ghani

(Pajhwok): After bomb explosions in Khost and Balkh provinces, President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said the Taliban had nothing to give the Afghans except terror, crimes, murders and miseries. At least 10 civilians were killed in a bomb blast in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, five traffic officers were among 22 others wounded

Taliban blamed for supporting terrorist groups in Afghanistan

(The Afghanistan News): Briefing at the UN Security Council in New York, Adela Raz, Permanent Representatives of Afghanistan to United Nations has blamed the Taliban militants for providing the circumstance to ISI-K and al-Qaeda extremist groups’ subversive acts in Afghanistan. Raz has expressed appreciation to the UN Assistant Mission’s multi-dimensions support to Afghanistan. The diplomat

US demands Taliban declare 10-day ceasefire: report

(ONE TV): US negotiators have demanded the Taliban to agree to a 10-day ceasefire, warning the peace process could be stopped again if the group does not comply, Arab News reported. The warning came as top US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad resumed talks with the Taliban last week in Qatar, after a three-month suspension by President

Karzai condemns attacks on civilians

(The Afghanistan Times): Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned bombings in the provinces of Khost, Jawzjan and Balkh in which civilians including women and children were killed in injured. Karzai emphasized on the end of cruelty and violence against the people of Afghanistan, calling on the nation to maintain unity for solving the problems. The

Germany ready to mediate for Afghan peace negotiations

(The Afghanistan News): Germany is ready to intercede the government of Afghanistan and Taliban militants to hold negotiations, said German Ambassador to Kabul, Markus Potzel. Taliban who previously rejected any talks with the government, have recently showed interest in sitting with representatives of President Ashraf Ghani. The militants’ spokesman in Qatar said they would hold

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