Daily Archives: February 17, 2020

Ghani Cautiously Reacts to US-Taliban Talks in Munich

(TOLO news): Ghani said that drugs are playing a key role in financing terrorism and that the international community must take responsibility in combating drug production in Afghanistan. He said that the war in Afghanistan today is not a civil war. “The war in Afghanistan is not a civil war, but a multi-dimensional conflict,” he

Ghani says Taliban won’t be elected even ‘dogcatcher’

(One TV): “If the Taliban had support, why would they be so afraid of elections,” Ghani said addressing a panel at Munich Security Conference in Germany. “Well I challenge them, put your best candidates in Helmand and see whether you win, come to Paktia, come to Kandahar, come to any city in the north and

US, Taliban still negotiating on start date for temporary truce: Esper

(The Kabul Times): U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Saturday that consultations were still underway on setting a start date for a seven-day trial of reduced violence negotiated with the Taliban in Afghanistan. “That is a moving date because we are still doing consultations, if you will, … so I can’t give you a

Khalilzad Calls for Collective Efforts to Make Peace A Success

(TOLO News): Khalilzad reported on Twitter that he had met with President Ashraf Ghani in Munich on Friday and held a series of meetings with leaders and representatives from different countries. Khalilzad also mentioned a “prolonged and fruitful” trip to Doha before attending the Munich Security Conference. During a meeting with President Ghani, Khalilzad said

Ghani: We Are Ready to End Years of War in Afghanistan

(TOLO News): In this meeting, Ghani said the only goal of the Afghan government is to end the war and violence in order to ensure a lasting peace in the country. He pointed to a political consensus forming around the peace process and said, “we are ready to end the years of war in Afghanistan

In long-suffering Afghanistan, this is a peace deal worth trying

(The Washington Post): On Saturday, a holiday commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, people here awaited the announcement of an agreement between the United States and the Taliban on the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Skepticism here about what comes next pales in comparison with the certainty that continued war will fail. This

Ghani: Not sure if the Taliban want peace or are up to deceit

(ATN News): Ghani said that just two days ago the Taliban had told their allies that they had decided the west, will do the same to the government and will eventually, conquer Afghanistan by force. The president added that Amrullah Salih defined the behavior of the Taliban based on a strategy…, but “We have to

9 drug addicts shot dead in Kabul city

(KHAAMA PRESS): Officials in Kabul Police Headquarters confirm unknown gunmen shot dead a group of nine drug addicts in West of Kabul city. Ferdaws Faramurz, a spokesperson of Kabul Police Headquarters confirmed the incident and said the gunmen shot dead the nine drug addicts in the vicinity of 6th district of the city. Faramurz further

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