Daily Archives: January 4, 2021

Peace Negotiators Leave for Doha on Monday

(TOLO News): The team is expected to share the details of its latest consultations with President Ashraf Ghani before its departure, and will also hold a meeting with the leadership committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation on Monday.  The first round of the talks continued for three months, with the Republic and Taliban

FM Atmar Praises Qatar’s Role in Afghan Peace Process

(BNA): Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Afghanistan Saeed bin Mubarak Al Khayarin here in his office yesterday, a MoFA statement said. During the meeting, both sides reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries, in addition to issues

Security Forces Discover Taliban Safe House, Seize IEDs

(KHAAMA press): First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Monday, at the 6:30 am meeting, that Kabul police had found a safe house in PD8 of Kabul city. The safe house reportedly belonged to the Taliban militants, in which the group have stored different types of IEDs and Magnetic Bombs. Saleh added, that Kabul police

Ghani Assures Peace Negotiators of Govt’s Full Support

(TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani met with Afghan Republic negotiators on Sunday evening and assured them of the government’s full support, says the Presidential Palace. The negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will leave for Doha on Monday to begin the next round of the negotiations on Jan. 5. The first round of

5 killed, top Kapisa cleric among 9 injured in blast

(Pajhwok): Five people were killed and nine others were wounded including the provincial Ulema Council head in a car bomb blast in central Kapisa province on Sunday. Abdul ShayiqShurash, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the dead included three religious scholars and two others. He said MirwaisKarim, head of the KapisaUlema Council, was among

Ghani vows full support to negotiators

(Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has reiterated his administration’s unstinted support to his government’s tem for peace negotiations with Taliban. At a meeting with the Massoum Stanikzai-led team here on Sunday night, the president said the entire nation stood firmly behind the delegation. Ghani commended the negotiators, who leave for Doha today, for effectively representing the

Afghan govt, Taliban resume peace talks tomorrow

(International The News): A string of assassinations has sowed fear and chaos across Afghanistan as a fresh round of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban begin in Qatar tomorrow (Tuesday).Months of deliberations between the two sides have yielded little so far, but both parties made something of a breakthrough last year when

Taliban adopting drone warfare to bolster attacks

(The National): When Lieutenant Mohammad Amin and his comrades first spotted small drones near their check post early last year, they dismissed them as toys being used by young Afghans from the city close by. “These were toy drones, operated remotely through smartphones,” said Lt Amin, who is using a pseudonym for fear of Taliban

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