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Moscow Meeting Ends with No Breakthrough on Ceasefire

The Moscow meeting between the Taliban representatives and Afghan politicians ended without a breakthrough on ceasefire. A joint statement released on Thursday following the two days of informal talks between the two sides. Both sides discussed continuing of the intra-Afghan dialogues, ceasefire, the release of prisoners, protection of civilians, foreign …

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Religious Scholars Call for Immediate Ceasefire

Dozens of religious scholars at a gathering on Wednesday called on the warring parties in Afghanistan to halt fighting and agree to an immediate ceasefire. Expressing concerns regarding increased violence in the country, the religious scholars demanded the Afghan government and the Taliban insurgent group to stop fighting. “We are …

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Mullah Baradar in Moscow: Taliban Wants Peace

Afghan politicians led by former President Hamid Karzai and Taliban delegation led by the deputy leader of the group Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Tuesday attended a ceremony in Moscow to mark the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Russia. Speaking at the event, Taliban deputy leader Mullah …

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E.U. Special Envoy Met Mullah Baradar in Qatar

The E.U. Special Representative for Afghanistan Ronald Kobia met with Taliban deputy leader and the group’s head of Qatar office Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, on Tuesday and discussed peace process among other issues, Taliban said in a statement. In a statement released on Tuesday, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for …

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German Special Envoy Met Mullah Baradar in Qatar

Germany’s special envoy for Afghanistan Markus Potzel has met Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Qatar. In a statement on Sunday, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office confirmed the meeting. He said Potzel and Baradar discussed various aspects of a possible peace deal and efforts of …

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Ghani, Imran Khan Discuss Peace via Phone

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday afternoon spoke with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan via telephone, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. During the phone call, the two sides have discussed the Afghan peace process and regional connectivity, the statement added. According to the statement, Khan has promised that his …

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CE Abdullah: Loya Jirga Had No Achievements

Reacting to the Grand Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace, Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says the Jirga had no achievements. Speaking in an interview with the Anadolu News Agency, Abdullah said there was nothing new in the final resolution of the Jirga. He emphasized that the Jirga should have been …

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