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Khalilzad: Taliban should assure that their prisoners won’t return to battlefield

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, in an exclusive interview with Ariana News, said that the Taliban should guarantee that their prisoners will not fight again adding that they should implement each section of the US-Taliban deal. He added that Ghani-Abdullah tensions are resolvable. Zalmay Khalilzad, in …

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Khalilzad welcomes Ghani’s decision to postpone his inauguration ceremony

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan’s reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad said in a tweet on Wednesday that he welcomes President Ghani’s decision to postpone the event until March 9. He said, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has announced the postponement of tomorrow’s planned presidential inauguration ceremony. I welcome President …

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US-Taliban peace talks resume in Doha

The spokesperson of the political office of the Taliban in Qatar said that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the political deputy of the Taliban negotiated the results of the peace talks and next steps in the talks with Zalmay Khalilzad and Qatar  Foreign Minister, Doha. Some experts believe that the Qatar …

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Zalmay Khalilzad meets Ashraf Ghani – Arg

The presidential palace, in a press release, said that Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan, met with President Ghani and some officials in the palace, adding that Khalilzad briefed Ghani on his talks with the Taliban representatives and the Pakistani officials. Khalilzad said, “We are waiting for a …

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Zalmay Khalilzad to visit Kabul

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, is expected to leave Islamabad for Kabul, today, Saturday 01st February. Sources told Ariana News that Khalilzad was going to travel to Kabul, Saturday afternoon, in order to brief President Ashraf Ghani about the latest developments in the US-Taliban talks in …

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Taliban-Al Qaida ties yet strong

The latest findings of the UN Sanctions Committee show that al-Qaida continues its cooperation with the Taliban, providing them with religious and military training, whilst the Taliban are amid peace talks with the US. The report also indicates that al-Qaeda has increased its financial support to the Taliban, trying to …

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Khalilzad Meets Ashraf Ghani In Kabul

Concentration on how to bring ceasefire and a report of Doha Peace Talks were the main themes of their meeting, said Sediq Sediqqi Ghani’s spokesperson. Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan peace, on Wednesday morning had a meeting with Afghanistan president and presented a report of his …

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Afghan Politicians Urge Intensified Peace Efforts

A number of Afghan politicians believe that efforts of the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is moving very slow. Ambassador Khalilzad is in Kabul since early this week. He has met with Afghan leaders and prominent politicians including former President Hamid Karzai, former national security advisor Hanif …

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Khalilzad, Abdullah Discuss Peace Efforts, Election

The U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday. Former Foreign Minister and Head of Jamiat-e-Islami Political Party Salahuddin Rabbani, Deputy Assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump Lisa Curtis and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass were also present during the …

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U.S. Congress Subpoenas Khalilzad

A U.S. Congressional Committee has issued a subpoena to Trump’s special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad to appear before the panel on September 19. The subpoena has been issued to Mr. Khalilzad by representative Eliot Engel chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee to explain the failure of the US-Taliban …

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