Trump calls peace talks with Taliban over Kabul attack

News:US President has called off the peace negotiations with the Taliban that sought to end America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan. Facts: About US-Taliban talks: U.S. and Taliban negotiators had struck a draft peace deal which could have led to a withdrawal  of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. However, an increase in Taliban violence has led to… Continue reading Trump calls peace talks with Taliban over Kabul attack

Taliban says latest talks end on U.S.’s Afghanistan withdrawal

The talks between the Taliban and the United States has ended without any peace deal for Afghanistan.Both sides have said that they would talk to their leaders about the next move. The two sides have been discussing an agreement under which US forces would withdraw from Afghanistan and the Taliban would guarantee that the country… Continue reading Taliban says latest talks end on U.S.’s Afghanistan withdrawal

India elbowed out of Afghanistan peace talks

Pakistan has for the first time joined the US, Russia and China’s trilateral consultations on the Afghanistan peace process. The four countries have jointly urged the Taliban to immediately agree to a ceasefire and begin direct negotiations with the Afghanistan government to end the 18-year violence in the war-torn country. However,India has neither been included… Continue reading India elbowed out of Afghanistan peace talks

U.S., Taliban talks end after rival Afghans agree on ‘roadmap for peace’

Recently,the Taliban and Afghan delegates including government officials has agreed on a roadmap for peace that could end the 18-year war in Afghanistan. The roadmap hopes to reach an agreement that would see US troops pull out in return for a commitment that Afghanistan would not be used as a base for terrorism. This non-binding… Continue reading U.S., Taliban talks end after rival Afghans agree on ‘roadmap for peace’

Taliban says ‘occupation’ must end for Afghan peace

Recently, Afghan politicians and Taliban delegates have met in Moscow to revive peace talks aimed at ending the decades-long war. The meeting was organised by Russia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its diplomatic ties with Afghanistan. During the meeting,Taliban and Russia has called for the withdrawal of U.S.-led coalition troops from Afghanistan denouncing the… Continue reading Taliban says ‘occupation’ must end for Afghan peace

Peace pact with Taliban is unlikely before September polls

Addressing a gathering at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Chief Executive of the Afghan High Peace Council has said that Afghanistan would not compromise on fundamental issues with the Taliban. Further,he has also said that the US-Taliban talks has given the Taliban a higher political profile even though they are not the real… Continue reading Peace pact with Taliban is unlikely before September polls

Afghanistan’s top court extends Ghani’s term till delayed elections

Afghanistan’s Supreme Court has extended the term of President Ashraf Ghani until elections which have been delayed till September,2019. The delayed elections comes as the US tries to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban.Further,it is said that the polls were being deliberately delayed to create more space for those talks. However,Opposition has called for… Continue reading Afghanistan’s top court extends Ghani’s term till delayed elections

Meet between Afghan govt.Taliban postponed

The peace conference in Qatar that was intended to bring Taliban negotiators and Afghan government officials together was postponed indefinitely after Taliban has objected to the Afghan officials included in the country’s delegation. The Afghan government has said that a non-government committee had prepared the list of participants which represented all political and social movements… Continue reading Meet between Afghan govt.Taliban postponed

Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

The Taliban has announced the opening of their annual spring offensive. They said that they would continue fighting as long as foreign forces remained in Afghanistan.The spring offensive has been named as ‘Operation Fath’. Operation Fath which means victory in Arabic will be conducted across Afghanistan.The aim of the operation is for (a)eradicating foreign occupation… Continue reading Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US