Resumption of talks between the US and the Afghan Taliban

Resumption of talks between the US and the Afghan Taliban

Afghan Taliban representatives held further talks with a US delegation in Qatar on Wednesday, as the Afghan government convened a traditional assembly in Kabul to defend its interests in a possible peace deal. The Taliban announced in a statement that their chief negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, had spoken with the US envoy to Afghanistan, […]

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Hekmatyar presidential candidate of July in Afghanistan

Hekmatyar presidential candidate of July in Afghanistan

Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who was accused of war crimes committed in the 1990s, started Saturday in the run-up to the presidential election in July. Returned from exile in 2016, he remains a very controversial character. His party, Hezb-e-Islami, is held responsible for many abuses during the civil war, including the siege of Kabul, […]

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Afghan Taliban refuse to negotiate with Kabul

Afghan Taliban refuse to negotiate with Kabul

The Taliban refused Sunday to negotiate with the Afghan government next month, in Saudi Arabia, where their representatives are to meet with US envoys to begin the peace process. A delegation of the Islamist militia met with members of the US administration on December 17 in the United Arab Emirates, but the movement remains hostile […]

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