- NATO envoy confer on peace, support to Afghan forces
- The White House said that the US President Joe Biden is committed to bring the Afghan conflict to a responsible end and consult troop withdrawal with the US partners around the world.
- After European Union (EU), the UK Embassy to Kabul has pushed for the urgent need and establishment of the High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR), citing it vital to provide directions for the Afghan peace negotiations.
- The Afghan negotiating sides in Doha have agreed in principle on the procedural rules for intra-Afghan talks following nearly three months of controversies holding back progress.
- The project, once producing thousands of tons of crops, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1967 during the leadership of King Mohammad Zahir Shah but ceased operating after the civil war broke out in Afghanistan during the 1990’s.
- Project also known as Band Sardeh Project, the country’s major agricultural scheme in southern Ghazni province, is one of the many other infrastructural facilities affected by conflicts while most parts of the land it covered are grabbed by strongmen and local people.
- The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has extolled the recent agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan on a shared vision for bilateral relations and regional stability.
- Reports suggest progress is made on the procedural issues obstructing the intra-Afghan talks in Doha for more than two months.
- 8 April 2021
KABUL: The Taliban have categorically dismissed President Ashraf Ghani’s news peace proposal, arguing that the Doha Deal, signed between the US and the rebel group, is the “only best plan” for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
- 25 March 2021
KABUL: Top Russian envoy says during the Moscow Summit last week, the Taliban insisted on the return of the Islamic Emirate as part of the solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
- 24 March 2021
KABUL: The Taliban inform that they have shared a 90-day reduction in violence (RIV) plan with the U.S., but a consensus hasn’t been achieved so far.
- 20 March 2021
KABUL: The Taliban warned Washington on Friday not to ignore the May 1 deadline for withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan, threatening retaliation that could include escalated Taliban attacks.
- 18 March 2021
KABUL: Airstrikes conducted by US forces in southern Kandahar province have drawn ire of the Taliban who have harshly condemned them as clear violations of the Doha agreement signed last year; however, American troops see them in line with the pact.
- 7 March 2021
KABUL: The Taliban have met with the US special envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, in Qatar, in the wake of attempts to restart the peace process stalled by rising instability and a looming US troop withdrawal deadline, according to international media reports.
- 17 February 2021
KABUL: The Taliban insurgents have called on the U.S. government to honor the landmark withdrawal agreement whereby all foreign troops are required to leave Afghanistan by May, regardless if violence continues to rage in the war-ravaged nation.
- 14 February 2021
KABUL: The Taliban insurgent group on Saturday cautioned NATO against pursuing a “continuation of war” in the wake of the international alliance’s possible continuation of mission in Afghanistan.
- 6 February 2021
KABUL: Against the backdrop of reports suggesting the deadline for foreign troop exit from Afghanistan may not be met, Taliban fighters have reportedly been called out of their usual winter break to fight on the front line, American media reported.
- 5 February 2021
KABUL: The Taliban insurgent group has condemned a recommendation made by the U.S. Congress to the Biden administration, urging it to prolong the May deadline set for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.