- 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.
- 6 May 2021
KABUL: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed the drawdown of NATO’s Resolute Training mission was underway but said the end of the alliance’s mission did not mean the end of its relationship with Afghanistan.
- 5 May 2021
KABUL: General David Petraeus, former commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and former CIA chief has said that the withdrawal of US troops from the country “would not end the endless war in Afghanistan.”
In an interview with FRANCE 24, he said, “It is going to end the US and coalition presence in that war militarily.”
- 4 May 2021
KABUL: On World Press Freedom Day, the European Union on Monday said that journalists should be protected and the campaign of violence against media professionals should be ended.
- 4 May 2021
KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad who is on a visit to Kabul has met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman Abdullah Abdullah of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) and discussed the Afghan peace process and international consensus for supporting a peaceful solution to the Afghan crisis.
- 3 May 2021
KABUL: The Afghan government may face “bad possible outcomes” against Taliban militants, as foreign troops’ withdrawal accelerates, a top US general warned on Sunday.
- 3 May 2021
KABUL: The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US will still be present in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of American forces scheduled to complete on September 11.
- 2 May 2021
KABUL: As the deadline for US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan ended on Saturday, Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov called for a compromise between the US and the Taliban.
- 2 May 2021
KABUL: The Taliban have been warned by the top US military commander in Afghanistan against targeting foreign troops currently deployed in Afghanistan.
- 1 May 2021
KABUL: Representatives of the extended “Troika,” which includes the US, Russia, China, and Pakistan, met in Doha to find ways to facilitate intra-Afghan talks and assist the Afghan parties in reaching a diplomatic solution and a lasting and inclusive ceasefire.
- 29 April 2021
KABUL: US President Joe Biden has that withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan would not endanger America’s national stability but it will show “American leadership” by breaking the chain of endless military struggle.