- 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.
- 20 January 2021
KABUL: The European Union has reiterated its support to the ongoing Afghan peace process, urging an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- 20 January 2021
KABUL: Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. State Department, on Tuesday that the new president’s team will take a close look at what has already been agreed with the Taliban.
- 19 January 2021
KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison discussed bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process in a telephonic conversation, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
- 15 January 2021
KABUL: The U.S. military has reduced its troops’ number to 2500 in Afghanistan by Friday (today), a drawdown that meets the stipulations of the US-Taliban peace deal but goes against the country’s Congressional decision.
- 14 January 2021
KABUL: The US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, believes continued violence perpetrated by the Taliban has made the ongoing peace process difficult, and the Afghan people should be aware of the matter.
- 13 January 2021
KABUL: The US envoy to Afghanistan has said his country isn’t advocating for an interim government in Kabul, adding the ongoing peace negotiations should reflect the wishes and aspirations of the Afghan people.
- 13 January 2021
KABUL: The US military has continued to withdraw from Afghanistan despite a new US law prohibits the reduction without the Pentagon sending Congress an assessment of the risks.
- 12 January 2021
KABUL: Condemning the recent terrorist attacks across Afghanistan, the Egyptian envoy to Kabul says the spike in violence and conflict against the Afghan masses, as well as the incumbent system, fly in the face of Islamic teachings and principles.
- 7 January 2021
KABUL: The Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and UNAMA’s head, Deborah Lyons, conferring on the latest peace developments.
- 5 January 2021
KABUL: The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, arrived in Doha on Monday evening, one day before the second round of the peace negotiations are to get underway.