- 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.
- 15 March 2021
KABUL: Amid renewed diplomatic push for Afghan peace, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani met and discussed recent developments in the intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the head of Taliban’s political office.
- 13 March 2021
KABUL: Moscow has expressed support for the Taliban’s integration into a potential interim government in Kabul, ahead of hosting a conference on Afghanistan.
- 10 March 2021
KABUL: Sources close to the Taliban say the planned UN-led conference on Afghan peace in Turkey might occur on March 27; however, US sources have not yet confirmed the meeting date.
- 10 March 2021
KABUL: The US deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan may have to be reconsidered, according to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, citing that Taliban insurgents are not honoring any of their commitments under the Doha Agreement.
- 7 March 2021
KABUL: In a letter addressed to Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken offers four recommendations for the Afghan peace process following the seeming deadlock among the Afghan negotiating sides.
- 6 March 2021
KABUL: Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, has met the republican negotiating team in Doha and is supposed to deliver the message of ‘participatory administration’ to the Taliban insurgent group.
- 1 March 2021
KABUL: Russian officials in a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar have reiterated their country’s support for the Afghan peace talks, stressing it was too early to remove the Taliban from the blacklist.
- 1 March 2021
KABUL: The new U.S. administration has dispatched seasoned Diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, to the Middle East to restart peace negotiations with the Taliban, the State Department notified on Sunday.
- 17 February 2021
KABUL: As the international community is in a dilemma on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan based on the US-Taliban peace deal, New Zealand, for one, has decided to wrap its military mission in Afghanistan by May 2021.
- 16 February 2021
KABUL: Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, applauded the recent report of UNAMA on the targeted killings of human rights defenders and journalists in the country while condemning the increased targeted attacks in Afghanistan.