- 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 February 2021
KABUL: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) calls on the Afghan government and the Taliban to immediately recommence the suspended intra-Afghan talks and return to the negotiating table.
- 14 February 2021
KABUL: Germany has reportedly announced that it plans to continue its military presence in Afghanistan as the country believes the peace talks won’t be concluded by March.
- 13 February 2021
KABUL: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed the Taliban insurgent group should fulfill its promises of reducing violence and cutting ties with terrorist organizations.
- 13 February 2021
KABUL: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has vehemently condemned the recent spike in violence across Afghanistan, urging for an immediate cessation of bloodshed.
- 10 February 2021
KABUL: A veteran’s advocacy group called on the Biden Administration to entirely remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan and continue giving veterans access to private health care.
- 9 February 2021
KABUL: While the war between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban rages on, the United States has achieved a whole year without a fighting death in Afghanistan, Stars and Stripes, an American news agency reported on Monday.
- 9 February 2021
KABUL: U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie says the degree of violence in Afghanistan remains too high, and the U.S. is evaluating the Taliban’s actions as well as the peace deal to find a path forward soon.
- 8 February 2021
KABUL: Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham says American forces won’t leave Afghanistan in May, as he announced support to the Biden administration’s stance on Afghanistan and its bid to review the US-Taliban agreement.
- 7 February 2021
KABUL: Former U.S. Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford has emphasized the necessity of overseeing the Taliban to ensure all the Doha peace deal terms are being honored before resorting to a further reduction of troops in Afghanistan.
- 6 February 2021
KABUL: During a call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, US Defense Chief Lloyd Austin on Friday reiterated the U.S.‘s commitment to an “enduring” alliance with the Afghan government.