Afghan Taliban

Afghan Taliban announce to reopen all girls schools by March

KABUL: Taliban have said they hoped to open all schools for girls across Afghanistan after late March. Since the group assumed power, girls in most areas have not been able to go to school beyond grade 7. The international community

Taliban enters Mazar-i-Sharif, takes control of government buildings

KABUL (Reuters): The territory controlled by the crumbling Afghan government has shrunk to little more than Kabul after the Taliban captured the major northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif while the United States sent more troops to help evacuate its civilians. The

Afghan Taliban take control of 13 districts within a day

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban have taken control of thirteen districts in the last 24 hours, the highest number of areas falling to the group in a day as US troops depart from the country. According to Afghan media, the Taliban

Pakistan to assist in recovering US hostage held by Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON: Pakistan will help as a “moral and humanitarian responsibility” in the ongoing efforts to recover an American hostage Mark Frerichs held by the Afghan Taliban. This was states by the Pakistan Embassy in Washington spokesperson while responding to a

Afghan Taliban call on PM Imran Khan, discuss peace process

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Afghan Taliban headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed the peace process. The prime minister underlined that Intra-Afghan Negotiations provide a historic opportunity to the Afghan leaders for

US, Afghan Taliban agree to sign historic peace deal on Feb 29

DOHA: The United States and the Afghan Taliban are set to sign a historic agreement later this month to pave the way to ending America’s longest war. The announcement comes hours after the Afghan government said a weeklong partial truce

FO welcomes US, Taliban’s announcement regarding peace deal

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office of Pakistan has welcomed the announcement regarding United States (US) and Taliban agreement on signing a peace deal for Afghanistan on February 29. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, the FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui

US-Taliban partial truce

The United States and the Afghan Taliban have secured a seven-day truce in violence raising hopes for a peace agreement to end the decades-old war in the country. US President Donald Trump has expressed confidence and said that a peace

US losing in Afghanistan

The United States has resumed stalled talks with the Taliban as it seeks to end the decades-long war in Afghanistan. The sticking point in the negotiations remains what exactly will the US will gain from the conflict. A damning new

Resumption of US-Taliban talks

The United States will resume talks with the Afghan Taliban in Doha, where the militant group maintains a political office, to discuss several thorny issues, and eventually decide a roadmap for a post-war Afghanistan. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy

Iran-Taliban discussions

The globetrotting Afghan Taliban has visited Iran in efforts to convince the United States to pull out from the war-ravaged country. Iranian involvement in the matter brings a new player to restore peace as efforts are made for a ceasefire

Taliban release two Western hostages in prisoner swap deal

ISLAMABAD: Afghan Taliban has released two foreign professors in a prisoner swap deal. Kevin King and Timothy Weeks were abducted in 2016. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday welcomed the release of two foreign teachers by the Afghan Taliban and

Four-party Moscow talks urges political settlement in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Representatives of Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan have agreed that a negotiated political settlement is the only road to peace in Afghanistan, including an early resumption of direct US talks with the Taliban. The four-party talks in

Afghan rivals to meet in China after US talks stall

KABUL: China is organising talks among Afghanistan’s rival factions as part of efforts to end years of war after negotiations between the Taliban and the United States on the withdrawal of US forces broke down, Afghan officials said on Wednesday.

PM never met Afghan Taliban delegation: Firdous Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday rejected media reports suggesting Prime Minister Imran Khan has met Afghan Taliban delegation. Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan earlier on Friday clarified that the news

Afghan Taliban agree to resume peace process

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghan Taliban have agreed on the need for earliest resumption of the Afghan peace process that was canceled by United States President Donald Trump. The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and

Afghan Taliban delegation welcomed at Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday welcomed the Afghan Taliban delegation on their arrival to the Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and senior officials welcomed the 12-member Afghan Taliban delegation headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar