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Afghan leaders leave for Doha to revive stalled peace talks

KABUL: A delegation of Afghan political leaders led by top peace official Abdullah Abdullah left for Qatar on Friday to attempt to breathe life into stalled talks with the Taliban as violence escalates around the country. Abdullah, head of the

Shehbaz Sharif barred from boarding Doha-bound flight

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif was barred from boarding a Doha-bound flight on Saturday and was offloaded from the aircraft. The PML-N leader was granted “one time” permission to fly abroad on medical grounds by the Lahore

Afghan Taliban meet US envoy in Doha to revive peace deal

WASHINGTON: United States special envoy to Afghanistan met with the Taliban in Qatar as efforts intensify to revive a peace process faced with mounting violence and a US troop withdrawal deadline. The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, held talks earlier this week

Afghan govt appreciates Pakistan’s support for peace

ISLAMABAD: Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar has appreciated Pakistan’s support for lasting peace in Afghanistan. In a tweet, the Afghan leader said that he fully shares the view of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Foreign Office

Intra-Afghan talks to commence in Doha tomorrow

KABUL: The long-awaited talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban will take place in Qatar’s capital Doha from Saturday. Qatar’s foreign ministry made the announcement on Thursday as a final hurdle over the release of six Taliban prisoners appears

Doha Accord is start of Afghan reconciliation process: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the Doha peace agreement signed between the US and Afghan Taliban. In a tweet on Saturday evening, the prime minister said Pakistan is committed to playing its role in ensuring the agreement holds

FM Qureshi meets Zalmay Khalilzad, discuss Afghan peace process

DOHA: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha today (Saturday) on the sidelines of US-Taliban peace deal. Zalmay Khalilzad apprised FM Qureshi of the latest situation regarding peace agreement between the

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

Pakistan supports KL Summit to address challenges: Qureshi

DOHA:Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan fully supported Kuala Lumpur summit aimed at enhancing Muslim nations existing potential for collective development and shared prosperity. Addressing at the second Kuala Lumpur Summit Ministerial Meeting in Doha, the foreign

Omar Ayub meets Prime Minister of Qatar in Doha

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan called on the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at his office in Doha. The Qatari prime minister extended warm welcome to

Inam Butt returns homeland, receives warm welcome

LAHORE: Inam Butt, country’s most celebrated and decorated wrestler returned home today on Wednesday after winning a gold medal in the thrilling wrestling match at ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. The 30-year-old wrestler was given a warm welcome.