peace talks

Backdoor peace talks

For the past few years, it seemed inconceivable that there would be peace between India and Pakistan. The two countries scaled back bilateral ties, suspended trade, recalled envoys and were involved in a dogfight that brought them on the brink

FM Qureshi discusses peace process with Afghan counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday reaffirmed that Pakistan desires a peaceful, prosperous and stable Afghanistan. He said this during his telephonic conversation with his Afghanistan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar. He said peace in Afghanistan is linked with

Afghan govt, Taliban agree to hold peace talks in Doha

KABUL: The government of Afghanistan and the Taliban have agreed that Qatari Captial Doha will be the venue for the first meeting in peace talks. The intra-Afghan dialogue will be the first high-level meeting between the two sides after years

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

Afghan Talks in Moscow

A few years ago, it was unfathomable that Russia and China would influence the Afghan peace process. With the United States facing Trump’s mood swings and Britain in a Brexit quagmire, these countries are taking over as world leadership if

Reviving Afghan peace process

The Afghan Taliban arrived in Islamabad last week, were given a warm welcome at the Foreign Office and a cordial meeting with FM Qureshi. The main reason for the visit was a hushed meeting with US peace envoy Khalilzad brokered

Trump offers again to mediate between Pakistan and India

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has once again offered to resolve Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India. It is the second time he is offering to mediate between Pakistan and India. Donald Trump today spoke to the reporters at the White