Peace Negotiations

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:34
Taliban officials and the Afghan government have held new secret talks in Qatar aimed at restarting peace negotiations to end the country's long war, three officials say, though questions remain over which faction of the insurgency is doing the talking.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 07:46
In an October 19 statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejected any reports of talks or meetings with the Afghan government, saying, "Our stance about the negotiations has not changed."
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:06
The Taliban and representatives of the Afghan government have restarted secret talks in the Gulf state of Qatar, senior sources within the insurgency and the Kabul government have told the Guardian.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 07:40
Prospects of jumpstarting peace talks with the Taliban are becoming increasingly dim amid recent battlefield gains by the insurgents in Afghanistan, an embattled government in Kabul and growing suspicions of Pakistan's good intentions in facilitating such negotiations.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:54
The United States will extend its stay in Afghanistan if the Taliban continue refusing to take part in the peace talks, the State Department announced here on Monday while insisting that the only solution for the Taliban was to embrace a reconciliation process.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:49
U.S. and Afghan officials appealed to the Taliban on Monday not to abandon peace talks with the Afghan government, amid fears that the group’s rejection of the talks will trigger a new wave of bloodletting as the summer fighting season nears.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 06:58
Senior diplomats from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States met in Islamabad on Monday to try to lay the groundwork for a new round of peace talks with the Taliban.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:37
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:42
A Taliban spokesman says the U.S. decision to delay the reduction of troops in Afghanistan will badly undermine the chances for peace.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 06:30
Afghanistan hasn’t been able to bring the Taliban into peace negotiations ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s planned visit to the White House next week, officials said, depriving the Afghan leader of a pivotal achievement ahead of the visit.