EU calls for Afghanistan ceasefire as US defence secretary visits Kabul

By |oktober 21st, 2019|Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, Federica Mogherini, Mark Esper, News|

EU officials called Sunday (21 October) for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defense secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul.

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US to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close 5 bases

By |september 3rd, 2019|Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Ashraf Ghani, Donald Trump, Islamic State, Nato, News, Talibans, terrorism, United States, Zalmay Khalizad|

The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief US negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Monday (2 September).

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Russia plays power broker as US-Taliban talks gather steam

By |februar 1st, 2019|Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, News, Russia, Talibans, USA|

Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday (5 February), Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a US official called an attempt to “muddle” the US-backed peace process.

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Afghan president names team for Taliban peace talks, EU to act as ‘guarantor’

By |november 29th, 2018|Afghanistan, António Guterres, Ashraf Ghani, Federica Mogherini, News, Talibans, terrorism, United Nations|

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday (28 November) announced in Geneva a 12-person team for prospective peace talks with the Taliban, as his government pledged unwavering commitment to resolve the conflict despite persistent bloodshed.

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