Editorial: Ideology of war

We are not a nation to have chosen an ideology of war and also to persist on it all the time. We are a peaceful nation and it has been historically proven. The current war is an absolute imposed one by the alignment of some foreign countries plus domestic elements …

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An Honorable Peace Agreement – No Capitulation

By Zia Nezam Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have held hope for a peaceful, stable Afghanistan. However, can there be hope as violence continues across Afghanistan? Anti-government attacks against the Afghan people have increased fifty percent in the third quarter of 2020, according to SIGAR (The …

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Afghanistan, Iran edging closer to strategic partnership

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi, who visited Kabul for top-level consultations, said the Iran-Afghanistan strategic plan will be finalized soon. Mr. Araghchi met with many Afghan high-ranking officials, discussing key issues in regards to strengthened Kabul and Tehran ties. During meeting with …

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Khalilzad urges no delay in talks as war worsens

AT News KABUL: The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad said tragically, the war continues in Afghanistan. “The two Afghan negotiating teams announced in Doha they will take 20 days off to “consult on the agenda items. Tragically, the war continues. The need for a political settlement, reduction …

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Afghan negotiators head to Kabul as peace talks unfold

AT News KABUL: Afghan government-backed negotiators are set to head to Kabul for consultations on peace talks, an official said on Monday, as part of efforts to advance the crucial talks with the Taliban that has dragged for months. Habiba Sarabi, a member of Afghanistan’s negotiating team, has said the …

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China-led CA5 countries declare support to Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Participants of virtual China-Afghanistan-Central Asian Countries (CA5) Vice Foreign Ministers’ Meeting called on the international community to support the Afghan peace and reconciliation process, step up counter-terrorism cooperation and create an enabling environment for relevant cooperation. The meeting on Trade and Connectivity was successfully held, said …

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Editorial: Fragile yet rejuvenates peace talks

Afghan and Taliban peace negotiators had announced a three-week pause in the ongoing talks in Doha. The Kabul peace team will arrive back home today (Monday) – really no idea where the Taliban negotiators will go. Both sides shared initial lists of agenda items and conducted preliminary discussion on the …

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