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‘Pullout, guarantees dominate Qatar talks’

AT News Report KABUL: In the wake of fresh peace talks with US special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, a Taliban spokesman said the group is close to reaching an agreement with the US on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Spokesman Suhail Shaheen made the comment in Doha, Qatar, following …

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China endorses India’s position on terrorism

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: China on Wednesday endorsed India’s position on terrorism, adding that terrorist groups cannot be supported and used in political and geopolitical goals, Indian media reported. In a veiled reference to Pakistan, China in very strong terms said that those committing orchestrating, inciting or supporting terrorist acts …

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Iran’s FM Javad Zarif resigns

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned without warning late Monday, offering an “apology” to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers is on the verge of collapse after the US withdrawal from the accord. Zarif’s resignation, if accepted by Iran’s relatively …

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US, Russian envoys for Afghanistan meet in Turkey

“Inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue essential to advance pace push” AT News Report KABUL: The US and Russian Special Envoy for Peace in Afghanistan have backed and agreed all-inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue which is essential to advance the current peace efforts, where the next round of talks between US official and Taliban representative …

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ISIS Afghanistan branch poses a major threat: US

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: ISIS’ Afghanistan-based affiliate has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members’ social media to acquire contacts in the United States, a US intelligence official in Afghanistan tells CNN. “They are closest to having …

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China reaffirms support for Afghan-led reconciliation

AT News Report KABUL: Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jinsong has reaffirmed China’s consistent support for Afghanistan’s efforts in national reconciliation to help bring peace in the war-hit country. He also assured of deepening counter-terrorism cooperation with Kabul administration with hope Afghanistan could play more significant role in the Belt …

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