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Ghani, Khalilzad discussed consultative Loya Jirga in Munich

AT News Report KABUL: The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad on Friday called on President Asrhaf Ghani on the sideline of Munich Security Conference 2019, where they discussed current peace efforts including Consultative Loya Jiga (traditional grand assembly) to be convened next month to seek ways …

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Ghani condemns terrorist attack in India

“Collective efforts require to root terrorism out” AT News Report KABUL: Terrorism is a cancer in the region and its elimination requires collective efforts, President Ashraf Ghani said this in reaction to a deadly terrorist attack in India that killed 37, wounding five others. President Ghani strongly condemned the terrorist …

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‘No decision on troops pullout yet’

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: With indication to provide conditions for a political and peaceful solution, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that there is no decision on the table regarding troop’s pullout from Afghanistan. “The aim is of course not to be in Afghanistan forever, the aim is to …

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Two Moldovan pilots freed from Taliban captivity

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Two Moldovan pilots have been freed after spending 3 1/2 years in captivity in Afghanistan, President Igor Dodon has announced on Monday. “At the end of the week or the beginning of next week, I’ll fly to Moscow to return with the aviators to Chisinau,” Dodon …

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U.S. says no timetable for Afghan troop withdrawal

KABUL: The US envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has said that Washington still has no timetable to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, brushing off claims by the rebel Taliban that a ‘military drawdown’ deal has been struck. Khalilzad said: “To be clear, no troop withdrawal timetable exists”. Taliban deputy …

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‘US committed to achieving durable peace in Afghanistan’

AT News Report KABUL: The US Secretary Mike Pompeo in a telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to achieving a durable peace in Afghanistan. The secretary underscored Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad’s role in facilitating an inclusive peace process, US Department of State said …

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