We want to ‘end animosity’ with Taliban; Abdullah

9th death anniversary of jihadi leader Burhanuddin Rabbani marked AT News KABUL: Afghanistan Peace Grand Council Chief, Abdullah Abdullah, has said the Afghan government’s peace negotiators are in Doha to end animosity with the Taliban. At the 9th death anniversary of former president and jihadi leader Burhanuddin Rabbani in Kabul, …

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Afghan peace negotiators optimistic in ceasefire agreement

AT News KABUL: The Afghan government’s negotiating delegation says they are optimistic in a ceasefire agreement with their Taliban interlocutors. The two negotiating teams have not yet held official meetings. Taliban side has only focused on the technical issues. Nader Naderi, a member of the government team told Al-Jazeera broadcaster …

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Security official derides Taliban’s victory in war

AT News KABUL: Acting Defense Minister, Assadullah Khaled ridiculed the Taliban’s allegation to win the war, rejecting the claim as “a dream and madness”. Taliban had earlier claimed to use their ‘Plan B’ if meetings with the government of Afghanistan failed. The Plan B was explained as continue fighting and …

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The Anarchy in Afghanistan

There is a joke in Afghanistan that is called the government. The big player made the joke after Usama played a game with the big player, the dangerous game. This game brought the American, the European, and many other players to Afghanistan. They empowered the killers, the alcoholics, the womanizers, …

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The Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Process

 Dr. Matin Royeen Ph.D. The current peace discussions between Taliban and the Afghan representatives  in Doha, fundamentally deal with two vital issues.  How to reconcile past trauma, resolve the  current conflict by achieving peace that safeguards the national interest of Afghanistan.  I would like to share some thoughts about these …

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Notorious terrorist Qari Azam killed in Peshawar

AT News KABUL: A Pakistani terrorist and top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist group for Afghanistan, Qari Azam was killed in Peshawar due to internal rivalry within the group over drug trafficking, according to reports. He also headed the joint Shura of JeM and LeT to coordinate operations in Afghanistan. He …

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Activists urge media access to Doha talks

AT News KABUL: The committee for safety of journalists, a non-government entity active in supporting journalists’ rights, says that the government has disrupted access to information about the ongoing peace negotiations with the Taliban. A number of journalists who have come back from Qatar, where they had gone to cover …

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Editorial: Negotiating a viable settlement to end conflict

After months of delay and wrangling, eventually the intra-Afghan talks opened this week in Doha for direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. This was the direct result of an agreement reached between the US and the Taliban in February. Kabul was not directly involved in those negotiations, …

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