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Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, talks with the media at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)

Afghan peace talks to open in Doha, 19 years after 9/11 triggered war

Kabul | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Officials, diplomats and analysts say that although getting both sides to the negotiating table was an achievement in itself, it does not mean the path to peace will be easy.
Last month, Donald Trump said in an interview that Pakistan doesn’t “do a damn thing” for the United States despite billions of dollars in US aid.(Reuters/File Photo)
Last month, Donald Trump said in an interview that Pakistan doesn’t “do a damn thing” for the United States despite billions of dollars in US aid.(Reuters/File Photo)

Donald Trump has sought Imran Khan’s help with Afghan peace talks: Pakistan minister

Islamabad | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 05:35 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump wants to end a 17-year-old war between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants, who are fighting to drive out international forces and establish their version of strict Islamic law.
US defence secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on March 13, 2018 on an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.(Reuters)
US defence secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on March 13, 2018 on an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.(Reuters)

US defence secy Jim Mattis says signs indicate Taliban open to Afghan peace talks

Reuters, Kabul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Jim Mattis made the remarks during an unannounced visit to Kabul and comes weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. The insurgents have so far given no formal response to Kabul’s offer.
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