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US envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad (C) and US Army General Scott Miller, commander of NATO's Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces, Afghanistan, attend Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani's inauguration as president, in Kabul, Afghanistan in this file picture from 2020.(Reuters)

US-Taliban talks: India concerned as Pak wishes Taliban to lead Afghanistan govt

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:35 AM IST
The resumption of dialogue with the Taliban under Joe Biden clearly shows that the US is continuing its Afghan policy on the lines of Donald Trump's administration.
US President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the imprisonment of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the imprisonment of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(Reuters)

Joe Biden administration to review US-Taliban agreement

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:31 PM IST
  • US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan also said the US is committed to consulting closely with the Afghan government, NATO allies and regional partners on a collective strategy to support a stable, sovereign, and secure future for the country.
The US -Taliban deal, touted as Afghanistan’s best chance at ending decades of war, is holding, but progress toward a broader political settlement has been slowed by squabbling within the Afghan government.(AP file photo. Representative image)
The US -Taliban deal, touted as Afghanistan’s best chance at ending decades of war, is holding, but progress toward a broader political settlement has been slowed by squabbling within the Afghan government.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Taliban meet head of US forces in Afghanistan amid tensions over peace deal

Islamabad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said the meeting was held late Friday in the Gulf nation of Qatar, where the insurgent group maintains a political office.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, speaks at a signing ceremony between Afghanistan's Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar February 29, 2020.(REUTERS)
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, speaks at a signing ceremony between Afghanistan's Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar February 29, 2020.(REUTERS)

Afghan Taliban reiterates plans to forge ‘bilateral relations’ with all

Hindsutan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The Taliban’s latest statements are being closely followed in diplomatic circles in New Delhi and by experts who track developments in Afghanistan.
US Military spokesperson Col. Sonny Leggett said the airstrike on Wednesday was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Nahr-e Saraj in the southern Helmand province.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))
US Military spokesperson Col. Sonny Leggett said the airstrike on Wednesday was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Nahr-e Saraj in the southern Helmand province.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))

United States strikes Taliban forces, in first hit since peace deal

Kabul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 06:43 PM IST
President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first US president believed to have ever spoken directly with the militant group responsible for the deaths of thousands of US troops in nearly 19 years of fighting in Afghanistan
US Military spokesperson Col. Sonny Leggett said the airstrike on Wednesday was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Nahr-e Saraj in the southern Helmand province.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))
US Military spokesperson Col. Sonny Leggett said the airstrike on Wednesday was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Nahr-e Saraj in the southern Helmand province.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))

United States strikes Taliban forces, in first hit since peace deal

Kabul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 04:41 PM IST
President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first US president believed to have ever spoken directly with the militant group responsible for the deaths of thousands of US troops in nearly 19 years of fighting in Afghanistan
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, signs an agreement with Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, at a signing agreement ceremony between members of Afghanistan's Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar February 29, 2020.(REUTERS)
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, signs an agreement with Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, at a signing agreement ceremony between members of Afghanistan's Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar February 29, 2020.(REUTERS)

Troops withdrawal, prisoners release : Key features of US-Taliban peace deal

Kabul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 11:00 PM IST
The US-Taliban peace deal also stipulates that talks between the Taliban and all “Afghan sides” will commence March 10. The exact makeup or who exactly will represent the Afghan team is not spelt out.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, speaks during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, (unseen) in Kabul on Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.(ANI)
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, speaks during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, (unseen) in Kabul on Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Taliban accord hopeful moment but road ahead not easy, says US defense secretary on peace deal and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group’s top political leader signed a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S., in Doha on Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.(ANI)
United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group’s top political leader signed a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S., in Doha on Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.(ANI)

‘Support all opportunities that end violence in Afghanistan’: India on US-Taliban peace deal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:32 PM IST
The MEA spokesperson added that the as a contiguous neighbour, India will “continue to extend all support to the government and people of Afghanistan in realising their aspirations for a peaceful, democratic and prosperous future”.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, speaks during a joint news conference in presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.(AP)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, speaks during a joint news conference in presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.(AP)

‘Taliban accord hopeful moment but road ahead not easy’: Pentagon chief on peace deal

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:17 PM IST
While the peace deal was signed by U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, US defense secretary Mark Esper met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul where they announced a joint declaration.
(L to R) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar shake hands after signing a peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on February 29, 2020.(AFP)
(L to R) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar shake hands after signing a peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on February 29, 2020.(AFP)

US signs peace accord with Taliban, to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan in 14 months

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:16 PM IST
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to overthrow the Taliban, who had hosted Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida as they planned and celebrated the assault.
US soldier points his rifle at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan on April 26, 2012.(REUTERS)
US soldier points his rifle at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan on April 26, 2012.(REUTERS)

US aims to withdraw all forces ‘within 14 months’: US-Afghanistan declaration

Kabul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 07:22 PM IST
After an initial reduction of troops to 8,600 within 135 days of Saturday’s signing, the US and its partners “will complete the withdrawal of their remaining forces from Afghanistan within 14 months... and will withdraw all their forces from remaining bases”, the declaration stated.
Afghan children celebrate in anticipation of the US-Taliban agreement to allow a US troop reduction and a permanent ceasefire, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on February 28, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Afghan children celebrate in anticipation of the US-Taliban agreement to allow a US troop reduction and a permanent ceasefire, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on February 28, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

India to attend US-Taliban peace deal event in Doha today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 02:50 PM IST
India has been invited by the Qatar government to the ceremony where the US-Taliban deal will be signed. The country will be represented by P Kumaran, the ambassador in Doha.
This would be the second visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Qatar after taking office in 2018.(REUTERS)
This would be the second visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Qatar after taking office in 2018.(REUTERS)

Pak PM Imran Khan to visit Qatar ahead of signing of US-Taliban peace deal

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 12:09 PM IST
The US is set to sign a peace deal with the Taliban on Saturday provided that a week-long reduction in violence across Afghanistan holds, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a recent statement. The Taliban also released a statement confirming the plan to sign a peace deal that day.
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