The discussions are important in the search for lasting peace that will also provide an exit for US and NATO troops after nearly 19 years
India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.
US 'realistic' but sees opportunity for Afghan peace, says Mike Pompeo after America signs historic deal with Taliban
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US is “realistic” about the peace deal it signed with the Taliban, but is "seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation"
Taliban threatens to attack Afghan election rallies; presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh says outfit 'created, backed to suppress nation’
The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday denounced a presidential vote due next month as a sham and threatened to attack election rallies. 'This election process is nothing more than a ploy,' the Taliban said in a statement.
China does the Taliban shuffle: Beijing's invite to terror outfit's chief negotiator a bid for greater geopolitical influence
According to Beijing, the Taliban delegation visited China as part of its efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan
In a first, China admits to hosting Afghan Taliban's Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in bid for enlarged strategic role in Afghanistan
China for the first time acknowledged that it recently hosted Afghan Taliban's chief peace negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar for talks as part of its stepped-up efforts to enlarge its strategic role in Afghanistan and efforts to restore peace in the war-torn country.
Taliban agrees to talks with Afghanistan officials in a two-day meeting in Moscow amid peace negotiations with US
In a statement, the Taliban said that the group is to attend a conference marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Russia on 28 May, followed by discussions with Afghan politicians about the future of the country on 29 May.
Afghan peace talks: US-Taliban meeting to focus on counter-terrorism ops, troops withdrawal, dialogue and ceasefire
An American delegation led by Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding marathon meetings in Doha, Qatar with a high-level Taliban team led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Taliban appoints co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US, announces changes in military, civilian departments
The Taliban has appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been ongoing since Monday with US officials. Baradar, formerly a number two of the Islamist group, helped Mullah Omar, who died in 2013, to found the Taliban movement.
Pakistan grapples under US pressure to bring Afghan Taliban to table; disobeying Donald Trump may douse IMF bailout hope
What is hardly hidden from the public gaze is that the Donald Trump administration wants Pakistan’s help in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table so that American troops can exit Afghanistan without any threat to the Ashraf Ghani government.
Top US state department official in Pakistan for crucial talks to strengthen bilateral ties, kick-start peace process in Afghanistan
Foreign office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed that principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, ambassador Alice Wells is visiting Islamabad.
The Taliban are struggling to find a successor to slain chief Mansour with militant sources saying two main contenders had backed out of the leadership race