afghanistan

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

The 19-year conflict is also the United States' longest overseas military action, vexing three successive presidents.

By REUTERS
12/09/2020
Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (front) leaves after peace talks with Afghan sen
US Secretary of State arrives in Qatar for Afghan-Taliban peace talks

Pompeo is scheduled to attend a ceremony in Doha on Saturday to mark the start of the talks.

By REUTERS
11/09/2020
Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (front) leaves after peace talks with Afghan sen
US envoy meets new Taliban chief negotiator as Afghan peace talks near

The negotiations, the result of an agreement between Washington and the Taliban, are to begin in Doha after the release of the last half-dozen or so of 5,000 Taliban prisoners.

By REUTERS
08/09/2020
A member of the Taliban holds a flag in Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan frees nearly 200 Taliban prisoners to push peace talks

A source close to the process said the prisoner swap could be finished by today.

By REUTERS
02/09/2020
Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (front) leaves after peace talks with Afghan sen
Peace talks between Afghan officials, Taliban to start in September

Abdullah Abdullah, a prominent politician and the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation said Afghan officials were ready to hold talks with the Taliban from early September.

By REUTERS
27/08/2020
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