January 23, 2021
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  • Biden administration reviews US-Taliban peace deal  

    Biden administration reviews US-Taliban peace deal

    The new US administration announces that it will review the February 2020 US-Taliban deal, said a statement issued by the White House on January 22. In a conversation with Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib, the US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, has said that the US will support the…

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  • Taliban reluctant to negotiate after Pakistan’s visit

    Taliban reluctant to negotiate after Pakistan’s visit

    The Taliban leaders are reluctant to continue with negotiations after returning from their visit to Pakistan, says a government negotiator. Calling the late return of Taliban leaders from Pakistan, including the group’s chief negotiator Mawlawi Abdul Hakim, as main cause of postponement in intra-Afghan talks, the government negotiator says the…

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  • Interim political setup is on the way, say observers

    intra-Afghan talks

    “My basic goal is to be able to hand power, through the will of the people, to my elected successor. This is crucial to enable us to both honor the sacrifice of our civilians, our activists, and others,” President Ghani said, talking to CNN. Ghani’s remarks come at a time…

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  • Karim Khalili to visit Islamabad today

    Karim Khalili

    Leader of Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Afghanistan (Afghanistan’s Unity Party), Mohammad Karim Khalili, leading a delegation, will arrive in Islamabad today, Monday, January 11, said a statement issued by Pakistan’s foreign ministry. Mr. Khalili visits Pakistan on an official invitation by Pakistan’s government. During his three-day visit, Mohammad Karim Khalili will meet Prime…

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  • Talk to negotiators

    Talk to negotiators; Amin Ahmadi

    As Afghanistan’s peace talks crawl along in Doha, Kabul Now has talked to Mohammad Amin Ahmadi, a prominent member of the government peace negotiating team. Mr. Ahmadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic theology, has served as senior member of legal board at the Ministry of Higher Education and senior…

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  • Talk to negotiators

    Talk to negotiators; Mansour

    As the second round of a contentious peace talks is underway between the government-led peace delegation and the Taliban negotiators, Kabul Now has sat with Hafiz Mansour, a prominent member of the government-led negotiating team. Mr. Mansour, who represents Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan, has served as an MP representing Kabul. He is…

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  • Afghan gov’t push for ceasefire as 2nd round of peace talks start

    Afghan gov’t push for ceasefire as 2nd round of peace talks start

    The peace negotiation team of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan left Kabul earlier today, Tuesday, January 05, for Doha to attend the second round of intra-Afghan talks with the Taliban. The Afghan peace negotiation have received a wide range of consultations in Afghanistan, including from the leadership of the government and…

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  • Mullah Baradar’s Pakistan visit

    Ahead of the second round of Afghan peace talks, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, deputy leader of the Taliban, leading a delegation paid a three-day visit to Pakistan and met Pakistani authorities. Pakistan’s visit of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar came under spotlight and sparked nationwide criticisms in Afghanistan, including by the…

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  • Afghan peace process is fragile: NATO

    NATO SG Jens Stoltenberg

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says there is no guarantee of success in the Afghan peace process and it is a fragile process. In a freewheeling interview with DPA, Stoltenberg said any decision by the NATO alliance on the future of its mission in Afghanistan would be risky. There is a…

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  • HCNR decides to hold next round of intra-Afghan talks in Doha

    HCNR Leadership Committee

    The leadership committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) has decided to hold the next round of intra-Afghan talks in Doha, capital of Qatar, according to the High Council’s spokesman and statement. Chairman of the High Council, Abdullah Abdullah, briefing the HCNR’s leadership committee, said the countries that…

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