India is preparing for any eventuality in Afghanistan by being in regular touch with key political stakeholders in the war-ravaged country and with the other nations including key regional powers that want stability there, according to senior officials.
Those are former president Hamid Karzai, Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, executive chief of Jamiat-i-Islami party Ata Mohammad Noor, Hizb-e-Wahdat leader Mohammad Mohaqiq, former deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai, senior Jamiat member Ismail Khan, former defense minister Shah Nawaz Tanai ...
The Taliban are expected to meet with the Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow in the coming days, a development that could further undermine the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which has found itself excluded from the talks seeking an end to the 17-year war.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces would not accept transient peace.
Hundreds of US troops are set to return home from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, an American TV channel reported.
Trump’s perception of Iran, China and Russia as foes of the US could complicate regional diplomacy on Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has said that peace talks being hosted by Russia next week will not help the peace process and that Moscow should respect an Afghan-led and owned peace process, amid reports that the Taliban have refused to meet with Afghan government representatives at the meet.
Iranian Ambassador to China, Keshavarz Zadeh has said that the withdrawal of the US troops from the Syria and Afghanistan will bring security to the region.
Iran envoy to the International Contact Group meeting on Afghanistan expressed support for peace process led by Afghan government.
The United States should have also delineated some stringent ‘red-lines’ that the Afghan Taliban would have to adhere to, unconditionally for sustaining a peace dialogue with the United States.
A quick US troop pullout will fuel violence and bloodshed in Afghanistan, High Peace Council head Omar Daudzai fears.
A spokesman to the president’s administration has quoted president Ghani as saying that if someone thinks he can force Ashraf Ghani to sign another Gandamak treaty, he is wrong.
The anomalies in the 2018 election calls for making structural as well as organizational changes in both the commissions. While collections of the anomalies from the 2018 elections being still fresh, marching to presidential election without goal oriented and futuristic reforms, will result in disaster ...
Three Afghan banks have applied for opening representative offices in the southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar, a senior official at Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization said on Thursday.
The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has announced the final parliamentary election results for Farah, Faryab, Nuristan, Khost, and Badakhshan provinces.
Former American ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker has likened the recent US-Taliban talks to those between Washington and Vietnam, in 1973, and said “we were just negotiating the terms of our surrender.”
The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance will continue to stay with the United States in Afghanistan.
Amid stepped-up efforts for ending the 18-year conflict, Italian troops may be withdrawn from Afghanistan within a year, says a media report.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit on Tuesday.
Foreign Ministers of Russia-India-China or RIC are expected to meet in near future in China to take stock of current fluidity in geo-politics including situation in Afghanistan in the backdrop of US decision to withdraw troops and efforts to enter into a deal with Taliban.