Diplomacy

Joint Turkmen-Afghan projects aim to boost Afghan peace and stability

Turkmenistan hopes to route electricity and natural gas through Afghanistan to promising markets in South Asia, but peace and stability must be established first.

Afghan meeting in Doha ends with 'roadmap for peace'

The Taliban agreed to safeguard the security of public institutions but refused calls for a ceasefire.

Afghan talks in Doha continue into 2nd day

About 70 delegates -- comprised of Afghans politicians and the Taliban -- are attending the two-day gathering organised by Germany and Qatar.

Taliban, Afghan politicians scheduled to talk in Qatar

The intra-Afghan talks are a fresh attempt to make political headway in ongoing peace talks.

'No choice except friendship': Ghani concludes 2-day visit to Pakistan

The countries agreed to jointly fight terrorism and push the peace process forward.

Pompeo says US hopes for Afghan peace deal in 2 months

Pompeo said he hoped for a peace deal 'before September 1'.

Moscow, Taliban celebrate 'diplomacy' without Afghan government

Moscow celebrated 100 years of diplomacy with Kabul by inviting the Taliban -- designated as a terrorist organisation in Russia -- to a celebration and talks on Afghanistan's future.

Ghani 'prepared' for ceasefire with Taliban after Loya Jirga calls for truce

Ghani also said he was willing to release 175 Taliban prisoners in a gesture of 'goodwill'.

Afghans call for cease-fire as Loya Jirga wraps up in Kabul

Huge swathes of Afghan society worry the Taliban will try to undo advances in women's rights, media freedoms and legal protections.

Thousands gather in Kabul for consultative Loya Jirga on peace

Organisers are billing it as the largest Loya Jirga in modern national history.

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