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Diplomacy

Afghan refugees in Pakistan mock 'ridiculous' claim of Taliban support

Afghan refugees in Pakistan mock 'ridiculous' claim of Taliban support

The Taliban said it was working with Pakistan to improve health and education facilities for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Refugees say such hypocritical statements are a joke.

Hugs and smiles as Taliban leaders meet Pakistani officials

Hugs and smiles as Taliban leaders meet Pakistani officials

Afghans are increasingly leery of what the Taliban are discussing with foreign powers that historically have not had the Afghan people's interest in mind.

Afghans denounce Taliban 'shame' for vowing to protect Iranian projects

Afghans denounce Taliban 'shame' for vowing to protect Iranian projects

The group is promising to protect the Iranian regime's interests in Afghanistan even as it attacks government development projects.

Herat residents deride Taliban's 'bad faith' in peace talks

Herat residents deride Taliban's 'bad faith' in peace talks

Many Afghans at a rally in Herat city said the insurgents' true aim in the peace talks was to attain power and reinstate an 'Islamic emirate' that most Afghans reject.

Questions swirl as weakened Taliban turns to Russia after talks falter

Questions swirl as weakened Taliban turns to Russia after talks falter

Afghans are wondering what the weakened militant group and its military backer are discussing after the group undermined the peace process by its own actions.

Young Afghans remain wary of Taliban sincerity as peace talks progress

Young Afghans remain wary of Taliban sincerity as peace talks progress

'We cannot trust the Taliban and their commitments because they were cruel and oppressive in their regime,' one Afghan said.

Afghanistan, US agree to accelerate peace talks with Taliban

Afghanistan, US agree to accelerate peace talks with Taliban

'Now is the time to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the war in Afghanistan,' a joint statement said.

Khan vows to help bring Afghan Taliban to peace talks

Khan vows to help bring Afghan Taliban to peace talks

Pakistan will no longer follow the 'strategic depth' policy with Afghanistan, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said in Washington.

Khalilzad returns to Afghanistan, Qatar for peace negotiations

Khalilzad returns to Afghanistan, Qatar for peace negotiations

Khalilzad is set to resume talks with the Taliban in Doha.

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

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.

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