Taliban declares China is ‘main partner’ in rebuilding Afghanistan

Middle East 09/03/21, 19:30

An Afghan militant group confirmed Beijing will be its "principal partner" in the strongest indication yet of formal diplomatic relations on Sept. 1. "China will be our main partner and represents a great opportunity for us, because it is ready to invest in our country and support reconstruction efforts," Taliban spokesman ...

Taliban attack aid group office in Afghan capital, 9 wounded

World 05/08/19, 04:19

The Taliban attacked the offices of an international NGO in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, setting off a huge explosion and battling Afghan security forces in an assault that wounded at least nine people, officials said.Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Mayar said that at least nine Afghans were wounded in ...

Taliban: Fresh round of talks with US peace envoy starting

World 05/01/19, 03:44

The Taliban say a fresh round of talks with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is to start in Qatar, where the religious movement maintains a political office.Khalilzad is trying to negotiate an end to Afghanistan's 17-year war, America's longest military confrontation. He was in Pakistan on Tuesday.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid ...

Senior Taliban leaders in Qatar for talks with US envoy

World 02/25/19, 03:11

Senior Taliban leaders, including one of the group's founders, were to hold another round of talks Monday in Qatar with Washington's special peace envoy as U.S. efforts intensify to find a negotiated solution to Afghanistan's 17-year war, America's longest.The Taliban, some of whom arrived in Doha, Qatar's capital, from Pakistan ...

Taliban name negotiating team ahead of new talks with US

World 02/12/19, 09:24

The Taliban on Tuesday announced a 14-member negotiating team ahead of talks this month with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been meeting with the insurgents to try to end America's longest war. Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will head the Taliban team, which includes five former inmates of the U.S. prison ...

Taliban bring top leader into talks with US

World 01/25/19, 02:47

A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group's political office in Qatar as it negotiates with the United States over ending the 17-year-old Afghan war, the Taliban said Friday. Abdul Ghani Baradar, a senior Taliban military commander, was ...

Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 50

World 11/21/18, 01:27

The Taliban have denied involvement in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed at least 50 people.Tuesday's attack, which targeted a gathering of hundreds of clerics at a wedding hall in Kabul, bore the hallmarks of a local Islamic State affiliate, which has carried out mass bombings targeting ...

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