US peace envoy in Pakistan seeking end to 17-year Afghan war

Asia & Pacific 01/17/19, 14:30

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, the last leg of a regional tour aimed at finding a negotiated conclusion to Afghanistan's 17-year war, which would end the U.S.'s longest military engagement. Khalilzad has accelerated efforts to end the war since his appointment last September. On his previous ...

Afghan envoy hopes 2019 to be year of peace for Afghanistan

World 01/09/19, 07:15

The Afghan president's special peace envoy expressed hope Wednesday that the war that has ravaged this country for over 17 years and cost the United States about $1 trillion will end in 2019. However, Mohammad Omer Daudzai also cautioned there won't be peace until the Taliban, who have held several rounds ...

US envoy on Afghan peace in Pakistan for talks about Taliban

Asia & Pacific 12/04/18, 08:12

The U.S. special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year-old war met with Pakistan's foreign secretary, security and army officials Tuesday to discuss how to bring the Taliban to peace talks, officials said.The visit by Zalmay Khalilzad came a day after President Donald Trump wrote a letter ...

Pakistan frees 2 Taliban members as US envoy visits region

Asia & Pacific 11/12/18, 14:08

Pakistan released two Taliban officials on Monday during U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's latest visit to the region, in what could be part of American efforts to revive peace talks with the insurgent group, which now controls nearly half of Afghanistan. Abdul Samad Sani, a U.S.-designated terrorist who served as the Afghan ...

US envoy on Afghan peace takes his mission to Pakistan

World 10/09/18, 02:59

Washington's newly named point man tasked with finding a peaceful end to Afghanistan's 17-year war is in Pakistan to seek the help of the new government in Islamabad in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday.A former U.S. ambassador in Kabul, Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in ...

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