The Afghan insurgent group, the Taliban, has expressed its inability to attend the Turkey Conference--aimed at fast-tracking the Afghan peace process-- on 16 April in Istanbul, Turkey, saying the group is yet to finalize its internal consultations on the agenda shared by the United States.
The Taliban has warned the United States against keeping foreign troops in Afghanistan beyond 1 May, saying any stay beyond the deadline would continue violence in the country, reported TOLOnews.
Kabul: A police chief and nine other cops were killed as Taliban terrorists attacked Afghanistan's Lashkargah city, media reports said on Saturday.
Moscow/Sputnik: Afghanistan still expects to see a change in Taliban's attitude, Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan's national security adviser, said on Tuesday following last week's peace talks with Taliban in Doha and a meeting in Moscow.
In what came as a clear and stern message to the Afghan insurgent group, the Taliban, a joint statement issued by America, Russia, Pakistan, and China made it clear that the return of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan is “unacceptable” to the international community.
Herat: Suspected Taliban terrorists have abducted 11 workers at the Pashdan Dam in Karokh district of Afghanistan's Herat region on Sunday, media reports said.
Kabul: Afghanistan Foreign Ministry has said the Taliban still have close ties to Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, media reports said.
Washington/Sputnik: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told his Afghan counterpart that the Biden administration will review Washington’s peace deal with the Taliban, the White House said in a statement.
Kabul: Afghanistan's First Vice President Amrullah Saleh has said police have recovered several young and minor children who were being taken to Taliban madrassas in Pakistan for insurgency training.
Keeping in mind the recent negotiations that the Afghanistan government and Taliban resumed, several American policymakers have opined that the Taliban has changed but the people of the war-battered nation feels that the group still believes in its "medieval, totalitarian, and dogmatic ideologies".
Kabul/Sputnik: Thirteen Taliban fighters were killed by an airstrike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the provincial press office said on Monday.
Kabul: A senior Pakistani leader has said the South Asian nation supports not only the Taliban but also Al-Qaeda to gain their regional goals.
Moscow/Sputnik: Seven Taliban militants have been killed after the Afghan military foiled an attack on security checkpoints in the southern Afghan district of Zheria, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
Islamabad: Pakistan's Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the next rounds of talks between the US and Afghan Taliban over the issue of establishing peace in Afghanistan will be held on Jan 5.
Islamabad: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour,who was killed in a US drone attack in 2016, had purchased a ‘life insurance’ policy from a private company in Pakistan using a fake identity, media reports said.