Afghan peace talks

Taliban Talks in Moscow: Russia Calls for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops

Russia on Wednesday is expected to host an intra-Afghan conference in Moscow including a Taliban delegation and mainly anti-President Ashraf Ghani politicians to discuss a negotiated political settlement between the terrorist group and Kabul to end of the war raging since October 2001.

Afghan leaders, Taliban attend peace talks in Moscow

Report: Taliban Security Guard Kills Senior Jihadi Chief

A disgruntled security guard this week reportedly executed a prominent Taliban chief he was supposed to be protecting in eastern Afghanistan and proceeded to surrender to Afghan security forces, potentially signaling war weariness among the terrorists.

Afghan Taliban militants stand with residents as they took to the street to celebrate ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 16,2018. - Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on June 16, …

Putin Warns Pompeo Taliban ‘Getting Stronger’ amid Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with America’s top diplomat, urged more cooperation between Moscow and Washington on reaching a peace settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, warning that the Taliban is “getting stronger,” a Kremlin presidential aide revealed Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks Friday in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Donald Trump has called Putin "a leader" who has "very strong control over his country." But most Americans aren't on board with Trump's assessment of Putin's leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool …

Report: 200 Jihadis Killed Within One Week of Taliban’s Spring Offensive Launch

The Afghan National Army (ANA), backed by U.S.-NATO troops, has killed an estimated 200 Taliban narco-jihadis in Afghanistan’s northern provinces, including 15 top commanders, since the terrorist group launched its so-called annual spring offensive on Friday, a local military spokesman revealed on Tuesday.

This June 10, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Marine Corpsshows an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides security from above while CH-47 Chinooks drop off supplies to U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan. Sixteen years into its longest war, the United States is sending another 4,000 …

Taliban Launches Spring Jihad Campaign amid Peace Talks

Taliban narco-jihadists on Friday announced the launch of their “Victory” spring offensive amid ongoing U.S.-led efforts to convince the terrorist group to agree to a political settlement with Kabul to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Security forces guard a military convoy near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban said Friday it's planning a spring offensive as a response to a similar plan by the Kabul government. File Photo by Matiullah/UPI

Report: Locals in Taliban Stronghold Demand Release of Women Jihadis

Residents in the opium-rich Taliban stronghold Helmand, Afghanistan’s largest province, reportedly expressed outrage at the arrest of two female al-Qaeda jihadis by local authorities and demanded their immediate release, Khaama Press (KP) reported Tuesday.

Taliban and Islamic State fighters allegedly killed more than 50 civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan's Sar-e Pul province

Afghan Peace Talks: U.S. Faces Taliban 5 Formerly Held at Gitmo

The five high-risk Taliban commanders released from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by the previous administration in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl who was captured by the terrorist group after deserting his post in Afghanistan are now reportedly negotiating peace in the war-ravaged country with their former captors.

The five Guantanamo Bay detainees swapped for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are, from Mullah Norullah Nori, Mohammed Nabi Omari, Mohammed Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq. (U.S. Department of Defense)

Report: Taliban Demands U.S. Military Withdraw from Afghanistan in One Year

Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis this week reportedly repudiated a proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration that would lead to the complete withdrawal of American forces within three to five years, posing a significant impediment to ongoing peace-seeking negotiations aimed at ending America’s most protracted foreign military engagement.

US reports 'progress' in peace talks with Taliban

U.S., Taliban Kickstart Highest-Level Talks So Far to End Afghan War

American diplomats and Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis, including one of the group’s co-founders, reportedly began the highest-level negotiations so far in Qatar on Monday as part of efforts by U.S. Donald Trump’s administration to end to more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Fear and hoping: expectations surge ahead of new US-Taliban talks

China to Form Group to Speed Up Taliban Peace Talks

China will establish a contact group through the Beijing-led Eurasian coalition known as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to help “speed up” U.S.-backed efforts to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan with a political reconciliation between Kabul and the Taliban, the Chinese foreign minister said this week.

China, Russia denounce 'blackmail' as rift with US exposed at UN

U.S. Quietly Ends Anti-Opium Airstrikes Amid Taliban Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid ongoing peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, quietly ended an airstrike campaign against Taliban opium and heroin drug labs after failing to curtail the terrorist organization’s multi-million dollar trade, the Pentagon’s inspector general (IG) revealed this week.

Afghanistan-US-Airstrike-Getty

Pakistan P.M. Imran Khan to Host Talks Between Taliban, U.S. Envoy

Pakistan confirmed on Thursday that it would host the next round of peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and the United States on February 18 as part of efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to end the more than 17-year-old war with a political settlement.

The Associated Press

Taliban Rejects Afghanistan Offer to Open Political Office Within Country

Taliban narco-jihadis turned down Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer on Sunday to open a political post in Afghanistan, including in the group’s opium-rich birthplace of Kandahar, saying they want international recognition of their existing political office in the Qatari capital of Doha instead.

Taliban spokesman Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said the insurgents did not want a monopoly on power.