Ten rounds of peace talks over last year with the Taleban
and an imminent announcement by the US administration that it has reached a deal with the extremist outfit could be a turning point for the war-torn country.
Just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on an unannounced visit to Kabul earlier last week, said his country hopes for a peace agreement before September 1, the US and the Taleban
are engaged in talks in Qatar to thrash out an understanding on the US troops withdrawal and the Taleban
are offering a guarantee that'll prevent Afghanistan from becoming a hub of international terrorism.
Designated a "global terrorist" by the US for his links to al Qaeda and Taleban
, it has never been certain if he was in hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan.
is taking bold steps not only to reassert itself after the departure of Nato forces -- he Taleban
is taking bold steps not only to reassert itself after the departure of Nato forces, but perhaps more importantly, to stave off the rising influence of Daesh among rebel fighters in Afghanistan.
Having served 13 years fighting militants in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, British troops departed for home on Sunday, leaving Afghan national forces to take over the security responsibility alone in the former Taleban
The government's four-member committee and the Taleban
's five-member committee will meet to initiate the dialogue at 2pm.
What is known is that a senior Taleban
delegation is taking part and that it was given special permission to travel to France.
They face intimidation and attacks, particularly by powerful elements in society, some of them members of the government, others allied with the Taleban
and other anti-government forces.Several Afghan women, some who have held high-profile positions, have been attacked since the ousting of the Taleban
in 2001: In March 2010, a female member of the national Afghan Parliament, Fawzia Kofi, was injured by gunfire, attacked by unknown gunmen while travelling from Jalalabad to Kabul.
An official of this ministry has said that recalling the Afghan ambassador to Qatar is in response to the probability of opening of a Taleban
office in that country.
20 (ANI): American troops leading a NATO military offensive in Afghanistan are simultaneously fighting a classic guerrilla war with a resurgent Taleban
that has successfully managed to go underground, blended among civilians and taken advantage of the region's agricultural fields and irrigation trenches to stage daily ambushes.
AFGHANISTAN President Hamid Karzai has offered to provide security for the Taleban
's reclusive leader, Mullah Omar, if he agrees to peace talks.