The third round of direct U.S. talks with the Taliban will end this week with no firm agreements, but with both sides striking a positive tone and agreeing to meet again. A member of the Taliban negotiating team at the talks in the United Arab Emirates told CBS News on Wednesday that while some key points were discussed which he expected to see on the agenda for the next … [Read more...] about Taliban says U.S. talks focused on prisoner swap, U.S. withdrawal
The Taliban say they are holding another meeting on Monday with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. Khalil Minawi, director of Afghanistan's state-run Bakhtar news agency said on Twitter that officials from the United … [Read more...] about 3rd round of U.S.-Taliban talks start without Afghan government reps.
Kathy Gannon, Associated Press Updated 1:04 am CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 FILE - In this March 13, 2009, file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates … [Read more...] about Taliban say they’re meeting US officials again on Monday
Updated 9:16 am CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, five-year-old Afghan Lionel Messi fan Murtaza Ahmadi poses for photograph, as he wears a shirt signed by Messi, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee … [Read more...] about Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban
Terrorism, primarily at the hands of the Afghan Taliban, killed more people in Afghanistan than in any other country last year, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2018 released by the Institute for Economics and Peace on Wednesday. The index, which covers terrorist activity last year, revealed:In 2017, Afghanistan was the country that recorded the highest number of … [Read more...] about Global Terror Index: Afghanistan Deadliest Country for Jihad in 2017 Courtesy of Taliban