• UNSC adopts resolution on Afghan peace process

    UNSC adopts resolution on Afghan peace process

    World | March 11, 2020 8:41 IST

    The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to welcome the recent progress in the peace process in Afghanistan. Resolution 2513, which won the unanimous support of the 15-member council, welcomed the significant steps toward ending the war and opening the door to intra-Afghan negotiations enabled by two accords signed between the US and the Taliban and between the US and the Afghan government. Xinhua reported.  

  • In historic call, Trump speaks to Taliban leader, discusses

    In historic call, Trump speaks to Taliban leader, discusses peace

    World | March 04, 2020 8:15 IST

    US President Donald Trump spoke to deputy Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and discussed progress towards achieving peace in Afghanistan, the White House has said, the first known call between an American president and the militant group.

  • Peace deal with Taliban is conditions-based agreement

    Peace deal with Taliban is conditions-based agreement: US Defence Secretary

    World | March 03, 2020 8:49 IST

    After 18 years of war, the US and the Taliban signed the peace deal in Doha on Saturday to facilitate intra-Afghan dialogue in Oslo this month and the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan in 14 months.

  • A file photo of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (AP

    Taliban peace deal: Afghanistan President rejects demand for release of 5,000 prisoners

    World | March 01, 2020 16:26 IST

    Cracks in the US-Taliban Peace Deal appeared on Sunday as Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani rejected the demand for the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners

  • Ghani rejects Taliban's precondition for intra-Afghan talks

    Ghani rejects Taliban's precondition for intra-Afghan talks

    World | March 01, 2020 15:03 IST

    Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday refused the Taliban's demand for the release of 5,000 detainees within 10 days, saying no precondition was acceptable for initiating intra-Afghan talks. 

  • 'Afghan led, Afghan owned, Afghan controlled': India reacts to historic US-Afghan peace deal

    'Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, Afghan-controlled': India reacts to historic US-Afghan peace deal

    India | February 29, 2020 21:39 IST

    India has responded to the signing of the historic peace deal between the United States and the Taliban in Doha. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Ravish Kumar, in a statement, said, "India's consistent policy is to support all opportunities that can bring peace, security, and stability in Afghanistan; end violence; cut ties with international terrorism; and lead to a lasting political settlement through an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan controlled process."

  • Qatar invites Pakistan to attend signing of US-Taliban peace deal

    Qatar invites Pakistan to attend signing of US-Taliban peace deal

    World | February 25, 2020 16:58 IST

    Qatar on Tuesday invited Pakistan to attend the signing of the landmark peace deal between the US and the Afghan Taliban in Doha on Saturday.

  • Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight

    Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight

    World | February 21, 2020 17:49 IST

    The seven-day “reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time. That will start the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States at the end of the month

  • Taliban meet US peace envoy for first time

    Taliban meet US peace envoy for first time since ‘dead’ deal

    World | October 05, 2019 18:52 IST

    Khalilzad has been in Islamabad for much of the week meeting with senior government officials in what the U.S. State Department described as follow-up meetings he held in New York during last month’s U.N. General Assembly session.

  • Security forces maintain dominance in J&K as Pakistan attempts to disturb peace

    Security forces maintain control in J&K as Pakistan attempts to disturb peace

    India | September 15, 2019 13:46 IST

    Despite Pakistans desperate attempts to fuel trouble in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have maintained dominance on the situation there ever since the states special status was abolished about 40 days back.

  • US lawmakers seek transparency in Afghan peace deal with

    US lawmakers seek transparency in Afghan peace deal with Taliban

    World | August 31, 2019 10:56 IST

    In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the three Congressmen also sought assurances that any deal signed would verifiably require the Taliban to break ties with all its terrorist allies, including in Pakistan, and that withdrawal of US troops will be conditioned on an agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

  • Colombia, Peace Deal, Rebels

    Colombia takes another shot at peace, government signs revised peace agreement with rebels

    World | November 25, 2016 16:17 IST

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, signed a revised peace agreement here on Thursday, despite lingering opposition to the deal. Santos and

  • jordan says scrapping peace deal with israel impossible

    Jordan says scrapping peace deal with Israel impossible

    World | November 10, 2014 7:09 IST

    Amman: Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour Sunday said it is impossible to scrap the peace deal with Israel under the current circumstances, media reported.Severing the deal will cause political, security and military consequences, Ensour said,

  • un appeals to mali factions to reach peace deal

    UN appeals to Mali factions to reach peace deal

    World | October 18, 2014 6:44 IST

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday called on Mali's warring parties "to engage in good faith and in the spirit of compromise" towards a peace deal as the Malian government and rebels are