Talks with the Taliban are set to resume on Doha, the Qatar capital. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, arrived in Doha on Friday night. "Just got to #Doha to resume talks with the Taliban. We are pursuing a #peace agreement not a withdrawal agreement; a peace agreement that enables withdrawal," Khalilzad tweeted … Continue reading Taliban expecting a peace deal with the US
A Turkish ship left for Israel on Friday carrying aid for Gaza as part of a deal between Ankara and the Jewish state to mend ties after years of acrimony, MiddleEastOnline reported. Turkey and Israel were formerly close regional allies, but fell out in 2010 when Israeli commandos killed 10 Turkish activists in a raid … Continue reading Turkish ship carrying Gaza aid leaves for Israel.