Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that peace talks with the Taliban could begin "in a week's time," following the completion of a crucial prisoner exchange. "To demonstrate the government's commitment to peace, the Islamic Republic will soon complete the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners," Ghani told senior officials at the presidential palace. "With this … Continue reading Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban

Taliban ready to swap 20 Afghan prisoners for 100 fighters

On Wednesday, the Taliban's spokesman revealed that the militant group had discussed the details of the release of its prisoners by the Afghan government, identifying a list of 5,000 jailed members it wanted to free. The Taliban will release 20 Afghan security member in exchange for its 100 jailed militants, Reuters reported, citing a senior … Continue reading Taliban ready to swap 20 Afghan prisoners for 100 fighters

Taliban expecting a peace deal with the US

Talks with the Taliban are set to resume on Doha, the Qatar capital. Zalmay Khalilzad,┬áthe 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