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  • Peace talks in jeopardy: Afghan Taliban postpone second round of talks

    ISLAMABAD A day after the announced death of Afghan Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Muhammad Omar, rapid developments indicate that the ongoing peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and Afghan government are in jeopardy...

    The Foreign Office on Thursday said in a short statement after the weekly briefing that the talks have been postponed...

  • Pakistan accepts, India rejects US peace talks offer

    WASHINGTON: The US offer to help de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan led to a chain of reactions on Tuesday, as Pakistan welcomed the suggestion, India rejected it and the US State Department rephrased the offer to facilitate talks to accommodate both...

    “Any positive role that the US plays to bring peace and stability in South Asia can serve the region well,” said Pakistan’s Washington envoy Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, hours...

  • Afghan team due in Pakistan to revive stalled Taliban peace talks

    ISLAMABAD: Afghan officials are due in Pakistan on Thursday to discuss reviving suspended peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan's national security adviser said, days after Taliban attacks killed dozens of people in Kabul...

    The attacks followed a change of leadership in the Afghan Taliban and have dashed any hopes of an immediate resumption of peace talks with the government...

  • China favours role in Afghan peace talks, appreciates Pakistan's efforts

    BEIJING: A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday said that the country is in favour of playing a constructive role in Afghanistan's peace and reconciliation process, said a report on the government news service Xinhua...

    Hua said that China is consistent in its support for the "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" reconciliation process, mentioning China's support for peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and Afghan government... ...

  • Don’t let terrorists derail peace talks, US tells Pakistan and India

    WASHINGTON: The US has warned India and Pakistan that terrorist groups would continue their attempts to undermine the peace process but they should not allow the militants to achieve their goal...

    He described the Jan 2 terrorist attack at an Indian airbase as part of terrorists’ strategy to prevent India and Pakistan from improving their ties but noted that this time the desire for peace prevailed over terrorism...

  • Nisar slams US for violating Pakistan’s sovereignty, sabotaging Afghan peace talks

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday slammed the US government for carrying out air strike inside Pakistani territory saying it was “totally illegal, not acceptable and against the sovereignty and integrity of the country”, he also accused Washington of “sabotaging the peace talks with Afghan Taliban”...

    "The US government said Mullah Mansour was targeted because he was against the peace process... ...

  • Afghan Taliban say team in Pakistan not for peace talks

    ISLAMABAD: Afghan Tali­ban on Wednesday formally confirmed that a delegation from their political office in Qatar was visiting Pakistan and promised “fruitful results”, but rejected the impression that the group was there to discuss participation in peace talks with Kabul...

    Muhammad Naeem, a Qatar-based spokesman for the Taliban, told journalists that Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour had instructed the group to visit Pakistan... ...

  • Afghan opposition critical of Ghani for including Pakistan in peace talks

    KABUL: Umer Daudzai, a former ambassador to Pakistan, and a leading opposition figure in Afghanistan, opposes Ghani's strategy of including Pakistan in peace talks with the Taliban, saying Islamabad wants to control the insurgency, a common view in Afghanistan that Pakistan denies...

    Pakistan will never give up its asset, which is most of the Taliban," Daudzai said...

  • ‘Peace talks, trade the only way to resolve Pakistan-India conflict’

    KARACHI: Trade and a peace dialogue are the only way to resolve the conflict between India and Pakistan, said renowned journalist Jatin Desai while speaking at the Pakistan-India Forum for Peace and Democracy on Monday...

    Speaking through Skype from Ahmedabad, Mr Desai said: “India and Pakistan need to realise the fact that their rivalry is affecting smaller countries in the region...

  • Pakistan hopeful of start of Afghan peace talks

    ISLAMABAD: A recent visit by Taliban representatives to Pakistan may not have yielded any breakthrough towards the start of Afghan peace dialogue, but left Pakistani officials hopeful about prospects of talks...

    A three-member delegation from Taliban’s political office in Qatar comprising Shahabuddin Dilawar, Jan Muhammad Madni and Mullah Abbas visited Pakistan last week for “exploratory meetings” with Pakistani officials...

  • Pakistan ready to host next round of Afghan peace talks, says Lodhi

    NEW YORK: Pakistan's Permanent Representative to United Nations (UN) Dr Maleeha Lodhi said on Thursday that Pakistan is ready to host another round of Afghan peace talks, “But we would like to see the anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Kabul to cease...

    ”Talking to media, Dr Lodhi however clarified that Afghan government should formally request Pakistan to facilitate the second round of talks between Taliban rebels and government...

  • Pakistan to host peace talks between Afghan govt and Taliban

    ISLAMABAD: The Quad¬ri¬lateral Coordination Group (QCG) on Afghan peace and reconciliation announced on Monday that Pakistan will host peace talks between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban...

    A joint communiqué issued by the QCG after a meeting held in Kabul stated that all Taliban and other groups will be invited to participate in the talks through their authorised representatives...

  • India awaits Pakistan’s response before resuming peace talks

    NEW DELHI: India on Thursday said it is awaiting Pakistan’s response on the information provided related to the Pathankot incident, following which it will decide on the resumption of bilateral peace talks scheduled for later this month...

    India's foreign ministry said Islamabad has been given actionable intelligence that those who planned the assault came from Pakistan...

  • Pakistan ready to facilitate Afghan-Taliban peace talks: Sartaj

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while attending a high level event on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly said the peace and prosperity of Afghanistan was essential for Pakistan's own security...

    Sartaj reiterated Pakistan's solidarity with Afghan people and expressed hope that the Afghan peace process would be resumed soon, as this as this was an...

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