The intra-Afghan peace negotiations recently resumed in Doha, Qatar after a 20-day break, but there has been no real progress in finalizing the agenda before formal talks could begin on substantive issues.
January 17, 2021
It is difficult to forget Mirwais Jalil, a 25-year old colleague at the BBC who was kidnapped and murdered on July 29, 1994 near Kabul during the civil war between the mujahideen groups vying for power.
January 05, 2021
A rather contentious issue has been inserted into the slow-moving Afghan peace process following a suggestion by President Ashraf Ghani, that the next round of intra-Afghan negotiations should be held inside Afghanistan.
December 20, 2020
With levels of violence rising in Afghanistan and intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha deadlocked since two months, scattered calls for boycotting peace talks with the Taliban have been raised.
November 18, 2020
Former Mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was the latest among Afghan politicians invited to visit Pakistan as part of Islamabad’s new policy to reach out to important stakeholders in the Afghan peace process-- in its bid to improve bilateral relations.
October 24, 2020
Though the intra-Afghan negotiations resumed recently in Doha after a frustrating break of nearly two weeks, there is no word yet about any chance of an understanding even on certain basic issues such as the rules of procedures.
October 17, 2020