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Afghan Leader Agrees to Taliban Talks and Office in Qatar

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has welcomed negotiations between the Afghan Taliban and the United States, as well as the Islamist insurgent group’s plans to open an office in the Gulf state of Qatar. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Karzai said he agrees with negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. that would lead to the […]

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Taliban Reaches ‘Preliminary Deal’ to Open Office in Qatar

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Afghan Taliban said Tuesday it has reached an “initial agreement” to set up its first political overseas office in the Gulf state of Qatar. The announcement came in an e-mailed statement from Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in which the group also called for the release of prisoners held at the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay detention […]

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Afghan Taliban ‘Ready’ for Overseas Office

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Afghan Taliban says it is ready to open an overseas political office in the Gulf state of Qatar, in a move that could help facilitate peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan. The announcement came Tuesday in an e-mailed statement from Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. He said the office would help his group […]

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Afghan Taliban ‘Ready’ for Overseas Office

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Afghan Taliban says it is ready to open an overseas political office in the Gulf state of Qatar, in a move that could help facilitate peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan. The announcement came Tuesday in an e-mailed statement from Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. He said the office would help his group […]

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Taliban Strikes Preliminary Deal for Qatar Office

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Afghan Taliban said Tuesday it has reached a preliminary agreement to open a political office in the Gulf state of Qatar, in a move that could help facilitate peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan. The announcement came in an e-mailed statement from Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, who also said the group is […]

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Taliban Strikes Preliminary Deal for Qatar Office

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Afghan Taliban said Tuesday it has reached a preliminary agreement to open a political office in the Gulf state of Qatar, in a move that could help facilitate peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan. The announcement came in an e-mailed statement from Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. He also said the Taliban is […]

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Reports: Afghan, Pakistani Militants Unite to Fight US-led Troops in Afghanistan

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Pakistan say al-Qaida and Afghan Taliban leaders have asked Pakistani militants to stop targeting Pakistani security forces and instead concentrate on battling U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan. The reports quoted unnamed sources as saying that following the intervention of Afghan Taliban supreme commander Mullah Omar, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban formed a joint five-member […]

Afghanistan to Accept Taliban Office in Qatar

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday the government would accept the opening of a Taliban liaison office in the Gulf state of Qatar to resume peace talks with the insurgents as long as Afghans lead the negotiations. Afghan officials said earlier that future negotiations with the insurgents ideally should take place at […]

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Pakistan Taliban Leader Confirms Peace Talks

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Pakistani Taliban leader says the militant group has opened peace talks with the government. Deputy Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad told reporters Saturday that talks were progressing well and that the group may soon sign a formal agreement with authorities. Mohammad, whose fighters operate in the Bajaur tribal agency, said any peace deal […]

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Pakistan Taliban Commander Confirms Peace Talks With Government

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Pakistani Taliban leader says the militant group has entered into peace talks with the government. Deputy Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad told reporters on Saturday that talks were going in the right direction and that the group may soon sign a formal agreement with authorities. Mohammad, whose fighters operate in the Bajaur tribal […]

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