America warns Afghan government to consider new peace proposals or face May 1 troop pullout

[ad_1] A military helicopter flies over people during the Afghan Security Forces Exhibition, at the Darul Aman Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The three-day military exhibition in Kabul allowed civilians to have a first hand view and take pictures of weaponry used by Afghan Security forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) America has warned … Read more

U.S. urges UN-led Afghan peace talks and warns of Taliban “territorial gain” threat

[ad_1] Secretary of State Antony Blinken proposed in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani steps including a UN-facilitated summit to revive stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, Afghanistan’s TOLOnews first reported Sunday. Why it matters: Blinken expresses concern in the letter, also obtained by Western news outlets, of a potential “spring … Read more

Blinken offers plan to bolster Afghan peace process, report indicates

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is proposing a series of steps to help jumpstart Afghanistan’s stalled peace process between the government and Taliban, according to a letter from Blinken to Ashra Ghani, Afghanistan’s president, published Sunday by Afghanistan’s TOLONews. The letter calls for bringing the two sides together for a U.N.-facilitated conference … Read more

U.S. pushes new peace effort, may withdraw all forces from Afghanistan after May 1

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Blinken offers plan to bolster Afghan peace process

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is proposing a series of steps to help jumpstart Afghanistan’s stalled peace process between the government and Taliban, according to a letter from Blinken to Afghanistan’s president Ashra Ghani published Sunday by Afghanistan’s TOLONews. The letter calls for bringing the two sides together for a U.N.-facilitated … Read more

Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights

[ad_1] Audience members listen to Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi speak in 2014. Women’s access to politics increased greatly after the Taliban’s 2001 ouster. Sha Marai/AFP via Getty Images Three Afghan women who worked at a media company were gunned down in Jalalabad in early March. In January, unidentified gunmen killed two female Supreme Court judges … Read more

Loyalists pull support for NI peace deal over Brexit rules

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Outlawed Loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland say they are temporarily withdrawing their support for the historic 1998 peace accord because of the disruption caused by new post-Brexit trade rules. The groups say they are not planning a return to violence, but the announcement underscores rising tensions over the trade deal … Read more

America reverses stance on ‘Afghan-led’ peace process and suggests shape of future government

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