US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad heads 6-nation tour for ‘intra-Afghan’ talks

WASHINGTON D.C – The US special envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is set to lead a large delegation on a six-nation tour to boost peace process in the war-torn country and bring all Afghan parties together in an intra-Afghan dialogue. In a statement, the US State Department said the delegation will visit Belgium, […]


Airstrike kills 19 Taliban in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR – In Afghanistan, at least 19 Taliban have been killed and 11 others wounded during an airstrike in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province. The provincial Governor’s spokesman said that foreign forces conducted the airstrike on a militant hideout in the Sro Sahano locality of the district. However, the Taliban have not […]

Gholam Mujtaba

Mission Accomplished in Afghanistan, Hats off to President Trump

By: Gholam Mujtaba, Ed.D., M.D., FRSPH, FICPS The talks between the United States and Talban has brought the situation in favor of the United States. Though, its early to comment, yet the signs are positive. It may be reminded that the POTUS (President of the United States) had indicated in December to pull 7,000 U.S. […]

United States and Taliban

‘Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal’

DOHA – The United States and Taliban have agreed on a draft peace deal stipulating the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan within 18 months of the agreement being signed. Taliban sources revealed this at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar aimed at ending the […]