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Hamid Shalizi

U.S. commander warns against attacks on troops in Afghanistan as deadline passes

May 01 2021

KABUL (Reuters) -The commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan warned on Saturday it would be a mistake for insurgents to attack foreign troops still present in the country after the passing of a May 1 deadline for withdrawal agreed last year with Taliban militants.

Hundreds die in surge of violence in Afghanistan

Apr 29 2021

KABUL (Reuters) -More than 100 Afghan security force personnel have been killed over the last two weeks amid a surge of Taliban attacks following Washington's announcement it would pull all U.S. troops out by Sept. 11, officials said on Thursday.

U.S.-backed Afghan peace conference in Turkey postponed over Taliban no-show -sources

Apr 20 2021

KABUL A Washington-backed Afghan peace conference in Turkey has been postponed due to the Taliban's non-participation, three sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Analysis: U.S. announcement of pullout from Afghanistan undermines chances of peace

Apr 16 2021

KABUL U.S. President Joe Biden's announced pullout of troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 has jeopardised Washington's push for peace with Taliban Islamists and increased the chances of an upsurge in violence, sources say.

Afghan leader proposes peace road map in three phases - document

Apr 04 2021

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document seen by Reuters shows.

Exclusive: Afghan president, rejecting U.S. peace plan, to offer election in six months, officials say

Mar 23 2021

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will propose a new presidential election within six months under a peace plan he will put forward as a counter-offer to a U.S. proposal that he rejects, two senior government officials told Reuters.

Exclusive: Afghan president, rejecting U.S. peace plan, to offer election in six months, officials say

Mar 23 2021

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will propose a new presidential election within six months under a peace plan he will put forward as a counter-offer to a U.S. proposal that he rejects, two senior government officials told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Rejecting U.S. peace plan, Afghan president to offer election in six months

Mar 23 2021

KABUL, March 23 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will propose a new presidential election within six months, under a peace plan he will put forward as a counter-offer to a U.S. proposal that he rejects, two senior government officials told Reuters.

Afghan leaders invited by Russia to meeting on struggling peace process

Mar 11 2021

KABUL Afghan political leaders including former president Hamid Karzai are mulling whether to attend a meeting organised by Russia to jumpstart Afghanistan's peace process as diplomacy by foreign powers including Washington ramps up.

U.S. proposes interim government could run Afghanistan until new polls

Mar 08 2021

WASHINGTON/KABUL A U.S.-drafted peace plan for Afghanistan, reviewed by Reuters on Monday, calls for the current government to be replaced with an interim administration until a new constitution is agreed and elections held, while a joint commission monitors a ceasefire.

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