US special representative Zalmay Khalilzad

Zalmay Khalilzad in Afghanistan, Pakistan on reconciliation mission

WASHINGTON: US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, is visiting Pakistan and Afghanistan to advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue, the State Department announced on Friday. Mr Khalilzad is accompanied by an inter-agency...
Moscow hosts international conference on Afghanistan peace talks

Moscow hosts international conference on Afghanistan peace talks

MOSCOW: Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations. Russia hopes “through joint efforts to open a new...
US envoy hopes for Afghan peace deal before April election

US special envoy Khalilzad on four-nation visit including Pakistan

WASHINGTON: U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will visit Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar from Nov. 8 to 20 to push for peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban,...
Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation today

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation today

MOSCOW: Moscow is set to host multilateral peace talks that underline the increasingly active role Russia is playing in Afghanistan, decades after Soviet forces withdrew from the country, with business investment plans, diplomatic and...
US, China meet to explore path forward from tensions

US, China meet to explore path forward from tensions

WASHINGTON: The United States and China resume top-level talks Friday after months of spiraling tension, looking to see if they can find a way forward on disputes from trade to military friction. Friday´s delayed meeting...

12 killed in California bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS: Twelve people, including a police sergeant, were shot dead in a shooting at a nightclub close to Los Angeles, police said Thursday. All the victims were killed inside the bar in the suburb...
Aafia Siddiqui writes to PM Imran seeking help in release from US prison

Aafia Siddiqui writes to PM Imran seeking help in release from US prison

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani scientist Dr, Aafia Siddiqui has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking help in her release from the US detention. According to media reports, Afia Siddiqui has said in her letter...
PM Imran meets Russian premier in Shanghai

PM Imran Khan meets Russian premier in Shanghai

SHANGHAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in Shanghai on Monday and invited him to visit Islamabad. Earlier today, PM Imran, who is on his first official visit to China since...
US President Donald Trump

US imposes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called “the toughest sanctions ever placed” against Iran. Taking effect Monday, the...
China

China will continue to act as stable engine of global growth: President Xi

SHANGHAI: International Import Expo opened in the Chinese city of Shanghai on Monday morning. In his inaugural address, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the countries to rise above their differences and strengthen their collaboration for...

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