KABUL (PAN): Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Wednesday said the proposed Taliban liaison office in Qatar would not be accepted until the rebels arrived at the negotiation table with the Afghan government.
KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday failed for a second time to settle their differences over the issue of summoning nearly a dozen ministers who spent less than half of development funds last year.
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga (Senate) on Tuesday announced launching a joint investigation with the government into the entry of an unidentified plane that was denied landing in southern Kandahar province two days ago.
KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga -- upper house -- members on Tuesday called the release of eight more Taliban prisoners by Pakistan a step forward in the peace process, hoping the individuals would act as intermediaries between the Taliban leadership and the Kabul government.
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or the lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday strongly denounced the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and called for the prosecution of the war criminals for killing thousands of Afghans.
KABUL (PAN): Divided over a summoning nearly a dozen ministers for under-spending development funds for the outgoing year, the Wolesi Jirga deferred on Wednesday a decision on evolving a proper mechanism.
KABUL (PAN): A formal agreement between the governments of Afghanistan and Qatar on the opening of Taliban’s political bureau in Doha had entered final stages, the foreign minister told legislators on Tuesday.