Afghanistan

Taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to US envoy

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The Taliban have given the US envoy a document outlining their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, Taliban officials familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. The offer is seen as an opportunity to open a window to an eventual peace deal for Afghanistan…

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Govt rejects alleged Taliban offer of reduction in violence

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Following reports that the Taliban’s senior leadership had agreed to a 7-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan, Salam Rahimi, the state minister for peace affairs, on Thursday rejected the alleged Taliban position, calling it “unacceptable” for the Afghan government, and insisted that the insurgent group must agree to a ceasefire before engaging…

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Afghan-China transit trade embarks through Gwadar seaport

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

KABUL (Ariana News): Transit trade between China and Afghanistan has begun with the inauguration of Gwadar Seaport on the southern coasts of Karachi, Pakistan, and with the arrival of the first transit trade ship from China. The Embassy Pakistan in Kabul says that the commercial goods will be transited from the Gwadar Seaport to Chaman…

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