Pakistan Minister Calls US Envoy To Afghanistan "Little Pygmy" In Twitter Row
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:57 PM
A Pakistani minister has branded the US ambassador to Kabul a "little pygmy" in a high-level diplomatic Twitter row that erupted over ongoing peace talks between Washington and the Taliban in Afghanistan. The furore underscores the delicate balance of regional tensions as the US steps up a push to find a way out of Afghanistan, more than 17 years after the invasion.
Counterterrorism, Withdrawal Of Troops Focus Of Taliban Negotiations: US
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:25 AM
The US has said ongoing negotiations with Taliban are focused on four interconnected issues, including counterterrorism and withdrawal of troops, that will be key for any-future-agreement to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. A high-powered American delegation led by Special US Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding meetings in Doha, Qatar with a-high-level Taliban team led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.