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Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation today

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation today

MOSCOW (Reuters) – 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 cultural outreach and small military support for the central government.The Afghan Taliban will attend the peace talks, senior Taliban officials […]

US secy of state, military chief arrive in Islamabad to hold talks

US secy of state, military chief arrive in Islamabad to hold talks

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US military chief Gen Joseph Dunford have arrived in Islamabad to hold talks with their Pakistani counterparts. Pompeo, who landed at the Nur Khan Airbase in Islamabad just before 1pm, is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of […]

Iran’s Zarif in Syria for talks on Idlib offensive

Iran’s Zarif in Syria for talks on Idlib offensive

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a surprise visit to ally Syria on Monday for talks on the looming offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, his ministry said. Zarif left early on Monday and “is at the moment in talks with Syrian officials,” spokesman Bahram Ghasemi told reporters in […]

Foreign Office Pakistan welcomes Indian P.M, Modi’s phone call to Imran Khan, hopeful it could pave way for talks

Foreign Office Pakistan welcomes Indian P.M, Modi’s phone call to Imran Khan, hopeful it could pave way for talks

Foreign Office Pakistan welcomes Indian P.M, Modi’s phone call to Imran Khan, hopeful it could pave way for talks Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s congratulatory phone call to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan earlier this week. Indian P.M Modi, in his phone call, […]

Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Secretary of state disputes Pyongyang’s statement that his visit had been ‘regrettable’ and raised the ‘risk of war’ TOKYO—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Sunday that nuclear talks with North Korea had advanced after a two-day trip to the country, disputing Pyongyang’s statement that the visit had been “regrettable” and raised the “risk of […]

North Korean Denuclearization Talks Uncertain After Pompeo Visit

North Korean Denuclearization Talks Uncertain After Pompeo Visit

Pyongyang accuses U.S. of ‘gangster-like tactics’ but says it maintains trust in Trump TOKYO—The path ahead for talks with North Korea appeared uncertain after a weekend visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended with Pyongyang accusing the U.S. of “gangster-like tactics” and increasing the “risk of war,” but saying it retained confidence in President […]

China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be “earnestly” implemented as he met the country s president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday. Xi met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao that […]

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: US general

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: US general

WASHINGTON ;Senior Taliban officials have been secretly negotiating with Afghan officials on a possible ceasefire, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan disclosed Wednesday.”A lot of the diplomatic activity and dialogue is occurring off the stage, and it s occurring at multiple levels,” General John Nicholson said in a teleconference with reporters at the […]

Pompeo begins talks with Kim’s right-hand man ahead of nuclear summit

Pompeo begins talks with Kim’s right-hand man ahead of nuclear summit

NEW YORK ; Kim Jong Un s right-hand man began talks with President Donald Trump s top diplomat on Wednesday amid a scramble to organize next month s historic nuclear summit between the North Korean and US leaders.Kim Yong Chol, a veteran Pyongyang power player and a member of the young autocrat s inner circle, flew in on an […]