The three foreign ministers highlight “urgent need for immediate ceasefire” in Afghanistan after a meeting in Istanbul. A US-backed Afghan peace conference in the city, hosted by Turkey, Qatar and UN, is postponed over Taliban’s non-participation.
Washington-backed Afghan peace conference in Istanbul is postponed until celebrations for holy month of Ramadan end in mid-May, Ankara says.
Top diplomats of Russia and Pakistan discuss Afghanistan, bilateral trade, and coronavirus vaccines in Islamabad.
"We stand ready to discuss holding free, fair and inclusive elections under the auspices of international community," says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the opening of parliament session in Kabul.
Victims include doctors who worked at the Puli Charkhi prison, Kabul's main penitentiary that house hundreds of Taliban inmates.
Afghan government and Taliban sign a three-page document that lays out the rules and procedures for the negotiations, which are taking place in Qatar where the Taliban have long maintained a political office.
Intra-Afghan negotiations are to begin in Doha on Saturday, a day mostly reserved for ceremony before hammering out a road map for a post-war Afghanistan.
Discussions over rewriting a draft agreement that will outline the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and a verifiable Taliban guarantee to fight terrorism in return are the key highlights in the seventh round of talks.
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