The wealthy Gulf country will continue to be an interlocutor between Western capitals and the Taliban - and potentially one of the first countries to recognise the government.
Iran and the Taliban appeared to have reached some degree of regional understanding. But it turned out to be a short-lived optimism with Tehran showing signs of unease.
Britain's chief of the defence staff Nick Carter sparked online debate after he asked the international community to give the insurgents some space to form a new government in Afghanistan.
Questions surround Khalilzad, an enigmatic diplomat who presided over US failures in Iraq and now the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan.
Clashes between the Taliban and government forces have intensified as US and NATO forces leave the country. The Taliban have encircled several provincial capitals, and captured several districts and border crossings in the north and west.
In a scathing interview, Afghanistan's former president Hamid Karzai offers frank assessment of US presence in his country.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the forum was one of the first and biggest international events during the pandemic and it was held under compliance with all health measures.
The incoming president should make America's longest war his first foreign policy priority.
Afghanistan's perennial runner-up will not be content with second place this time.
The presence of Pakistani Pakhtun leaders at Ashraf Ghani’s inauguration angers some, but experts say it’s not a big deal.
Islamabad plays a crucial role in advancing mediation efforts between the Taliban and Washington, positioning itself as a powerful bargaining force in the future of Afghanistan.
Iran has limited influence over the Taliban and little to gain from prolonging the war.
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