Ashraf Ghani offers Taliban local office - media

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban the possibility of opening an office in Afghanistan but the proposal was swiftly spurned by the group that is determined to keep his government out of accelerating peace …

Kabul to hold talks with Taliban in Baku

A meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan will be held in Baku on June 28. Afghan officials and Taliban representatives will hold peace talks on the sidelines of the meeting, diplomatic sources said. …

Taliban announces Eid ceasefire - media

The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own. The militants said foreign …