Category: talks

Will fatwa by Islamic students drive Taliban to be a half of talks? 0

Will fatwa by Islamic students drive Taliban to be a half of talks?

Prominent Muslim scholars from three countries are set to meet in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Friday, aimed at finding a solution to decades of war and bloodshed in Afghanistan. At the trilateral Ulema Conference, scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia will discuss challenging the narrative of “jihad”, or a holy war, pushed by the…

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Turkey’s Erdogan rejects French offer of talks with SDF

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a French offer to mediate between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria blacklisted by Ankara. His comments on Friday came a day after French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a delegation of Kurdish fighters in Paris and offered to mediate between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – an umbrella group of fighters dominated by the Kurdish…

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US lauds Afghan provide to start talks with Taliban

Islamabad, Pakistan – The United States has lauded Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer to open negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, with senior US State Department official Alice Wells saying the armed group has some “legitimate grievances” over governance. “We’ve always said that the legitimate grievances raised by the Taliban over justice, over corruption, over predatory…

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Syria opposition missing from Russia’s Sochi talks

Russia-hosted talks on the war in Syria are being held in Sochi without the representation of any major opposition group. Turkey-backed rebel figures have refused to leave the Russian city’s airport in a last-minute protest. An amateur video obtained by Al Jazeera on Tuesday showed a group of Syrian opposition delegates, who had arrived from…

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What’s going to realize of talks between the 2 Koreas?

Seoul – Much-anticipated high-level talks between the two Koreas are set to begin, with each side sending delegations to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ). The talks on Tuesday are expected to focus on the participation of North Korean athletes in the upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the South Korean city of…

Merkel hopeful of renewed Germany coalition talks 0

Merkel hopeful of renewed Germany coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is optimistic of forming a coalition government after almost four months of political uncertainty since the country’s federal elections. Talks between the country’s two major parties – Merkel’s Christian Democrat alliance (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) – to form a new ruling coalition resumed in the capital, Berlin,…

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North and South Korea to withhold excessive-stage talks

North Korea has agreed to open dialogue with neighbouring South Korea for the first time in more than two years, according to officials in Seoul. The meeting will be held on January 9 at the border village of Panmunjom, inside the demilitarised zone (DMZ). The South Korean government notified neighbouring officials that it will send delegates…

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Syria blame game continues after failed Geneva talks

The United States has urged the Syrian government to “participate fully” in negotiations with the opposition, while a Syrian official blamed opposition preconditions for yet another failed round of talks in Geneva. Referring to the negotiations, which ended in the Swiss city on Thursday without any results, the US state department commended the Syrian opposition’s “constructive…