Afghan political rivals divided over release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners
Thursday, 5 March 2020 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's main political rival supports a Taliban demand for the release of thousands of their prisoners before they will take part in peace talks with the government, his spokesman said on Thursday.
Days after US and Taliban signed a peace deal, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has raised an objection to the prisoner release clause. Addressing a press conference, Ghani said that no commitment has been made for the release of 5000 prisoners and added that it can be a part of the negotiation but...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday tried to rescue a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan. Pompeo met with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul. According..