The Afghan government says it will participate in the peace conferences that are scheduled to be held in Russia and Turkey. Meanwhile, the Taliban have announced they will attend the conference in Moscow on March 18. VOA’s Rahim Gul Sarwan reports from Kabul.
Afghanistan’s stalled peace process was jolted this week by reports of a U.S.-drafted letter that calls for the creation of a new transitional government. U.S. officials have not confirmed the authenticity of the letter. VOA’s Rahim Gul Sarawan has the story, narrated by Roshan Noorzai.
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The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a report Tuesday said that civilian casualties have surged in Afghanistan after peace talks started between the Afghan government and the Taliban in September 2020. The agency said that more than 3,000 civilians were killed and 5,800 others were injured in Afghanistan in 2020. VOA’s Rahim Gul Sarwan reports from Kabul.
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has reported that up to 3,000 civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year, despite the ongoing peace talks to end decades of war in the country. VOA’s Rahim Gul Sarwan reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Afghan government has called on its regional and international partners to help with the stalled peace talks with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. Both sides have yet to agree on rules for conducting peace talks. VOA’s Rahim Gul Sarwan reports from Doha.