The Afghan Taliban militant group says it is “way too early” to speak of restarting direct negotiations with the United States, a day after US President Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan and said Washington is resuming talks with the militant group.
A top security official in Afghanistan says the Daesh terrorist group has been “defeated” in one of the key eastern provinces of the country, amid an ongoing offensive by the Kabul government against the terrorists operating across the troubled region.
Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has harshly criticized a peace proposal by his election rival and incumbent President Ashraf Ghani as a “wishlist,” amid efforts to revive stalled talks between the US and the Taliban militant group.
US President Donald Trump has declared as “dead” so-called peace talks with the Taliban, prompting the militant group to declare war against American forces in Afghanistan, a development that seems to only prolong the 18-year occupation of the country.
Kabul is hosting a three-day information technology exhibition. Iran and Afghanistan have jointly organized this event. Tens of Iranian and Afghan companies have participated in this exhibition to put on show their latest achievements.
As the daughter of refugees who fled Afghanistan for a new life in Iran, Sahraa Karimi never lost touch with her parents’ homeland, whose culture and traditions were kept alive in her Tehran household. But as the years passed, and her pursuit of a career in filmmaking took her to Europe, the distance between Karimi and Afghanistan grew. Suddenly, the director was faced with a difficult choice.