A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan has been postponed, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, citing Taliban objections to the size of the Afghan delegation.
The Afghan Taliban said on Tuesday they had called off peace talks with US officials in Qatar this week due to an “agenda disagreement”, especially over the involvement of Afghan officials as well as a possible cease-fire and prisoner exchange.
The Taliban have rejected Kabul's offer of talks next month in Saudi Arabia where the militants, fighting to topple the government in Afghanistan, will meet US officials to further peace efforts, a militant leader said on Sunday.
South Sudan’s president and rebel leader met on Wednesday for the first time since 2016, when a peace deal collapsed and fighting re-erupted between their forces, the Ethiopian prime minister’s chief of staff said.
US President Donald Trump has accused the Palestinians of "disrespecting" the United States and threatened to withhold aid worth hundreds of millions of dollars until they agree to US-brokered “peace talks” with Israel.