Stakes are high for the talks which follow a week of US-Taliban negotiations with both sides eyeing a resolution to the bloody 18-year conflict.
The Taliban have steadfastly refused to discuss peace with Ghani, whom they consider a US stooge heading an illegitimate regime.
Now is the “right moment” for peace in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday as he once more called on the Taliban to negotiate with his government.
Every cloud has a silver lining. Even amid the gloom and doom of the coronavirus pandemic, there are words of cheer. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised her countrymen a pleasant Christmas, with loved ones, despite the hardship
Coast to coast and around the world, sighs of relief could be heard after the Trump administration threw in the towel, more or less, on its refusal to allow President-elect Joe Biden to begin the presidential transition.
There is a scene in the latest series of “The Crown” in which a 20-year-old Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin, is dressed in layers of thick ivory taffeta, a veil over her face — the royal approved virgin bride — before she makes her way through