President Donald Trump used 9/11 remembrance commemorations on Wednesday to announce an unprecedented escalation of the US military assault on Afghanistan’s Taliban - just days after he wanted to hold peace talks with the insurgents.
Donald Trump’s decision to call off negotiations and a covert face-to-face meeting with the Taliban demonstrated, once again, that he is a loose cannon on the international scene.
US President said he had planned a secret meeting with the Taliban's "major leaders" on Sunday at a presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland. Trump said he also planned to meet with Afghanistan's president.
It was not immediately clear whether the US-Taliban talks will resume and when on ending nearly 18 years of fighting.
The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with insurgents were “dead,” saying Washington would regret abandoning negotiations.
With North Korea firing two more short-range missiles and launching a scathing attack on “foolish” calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the inter-Korean peace talks have clearly hit a wall. The joint exercises between the US and the South Korea have infuriated Pyongyang so much that it has described South Korea’s
As US and Taliban negotiators push to wrap up talks aimed at securing the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, Taliban sources say a pact will not mean an end
The operations, launched on Saturday night, were aimed at foiling attacks planned by the Taliban on Afghan forces, said a senior security official in capital Kabul.
Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai also defended the Taliban's role in recent bloodshed across the country after US President Donald Trump cited an attack that killed an American soldier as his reason for calling off negotiations earlier this month.