The Afghan president on Thursday praised Pakistan’s efforts to advance the peace process in the region as he reached out to Islamabad for help in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Kabul government,
A black-and-white banner declaring a strike replaced the usually illuminated billboard over Gaza City's central Omar al-Mukhtar street.
Abbas says that he told Israel and the US that "there will be no relations with them, including the security ties" following the deal that Palestinians say heavily favours Israel.
"Pakistan believes that the US-Taliban Peace Agreement has provided a window of opportunity to the people of Afghanistan to work together for the ultimate aim of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Congratulations to all Christians around the world on the Christmas Day… may God return it to everyone with goodness, peace, health and love…”
Russia said that the Taliban was prepared for political “compromise,” even as the insurgents launch offensives against government troops to secure greater swathes of Afghanistan while US troops draw down.
Noting the Security Council has held more than 40 debates on Ukraine over the past year, he said that "the guns are talking now, but in the end we all know that the path of diplomacy and accountability is the road to a just and sustainable peace."
Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP), and Ignacio Ibáez Ferrandez, Head of the United Nations Office for Counter-Terrorism, in Madrid, discussed ways to strengthen collaboration.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that normalising relations with Saudi Arabia would be a "giant leap" towards ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Washington signed a landmark deal with the Taliban in February that promised the withdrawal of US and foreign troops from Afghanistan by next summer, provided the militants start talks with Kabul and adhere to other guarantees.