Taliban leaders and the newly-appointed USA special envoy for peace efforts in Afghanistan will continue to hold meetings to discuss ways to end the ongoing war, the Taliban said in a statement on Saturday in the first official confirmation of talks between the two sides. The Wall Street Journal reported that "a personal familiar with the gathering" also confirmed the meeting independently.
The State Department declined to say whether the meeting with Taliban officials in Doha took place.
According to their statement the group's delegation stressed the need for a "real and Afghan-inclusive solution" and that the two sides agreed to continue the meetings in the future.
While the content of the negotiations has not been disclosed, US President Donald Trump has called for a strategy to end the 17-year-old Afghan War, which Mother Jones' Tim Murphy not-so-precisely called "a war old enough to enlist itself".
The Taliban now controls or contest almost half of Afghanistan and it continues to inflict heavy casualties on Afghan security forces, bringing more territory under its control. The insurgent group has been calling for direct talks with the USA, blaming Washington for starting the Afghan war.
Hurricane Michael Death Toll Climbs to 16 Navy before retiring in 2011, his wife, Jacqui, and their teenaged daughter, Jenna, live in Panama City Beach, Florida. This is obviously the worst", said Stephanie Palmer, a FEMA firefighter and rescuer from Coral Springs, Fla.
Woman taken in NT crocodile attack Police found her body at around 5:00 p.m. less than half a mile from the lake. "They heard some splashing". The woman was reported missing on Friday in Arnhem Land, a vast Northern Territory wilderness area.
A spokesman for the USA embassy in Kabul declined to comment on the Taliban statement. "This is something that will be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, but supported by the USA government", she said.
A statement from the Afghan president's office on October 13 said Khalilzad told Ghani and Abdullah that the United States was "ready to do anything to help with the peace process", but insisted the process should be led by the Afghan government.
The US media noted that Mr Khalilzad, an Afghanistan-born former US ambassador to Iraq and the United Nations, will have to perform a hard balancing act between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Other media outlets speculated that Washington may not accept this demand.
The source has not disclosed further information in this regard and it is yet not clear which important topics were discussed during the meeting.
Before meeting the Taliban representatives, Mr Khalilzad stopped in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It did not mention anything about the US envoy's meeting with the Taliban.
"Special Representative Khalilzad held a number of meetings with a wide range of stakeholders as part of his trip to explore how best to reach a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan", the source added.
So far this week, the market capitalisation of the Shanghai stock index has fallen by 8.43 percent to 27.56 trillion yuan. The index measuring price differences between dual-listed companies in Shanghai and Hong Kong stood at 123.
At first glance, the Pixel 3 XL looks just like the Pixel before it except it has a big notch in the screen. Now, though, it has quietly opened up access to other hardware, both in terms of headphones and handsets.
Princess Eugenie wore a rose-gold dress with a pleated skirt for the dinner that followed her wedding to Jack Brooksbank . British photographer Mr Bramall said it was "an honour and a privilege" to be invited to photograph the couple.
Anchoring partnerships worth 87, 132 and 79 with Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Tim Paine, Khawaja was a constant calming presence. Khawaja, whose best score was 26 in five previous Tests in Asia, admitted it was one of the best innings of his career.
Bocelli will perform two pieces during the service, accompanied by members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). Eugenie also revealed that her older sister will be with her every step of the way, as her chosen maid of honor.
Still, George, who said he's talked to Butler "a little bit" about what's going on, backs what Butler's mind is at. Minnesota looked all out of sorts in a 143-121 loss to Milwaukee in the preseason finale on Friday night.
This is kind of exciting since many would have thought the feature would be exclusive to the Pixel 3 , at least to begin with. As always, thanks for voting, thanks for the comments, and don't forget to let us know what you thought of the results below.
Non-stop Singapore-Los Angeles flights are also planned with the A350-900ULR, details of which will be announced at a later date. The individual entertainment screens are 18 inches wide, and they all have in-seat power and USB ports for staying charged.
The senator called that statement "not credible" and he said it's now up to the Saudi government to clarify the situation. The Post quoted a Turkish official as saying authorities suspect a 15-member team killed the journalist at the consulate.
The Central Division champion Astros did OK, too, winning their first World Series previous year ; Springer was Series MVP. Boston had the most home wins in the majors with 57 while Houston led all of baseball in road wins, also 57.
Samsung To Launch Foldable Smartphone Soon
Unfortunately, the listing did not reveal any details in terms of specs, price, and availability of the Samsung Galaxy S10. With that said, you'll find yourself at home if you have used a Samsung smartphone recently.
India vs West Indies second Test scoreboard
Shaw's 45-ball knock was inclusive of four boundaries, while Rahul smashed two fours and a six during his 53-ball 33. India will now play West Indies in five-match ODI series which are scheduled to begin the next Sunday.
Ted Cruz challenger raising record-breaking amounts of cash
But many warn that even staggering sums of campaign cash might not be enough to turn a deeply red state blue in the 2018 midterms. All that money ensures both candidates will be able to continue flooding the airwaves in major media markets around Texas .
Coric stuns Federer in Shanghai, faces Djokovic in final
Djokovic , who has now won four titles this season, will move up one ranking spot to No. 2, pushing Roger Federer back to No. 3. But the Croatian couldn't prevent Djokovic from snatching the title on a fourth match point in the next game.
Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle
Eugenie still holds her bouquet in the black-and-white image, with a glimpse of a footman at the back of the coach. She had to correct bridesmaid Theodora Williams (daughter of Robbie Williams ) on the steps of St Georges Chapel.
McLaren recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A mammogram is a specialized breast X-ray used to detect signs of cancer in the breast that are too small to feel. Ultrasound may be used to determine whether a new breast lump is a solid mass or a fluid-filled cyst.