Sunday, 19 January 2020
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Taliban, US End Latest Round of Talks Without Announcing Outcome
Monday, 12 August 2019 23:25 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

The United States and the Taliban have concluded the eighth round of talks aimed at reaching an agreement between the two adversaries to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan and jumpstart intra-Afghan peace negotiations.

The nine-day negotiations in the Gulf state of Qatar were wrapped up before dawn on Monday, announced a Taliban spokesman. The talks continued on a day when Muslims around the world began celebrating their three-day annual festival of sacrifice, known as Eid-al-Adha.

œWork was tedious and effective. Both sides agreed to consult their respective leaderships for next steps, Zabihullah Mujahid said in a brief statement.

He did not explain further nor did the chief American negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, about the outcome of the negotiations with the insurgent group. œWe have concluded this round of talks that started August 3¦.Over the last few days, the two sides focused on technical details. They were productive. I am on my way back to DC to consult on next steps, Khalilzad tweeted Monday.

Taliban political spokesman, Suhail Shaheen had said before the start of the talks that a deal was expected to follow the eighth round of their year-long dialogue with Americans.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
Top Iran Leader Says Trump is a 'Clown' Who Pretends Support...
Friday, 17 January 2020 23:31 WIB

Iran's supreme leader says its missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq earlier this month was a "blow to America's image'' as a superpower, as he led prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012. Ay...

Pentagon Defends Track Record in Afghanistan...
Friday, 17 January 2020 18:02 WIB

The Pentagon is rejecting accusations that military leadership "incentivized lying" to portray a more optimistic picture of U.S. efforts in the nearly two-decade-long war in Afghanistan. "The idea th...

US-China Trade Deal Draws Praise, But Leaves Considerable Unfinished Business...
Friday, 17 January 2020 09:55 WIB

The "Phase 1" trade deal between the United States and China, signed with much fanfare at the White House on Wednesday, is being met with qualified praise by most trade experts who see good news in an...

Russia's New PM a Career Bureaucrat With No Political Aims...
Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:55 WIB

Mikhail Mishustin never had any political ambitions as a career bureaucrat and his name didn't come up as a top candidate to become Russia's next prime minister. But the 53-year-old Mishustin, the lo...

China: Possible That New Virus Could Spread Between Humans...
Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:36 WIB

The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low, Chinese officials said Wednesday.&nb...

LATEST NEWS
S&P 500, Dow close at new records, notch best weekly gains since August

U.S. stocks closed at all-time highs Friday, marking the third-straight record close for the Dow and S&P 500, as investors cheered bullish economic data and continued to ride a wave of trade optimism. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 50...

Hong Kong Stocks End Week with Gains (REview)

Hong Kong stocks finished Friday on a positive note, with investors retaining optimism over the outlook following this week's signing of the China-US trade pact that eased tensions between the economic superpowers. The Hang Seng index added 0.60...

Minyak catat penurunan minggu kedua beruntun seiring kekhawatiran permintaan global

Harga minyak stabil pada hari Jumat seiring pertumbuhan ekonomi yang lamban di China, importir minyak mentah terbesar dunia, meningkatkan kekhawatiran atas permintaan bahan bakar dan melawan optimisme dari penandatanganan kesepakatan dagang...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold prices finish lower as some upbeat economic data dull haven demand
Friday, 17 January 2020 02:11 WIB

Gold futures gave up earlier gains to finish lower on Thursday, as some upbeat U.S. economic data dulled haven demand for the precious...

Gold Edges Higher, But Faces Worst Week in Two Months
Friday, 17 January 2020 19:32 WIB

Gold prices edged higher on Friday, but was still on track to post its biggest weekly decline in about two months as solid Chinese data and a...

Gold Prices Aim for Back-to-Back Gain as Dollar and Bond Yields Retreat
Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:10 WIB

Gold futures on Thursday headed for their highest close in about a week, extending a climb from Wednesday following the completion of the first...

Gold Holds Advanced After Trade Deal; Palladium at Record
Thursday, 16 January 2020 13:41 WIB

Gold held an advance following the signing of the U.S.-China phase-one trade deal, with investors seeking to assess how consequential the...