Saturday, January 16, 2021

Afghan Peace Deal Could Be Signed Ending February If Taliban Maintain Ceasefire

The Trump administration and the Afghan Taliban are on the verge of signing the Afghan peace deal. The peace deal, as per reports, could be signed ending February, most likely on 29th.

Iran Biggest Hurdle to Israel-Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Ambitions

Ahead of the formal signing of the Afghan peace deal, the Taliban would observe a seven-day ceasefire a move which aims to assess the authority the Taliban delegates holding talks with the US administration.

But experts warn that the road to long-term peace in Afghanistan can still be rough even if the US and the Taliban sign the much delayed Afghan peace deal. The imminent peace deal was the result of a 14-month long painstaking negotiation process where Pakistan played a vital role in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the table.

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In September, the two sides were almost close to signing a deal but President Donald Trump called off talks at the last minute. Although Trump cited the killing of American serviceman as a reason for the cancellation of the peace process, experts talking to EurAsian Times believed there might be other reasons too. One of those reasons included the Taliban’s reluctance to commit to a ceasefire.

Now, the US has again reached an agreement with the Taliban on a week-long reduction of violence that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on Friday, while cautioning that the rebels must honour commitments for the peace deal to carry forward.

Iran Biggest Hurdle to Israel-Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Ambitions

U.S. President Donald Trump said he thought there was a “good chance” that Washington would reach an agreement with the Taliban by the end of February, more than 18 years after a U.S.-led coalition ousted them from power.


Greek Parliament Approves Rafale Fighter Jet Deal From France

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Turkey Inaugurates New Consulate Building In Pakistan’s Karachi

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday inaugurated the country’s new consulate building in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Cavusoglu said the...