The threat of religious militancy is not going away any time soon; expecting a two-decade long conflict to be fixed with interventions spanning weeks or months is somewhat delusional.
Says decision was taken after its members were targeted in a "series of non-stop attacks" in Bannu's Lakki Marwat district.
Envoy Thomas West dismisses suggestion Washington needs Pakistan’s airspace to reach Afghanistan.
Some $9bn in reserves have been held outside Afghanistan, including $7bn in US, since the Taliban overran Kabul last August.
Afghan Taliban’s acting PM Mullah Akhund helping with "peace talks"; sources say both sides agreed to pursue negotiations.
Report by UNSC sanctions committee on Afghan Taliban says banned group remains persistent threat to Pakistan’s security.
The US and Taliban officials are meeting in Doha next week.
The two sides will discuss “our vital national interests” which include counterterrorism operations against IS, says spokesperson.
Al Jazeera, AFP quote Kabul govt sources, claim proposal submitted in Doha to allow Taliban share in power if they end violence.
The eight-member delegation will include senior Afghan peace official Abdullah Abdullah and former president Hamid Karzai.
The assault came around the same time as an Afghan govt delegation met with Taliban representatives in Iran.
Shared interest in Afghanistan cannot become the sole reason for a long-term strategic partnership between Pakistan and US.
Imran regrets Modi govt not interested in normalisation of ties.
Troika urges Afghan government to "engage openly" with the Taliban regarding a negotiated settlement.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price did not confirm the postponement, but said broader diplomatic efforts will continue.
Ghani’s plan will be presented as a counter to proposals put forward by Washington.
US president cites “tactical reasons”, says “it's hard to get those troops out” .
Washington has encouraged the Afghan leadership to work towards establishing an “inclusive” government.
Turkey says it’s ready to host peace talks.
US secretary of state says conference will aim to establish a three-month period of “reduction in violence”.
President Ghani says his government is ready for talks on fresh elections.
US envoy is also expected to visit regional countries.
“Political decisions cannot be made in a vacuum," says Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
US state secretary reiterates desire for Afghan leaders to support this historic opportunity for peace.
"The US strategy supports the continuation of war and bloodshed among various Afghan groups," says Iranian official.
The two sides have been meeting in Doha since September in a US-backed effort to contain violence in their country.
FM Qureshi says progress in dialogue will “facilitate a reduction in violence, leading to a ceasefire”.
Washington wants to check that the Taliban are “living up to [their] commitments", says NSC spokesperson.
Foreign minister says US President Joe Biden "should realise there is an opportunity in Afghanistan".
Months of deliberations between the two sides have yielded little so far.