Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in US history to be impeached twice, as 10 of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in the House of Representatives to charge him with inciting an insurrection in last week’s violent rampage in the Capitol.
Afghan peace talks that resumed four days ago are effectively on hold, sources from both sides said on Wednesday, as negotiators wait for President-elect Joe Biden to signal whether he will stick to Donald Trump’s aggressive schedule to pull out troops, Reuters reported.
“If they have seen the dream of an interim government, this will remain only in their imagination,” said MP Abdul Naseer Farahi.
Ross Wilson, the U.S ambassador to Afghanistan said that the interim government is not advocated for Afghanistan and that the Afghans need to accelerate the peace negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Hizb-e-Wahadat-e-Islami Chairman Muhammad Karim Khalili met with Pakistan National Assembly Speaker, Asad Qaiser in Islamabad on Monday and discussed the Afghan peace process among other issues.
Armed men attacked an army vehicle in northern Balkh province early on Tuesday morning, sources said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the Department of State will notify Congress of his intent to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement, as a foreign terrorist organization.
Former President Hamid Karzai welcomed the restart of peace negotiations between Afghanistan and Taliban negotiators.
The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) said that it will distribute more than five million electronic identity cards (ID card) before the end of the current solar year in April.
Ustad Karim Khalili, leader of Hezb-e-Wahdat-e Islami and former vice president of Afghanistan, is expected to arrive in Islamabad Monday for a three day visit.