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North Korea says no need to sit down with US for talks

07 July, 2020 2:39 pm 2:39 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a political tool” for Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, ahead of a US envoy’s visit to South Korea. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said negotiations would not … Read More


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Ayaz Sadiq denies govt-opposition talks over NAB Ordinance

05 May, 2020 7:38 pm 7:38 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – PML-N leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has denied the talks between the opposition and the government over the NAB Ordinance. Talking to the media on Saturday, he said that other institutions should be strengthened after abolishing the NAB. “Where are other 450 people mentioned in the Panama Leaks?” MNA Rana Mubashar Iqbal … Read More


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Doctors continue boycott for second day in Quetta as talks with govt fail

04 April, 2020 3:43 pm 3:43 pm

QUETTA (92 News) – Doctors continued their boycott of the government hospitals for the second day in protest against the arrest of young doctors and paramedics on Tuesday. The talks between the doctors and the government failed. The Young Doctors Association spokesperson said that they would remain in police stations till provision of protective equipment. … Read More


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Taliban break off talks with Afghan government on prisoner exchange

04 April, 2020 9:24 am 9:24 am

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban on Tuesday broke off talks with the Afghan government on a prisoner exchange, a main step in peace talks being brokered by the United States after it agreed on a troop withdrawal pact with the militants. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, said … Read More


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EU pushes Britain to extend Brexit talks over virus outbreak

03 March, 2020 4:12 pm 4:12 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek an extension of its post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, diplomats and officials said on Monday, as negotiations on trade have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Europe has gone into a deep lockdown in a bid to curb … Read More


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Afghan government announces team for talks with Taliban

03 March, 2020 5:51 pm 5:51 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s government announced a 21-member team to negotiate with the Taliban, in a tentative sign of progress for the United States-brokered peace deal. The list announced late on Thursday by the country’s State Ministry of Peace was headed by Masoom Stanekzai, a former National Directorate of Security chief and supporter of President … Read More


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Putin holds talks with Erdogan to seek Syria ceasefire

03 March, 2020 10:56 pm 10:56 pm

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Thursday with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan over a potential ceasefire in northern Syria and offered condolences over the recent killing of Turkish soldiers there. Putin, speaking beside Erdogan at the start of talks, said the situation in Idlib province, where their armies are facing off in … Read More


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Taliban rule out taking part in Afghan talks until prisoners released

03 March, 2020 5:42 pm 5:42 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban militants will not take part in intra-Afghan talks until about 5,000 of its prisoners are released, a spokesman said on Monday, presenting a major possible barrier to ending the war. Under an accord between the United States and the Islamist Taliban signed on Saturday, the two sides are committed to working … Read More


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Libya government dims hopes of salvaging UN ceasefire talks

02 February, 2020 4:25 pm 4:25 pm

TRIPOLI/GENEVA (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving UN ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital. A near year-long battle for control of Tripoli worsened on Tuesday when the eastern-based Libya National … Read More


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Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks

02 February, 2020 11:00 am 11:00 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that Tehran’s help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East. Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after US President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and … Read More


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Afghan president says Pompeo reports progress in US-Taliban talks

02 February, 2020 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday he was told by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “notable progress” had been made in talks between the United States and the Taliban on an agreement for a US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. In a post on Twitter, Ghani wrote that Pompeo had … Read More


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Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US, talks with Afghan government

01 January, 2020 5:11 pm 5:11 pm

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with US troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with US negotiators in talks in Doha. If an agreement is sealed, it could revive hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict … Read More


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Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital

01 January, 2020 3:47 pm 3:47 pm

MANILA (Reuters) – Schools and businesses shut across the Philippine capital on Monday as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an eruption could happen at any time, potentially triggering a tsunami. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes around Taal, one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes, … Read More


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We want result, not talks, MQM leaders tell PTI delegation

01 January, 2020 3:20 pm 3:20 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – A delegation of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called on the MQM leaders at Bahadarabad on Monday. The delegation tried to reconcile with the MQM leaders who remained adamant to the demand of provision funds. Taking to the media after the meeting, Minister for Planning Asad Umar said that the matters are … Read More


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Zalmay Khalilzad visits Kabul en route to Doha for talks with Taliban

12 December, 2019 8:46 am 8:46 am

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday in a bid to breathe a new life into efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, discussing with President Ashraf Ghani steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a peace deal, Washington and Kabul said. After his visit to Kabul, Khalilzad … Read More