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EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
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By month’s end, a force described as battalion-strength, consisting of mostly army soldiers, will arrive in Helmand province to bolster the local military.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has promised Afghanistan financial help to help reintegrate returned migrants. Speaking about the 850 German soldiers that remain in Afghanistan as part of NATO’s Resolute Support mission, de Maiziere said they would remain “as long as necessary.”
The Islamist insurgents are demanding the release of an unnamed list of prisoners, to be removed from a UN blacklist freezing their assets and imposing a travel ban on its leaders, and to have a political office formally recognized.
Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani, the head of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission, told journalists in Kabul on January 18 that the ballot would only be held on time if the government provided the necessary budget, security for candidates, electoral workers, and ballot boxes.
Powers aim to draw Taliban into Afghan peace talks (17.01.2016)
Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States hold talks on Monday aimed at laying the ground for a negotiated end to almost 15 years of war between U.S.-supported government forces and Taliban insurgents now firmly on the offensive.
Pakistan hosts four-way Afghanistan peace talks (11.01.2016)
Key Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials have met for talks aimed at establishing a roadmap for peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban. … Delegates hope the talks, hosted by Pakistan, will help pave the way for negotiations with the Afghan Taliban. However, the Taliban, who are divided by...
Afghanistan and Pakistan are renewing efforts to forge peace in the new year, scheduling a round of talks in Pakistan for January 11. The move comes amid renewed attacks in Kabul by the Taliban, which so far has shunned any new peace negotiations.