USA officials have conveyed messages to Taliban political representatives in Qatar urging the group to negotiate with the Afghan government. But he said it was still too much to expect the whole Taliban to do so.
He said there were "elements of the Taliban clearly interested in talking with the Afghan government", while admitting that not all the rebels would be prepared to do so.
"That is why at the Kabul Process conference we have presented [a] comprehensive proposal for peace with the Taliban and state-to-state talks with Pakistan", the presidential palace quoted Ghani as saying in a statement.
At the top of a meeting with Mattis on Tuesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the new strategy a "game-changer".
"Some of that re-examination is likely to lead to the intensification of conflict in the short term but the re-examination is what the people of Afghanistan have been (waiting for) for 40 years".
In Votel's view, the greatest risk to stability in Afghanistan is the Kabul government's "uncertain political situation" as it prepares for planned July 2018 parliamentary elections.
The Afghan president asserted that ceasefire must be agreed upon with the Taliban adding that peace needs to be sought with the Taliban in order for them to become a political group. Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible - not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government.
"In each one of our areas, there are groups of 10 and 20 that are coming in, not wanting to be a part of the Taliban any longer", Fenzel told reporters.
GKN shareholders will need to approve the merger, which means they will have to weigh its merits against a Melrose deal. That will include considering whether they want to hold a stake in New York-listed Dana or London-listed Melrose.
Customers Air Canada at airports in other countries are forced to languish in long queues due to delays in the registration. After around three hours, Air Canada issued an apology and said that things were on the mend.
Three months after multiple men accused James Levine of sexual assault , the Metropolitan Opera officially fired the conductor. The Met suspended Levine, 74, in December after several accusations of sexual misconduct stretching from the 1960s to 1980s.
From 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, you can indulge in $3.14 premium slices and $3.14 select draft beers. For some lucky couples getting married on Pi Day, &pizza is throwing free weddings at their restaurants in four cities.
Fox News has learned that the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility made the recommendation to terminate McCabe. Firing McCabe could put Sessions in a better position with Trump, but the attorney general would have to act fast.
The net result is that Green Bay will replace Nelson by signing free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham ( according to ESPN ). He has twice caught more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season, but not since 2013 - his final year with the Saints .
Hardy was fingerprinted and taken before a magistrate where he was given a written promise to appear in court. He has a court date scheduled for April 16 and his drivers license has been revoked for a minimum of 30 days.
However, Apple hasn't been shy about teasing new hardware at the event too, even with its software focus. San Jose, CA, June 4-8 When technology connects with creativity, incredible ideas come to life.
Although Barkley and Bell are both extremely talented pass catchers out of the backfield, they have different playing styles. The Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade for Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor , according to multiple sources.
Venus did her part to set up the marquee match when she dismantled world No. 35 Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 6-4 in just 79 minutes. Open finalist Madison Keys; two-time Grand Slam victor Garbiñe Muguruza and reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens.
NCAA women's hoops tournament: UConn could play in Albany
Albany is closer to Columbia than Sioux Falls and Stockton, South Carolina's previous regional spots, but it's no Lexington. Duke is the No. 5 seed. "But we've got a long way to go between now and then". "Obviously not", SC coach Dawn Staley said.
Quicker Raspberry Pi 3 Arrives With Model B+ Launch
As the name suggests, the Pi 3 B+ shares many features with the original Raspberry Pi 3 Model B , launched back in February 2016. According to Raspberry Pi, it's sold more than 9 million Raspberry Pi 3 units and a total of 19 million Raspberry Pis in total.
Oil prices move lower after Friday's rig-powered surge
Among refined products, Nymex reformulated gasoline blendstock-the benchmark gasoline contract-was down 0.5%, at $1.89 a gallon. Oil prices fell with the release of this EIA report on Monday and it looks like the downside pressure will continue on Tuesday.
Kylie Jenner Opens Up About Pregnancy With Stormi In Fan Q&A
Quite obviously we were fools for thinking this, as she is a Kardashian by blood and a member of Snapchat/Insta/actual royalty. She also revealed that Stormi and Chicago, Kim Kardashian and Kanye's West's newborn daughter, are already besties .
A look at the nasty cut that nearly ended Tom Brady's season
Tom Brady is a man that can do anything he wants to do on the football field...except catch a wide open pass in the Super Bowl. Brady went through some acupuncture treatment on the dinged digit before suiting up for the January 21 showdown.
Iowa employment rate holds 2.9 percent
Johns, Duval and Volusia is also up by 0.5 points in each of those counties, which could hint at a regional slowdown. Gains in health care and social assistance (3,700) were offset by small losses in educational services (700).