10 Nov 2022

US estimates 200,000 military casualties on all sides

Estimates by a US general estimates that 100,000 people on either side of the Ukrainian war have been killed or injured. He also suggested that approximately 40,000 civilians have been killed in the conflict. The general also stated that Kyiv is ready to re-enter talks with Moscow. In the past

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16 Jun 2022

Ethiopian government and Tigrayan forces move towards negotiations

A committee has been formed by the Ethiopian government to negotiate with forces from the Tigray region. This committee was announced on Tuesday to parliament by Prime Minister Ably Ahmed. The committee will be led by the Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen. A report of the negotiations are expected to

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02 Mar 2022

Decision on Iran nuclear deal ‘days away,’ says French foreign minister

Iran, France, and other countries are currently discussing the revival of a 2015 deal that would require Iran to curb uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief. Officials report that it is likely a decision will be made in the next few days as the negotiations conclude. Officials travelled to

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01 Mar 2022

Huge Convoy of Russian Armor advances on Kyiv

A huge convoy of Russian armor spanning roughly 40 miles is advancing on Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv. The convoy was identified via satellite imagery amid talks between the two nations currently engaged in conflict. The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor announced that he wants to investigate Russia for possible war

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09 Dec 2021

U.S. Accuses El Salvador’s Government of Cutting a Deal With Gangs

The US has accused El Salvador’s government of cutting a deal with the imprisoned leaders of the country’s top criminal gangs after learning that the administration of El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele secretly negotiated a truce in exchange for financial and prison benefits. The US Treasury addressed the incident on

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19 Oct 2021

U.S. Afghan Envoy Stepping Down After Failure of Talks

Zalmay Khalilzad, the current special representative for Afghanistan under the Biden administration, will step down after two years of unsuccessful negotiations over a peace deal with Taliban officials. The group seized control of Afghanistan in August. Mr. Khalilzad had held a range of different roles spanning several administrations, notably the

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26 Jul 2021

Chinese Officials Blame U.S. for Stalemate in High-Level Talks

Earlier today, senior US and Chinese officials disputed over several key topics, including Covid-19, human rights, and cybersecurity. The tense exchange occurred during the highest-level meetings between the two countries on Chinese soil since the inauguration of US President Joe Biden. Following the meetings, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng

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06 Jul 2021

Talks with Taliban are making ‘very little progress’ as militant group gains momentum, says Afghan official

Abdullah Abdullah, a leading Afghan official that heads the High Council for National Reconciliation has reported that talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have made little progress. Abdullah stated that the Taliban has gained momentum following weeks of US troop withdrawal. In the past few weeks, the Taliban

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17 Dec 2020

US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

On Tuesday, Army General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Taliban negotiators for two hours in Doha, Qatar. Gen. Milley then flew to Kabul to discuss the peace process with Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. The peace talks aim to reduce violence across

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11 Sep 2020

Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be ‘contentious’

Eagerly anticipated negotiations between opposition parties within Afghanistan’s complex political specter are likely to be contentious, according to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. However, the only way to resolve conflict within the region is likely through negotiations between the two parties, following decades of relentless conflict. Pompeo’s comments

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