Will leave when time is right, not before that: NATO on exiting Afghanistan amid Taliban peace talks
NATO has led international security efforts in Afghanistan since 2003; two years after a US-led coalition ousted the Taliban movement for harboring former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
More than peace settlement, Taliban, Pakistan interested in withdrawal of international forces: Ex-envoy
China hopes to emerge as the major power in Afghanistan and Central Asia, especially after Pakistan emerges dominant in Afghanistan, the former envoy said.
Resolve for peace: Negotiations between Afghanistan govt, Taliban begin even as violence grips country
Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip Afghanistan.