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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Moscow on Wednesday. Lavrov said Russia and Pakistan had a “common interest” in helping the peace process in Afghanistan start “as soon as possible”. “We have a common interest in creating conditions for the start of the political process as soon as […] 26/12/2018 at 20:48

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US President Donald Trump has sought Pakistan’s help with Afghan peace talks in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in Islamabad on Monday. Trump wants to end a 17-year-old war between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban militants, who are fighting to drive out international forces. US officials […] 3/12/2018 at 19:45

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The Taliban are the stumbling block to the peace process, the Trump administration alleged on Friday, ruling out direct talks with it unless the militant leaders engaged with the elected Afghan government. In an apparent response to a recent letter from the Taliban to the US, the Trump team also ruled out withdrawing troops from […] 10/03/2018 at 09:53

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US Vice President Mike Pence vowed the US would withdraw from the nuclear deal forged between Iran and six world powers in the coming months unless lawmakers move to fix the agreement, and called US President Donald Trump the most pro-Israel president the country has ever had. Speaking to the annual policy conference of pro-Israel […] 6/03/2018 at 06:59

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Lithuania is to deploy special operations forces to Afghanistan in a train and assist role in support of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission following requests from NATO and allies, the Ministry of National Defence said in a press release. The additional troops are to deploy to Kandahar in April and will train and assist local forces […] 23/02/2018 at 08:00

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Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded. But the Security Council resolution would exempt attacks directed at extremists from the Islamic State […] 22/02/2018 at 10:49

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The statements of the United States regarding its multi-billion assistance to Pakistan to counter terrorism are not reliable and contradict facts, Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Qazi Khalilullah told Sputnik in an interview. “The people and the Government of Pakistan were therefore deeply disappointed and hurt by the offensive allegations made in the recent provocative statements […] 30/01/2018 at 09:11

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow on Monday. Netanyahu will pay a brief working visit to Russia, the Kremlin press service reported. “The two leaders plan to discuss issues related to boosting Russian-Israeli cooperation in trade, economy, cultural and humanitarian spheres along with pressing international […] 29/01/2018 at 07:13

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The bulk of the delegates to the Syrian National Dialogue Congress scheduled for January 30 will arrive in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday. The meeting in Russia will be a continuation of Moscow’s efforts aimed at restoring civilian life in Syria and will bring together over 1,500 people. According to the […] 29/01/2018 at 06:55

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Washington’s new strategy for Syria is aimed at dismembering that country, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday. “In the wake of US Secretary of State [Rex Tillerson’s] speech at Stanford and reports from US military sources about the creation of some armed groups under US patronage to guard the […] 26/01/2018 at 10:07