Saturday 15 December 2018 - 23:21
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US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Monday where they discussed the Afghan peace process, the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States, Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the National Security Council Lisa Curtis also […]

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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 […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin talked to his US counterpart about the incident in the Kerch Strait, but noted that Donald Trump had his own view of what happened. The two issues dominated as he talked to media after G20 summit. The content of Putin’s meeting with Trump was the first question asked by journalists. The […]

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US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has postponed the Pakistan leg of his tour to the region due to “scheduling reasons.”, Pakistani media reported Thursday. “The visit is being postponed for scheduling reasons. Ambassador Khalilzad anticipates returning to Pakistan in the near future,” said Richard Snelsire, a spokesman for US embassy in Islamabad. […]

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Sitting with the Taliban at the same table was a step forward, a member of Afghanistan High Peace Council said on Tuesday, following a conference on Afghanistan peace in Moscow. “It was the first time that the Taliban sat with us at the same table,” said Ataurrahman Saleem, a deputy chairman of HPC, told reporters […]

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The Taliban today is “very different” from a simple terrorist group and true peace in war-torn Afghanistan can’t be achieved without talks with militants, Russia’s special envoy to the nation, Zamir Kabulov, told . No parties should approach the Afghanistan issue “using a European mindset,” but should rather “think Oriental” and treat the idea of […]

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It was a busy day in Paris as world leaders flocked to the City of Lights to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. Putin and Trump chatted, Macron criticized nationalism, and topless protestors disrupted the US leader’s motorcade. Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump were both late for the ceremony on Saturday but were […]

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The Afghan Taliban has expressed condolences after Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, a senior Pakistani cleric known as father of the insurgent group, was killed on Friday. The 80-year-old who, who ran an Islamic seminary with Taliban links, was killed at his residence in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. “He was trying to reach the protest in Islamabad […]

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The National Procurement Commission (NPC) approved six new contracts having a combined value of around 1.5 billion Afghanistan, the Office of the President said. According to a statement released by ARG Palace, the latest NPC meeting was organized late on Monday evening and was chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The statement further added that […]

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At least eight civilians including two women were killed in a traffic accident on Wednesday morning in Parwan province when two Toyota Corolla vehicles collided, Parwan provincial traffic department said. Mohammad Nazir director of Parwan traffic department said the accident happened in Rabat village of Bagram district. According to Nazir three children and two women […]