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All Issues with Afghanistan Being Resolved Amicably: Shehryar Afridi

All Issues with Afghanistan Being Resolved Amicably, Shehryar Afridi

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Shehryar Khan Afridi Friday said all issues with Afghanistan were being resolved amicably and bilateral ties between the two ‘brother’ countries were getting strength with each passing day. Addressing a press conference, accompanied by Adviser to Afghan President …

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Six Killed, 27 Injured in Kabul IED Blast

Six killed, 27 injured in Kabul IED blast

KABUL – At least six people were killed and another 27, nearly all of them civilians, were injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off near southern entrance of the Kabul University. Interior Ministry said the blast took place at 7:20 am due to an IED that was attached …

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12 Killed in Attack on Kandahar Police HQ

12 Killed in Attack on Kandahar Police HQ

KANDAHAR – At least 12 people, including seven civilians, were killed in Taliban’s attack on Kandahar police headquarters on Thursday, officials from provincial hospital said. The hospital officials also said that 60 others including 40 security force members were wounded in the attack. Kandahar police headquarters came under attack at …

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Taliban to Talk to SCA After Afghan Clinics Closure

Taliban to Talk to SCA After Afghan Clinic Closures

KABUL – The Taliban said they would hold talks Thursday with representatives of a Swedish non-profit group after threats by the insurgents forced the organization to close 42 clinics it runs in eastern Afghanistan. The closures of the facilities run by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) in Taliban-controlled areas …

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Afghan Govt to Form an Inclusive Team for intra-Afghan Talks

Afghan Govt to Form an Inclusive Team for intra-Afghan Talks

KABUL – Amid continued progress in Afghanistan peace process, Afghanistan government says work is underway to form a new inclusive negotiating team whose members will be soon introduced. Currently, presidential office is working on combination of the team, unifying peace efforts and addressing concerns of political parties and civil organizations …

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US Gives $29M for Afghanistan Presidential Election

US Gives $29M for Afghanistan Presidential Elections

KABUL – The United States and Afghanistan have finalized the budget for the Afghan election on Sept. 28, which includes a sizable US contribution. US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass said Washington has given $29 million. “We are pleased the election budget has finally been finalized,” he said in a …

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Rabbani Discusses Peace with His Turkish Counterpart

Rabbani Discusses Peace with His Turkish Counterpart

KABUL – Top Afghan and Turkish diplomats had a meeting Wednesday about the Afghan peace process in Turkey’s capital Ankara, Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani at his official residence in Ankara. “Discussed the overall situation in Afghanistan, including ongoing peace efforts …

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Second Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Possible in 6 Weeks: NSC

Second Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Possible in 6 Weeks, NSC

KABUL – Officials from the Afghanistan’s National Security Council (NSC) has announced that the second intra-Afghan peace meeting is expected to be held in the next six weeks. However, the exact time and place for the meeting is not still clear, as coordination and arrangement of some related issues needed …

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