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Afghanistan Faces Headwinds to Economic Growth: WB

Afghanistan Faces Headwinds to Economic Growth, WB

KABUL – Afghanistan is facing strong headwinds to economic growth, says the World Bank’s latest development update. Afghanistan’s economy grew by around two percent in 2018 despite progress in economic policies, likely leading to further increases in poverty and deterioration in living standards. The latest edition of the biannual publication …

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Officials Seal Off Telecom Offices in Balkh

Officials Seal Off Telecom Offices in Balkh

MAZAR-I-SHARIF – The officials in northern Balkh province on Monday suspended activities of the telecom companies after they refused to resume their nighttime coverage in the province. The provincial officials have sealed off their offices as well. The Taliban militants have ordered mobile phone companies in Balkh to shut down …

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Peace Process Should be All Inclusive: UN Deputy SG

Peace Process Should be All Inclusive UN Deputy SG

KABUL – The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, who arrived in Afghan Capital for two day official visit, at a press conference on Sunday said the peace process in Afghanistan is not inclusive as it should be and that it should reflect aspirations of all people …

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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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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 will Replace Troops in Syria with Mercenaries: Russia

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MOSCOW – US Central Command replaces some of its regular troops in northern Syria with employees of Private Military Companies (PMC), said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a press conference in Moscow. “The number of PMC personnel in Syria exceeds 4,000, and it should be noted that it …

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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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