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US Envoy Calls on Afghanistan to Unite as Peace Talks Intensify

khalilzad requests Afghans to Unite

KABUL – US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has called on Afghans to put aside their differences and unite as attempts to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war gain momentum. Khalilzad has held a series of direct talks with Taliban negotiators in the Middle East in recent months, although those discussions have not …

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Turkish Aid Agency Helps IDPs in Afghanistan


KABUL – Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Monday provided food aid to 1,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Afghanistan who were forced to leave their houses due to conflict, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said in a statement. As per the statement, the food packages contained flour, rice, …

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Khalilzad And Sayyaf Discuss Afghanistan Peace Process

Khalilzad meets Sayyaf

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with former Jihadi leader, Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf, in his residence on Monday. “Productive discussion with Professor Sayyaf this morning (Monday morning),” Khalilzad tweeted. “We agree that a national, inclusive, and unified Afghan negotiating team is urgent and necessary,” …

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Modi’s Dream of Isolating Pakistan Will not Materialize: Qureshi

India dream of isolating Pakistan will not materialize

MUNICH – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Pakistan’s diplomatic isolation and said “the Indian dream can never be materialized”. He was speaking to the media after attending the Munich conference on security in Germany. The statement which was made …

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Afghanistan Has Received $1.3B in Loans in Last 18 Years

Afghanistan Received 1.3b in loans in 18 years

KABUL – Afghanistan has received at least $1.3 billion in loans from different countries and international institutions in the last 18 years, statistics by Ministry of Finance shows. The statistics shows that though the loans obtained during this period are smaller compared to other countries in the region, economic commentators …

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Abdullah, Chinese PM Discusses Bilateral Relations


BEIJING, China – CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, on Saturday discussed bilateral relations between the two countries in Beijing. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at the invitation of Chinese Prime Minister visited China and met with him on the first day of his visit. The Chief Executive …

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Ghani, Ryan Discuss Peace Process, Parliamentary and Presidential Elections


KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani met with speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan and his delegation, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Thursday. According to a statement, President Ghani and US delegation led by Ryan discussed peace process, “positive impact of the South Asia strategy”, …

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Not Sure if, Devices Ensure Free and Fair Elections: Monitoring Orgs


KABUL – Head of Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, Yousaf Rasheed, on Friday said that the biometric device, which are going to be used in upcoming parliamentary election, are not able to identify the voter’s underage. According to reports, Electoral monitoring organizations said they are not sure if …

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Qureshi, UN Chief Discuss Regional Issues


NEW YORK – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and UN chief Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed regional issues including Afghanistan and Kashmir in New York on Friday. The Pakistani foreign minister informed the UN chief that Pakistan wished for a peaceful resolution to the Afghan issue. An Afghan-led and -owned …

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Khalilzad Meets Taliban Representatives for Peace Talks


KABUL – US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, has arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the next round of US-Taliban negotiations. Releasing Taliban militants from prisoners and the status of US bases in Afghanistan were among the key issues the insurgents plan to discuss with the US …

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