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US-Taliban Talk Will Focus on Pulling Out All Foreign Troops from Afghanistan: Taliban

US-Taliban Talk Will Focus on Pulling Out All Foreign Troops from Afghanistan: Taliban

DOHA – Upcoming negotiations between the Taliban and Washington will focus on the timetable for pulling out all foreign troops from Afghanistan, according to a senior Taliban member. During an exclusive interview with AFP, the Taliban’s political spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, said previous talks with Washington saw the two sides agree …

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Feature: Why ‘War’ Against Narcotics Failed in Afghanistan?

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Afghanistan is a landlocked country, engaged in prolonged internal wars and a war on terror, and the only country in the world whose main production narcotics is circulating in most parts of the world. The country that has the most notorious smuggling network and smugglers, even, some politician included in …

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Imran Hints at Establishing Cancer Hospital in Afghanistan

Imran Khan hints at establishing cancer hospital in Afghanistan

ORAKZAI – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said he will ask the management of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital to establish cancer hospital in Afghanistan. Addressing a rally in Orakzai, Imran Khan said he visited the hospital today in Peshawar where he met two cancer patients from Mazar-e-Sharif being …

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Feature: Afghan Delegation and Doha Summit

Taliban Blame Kabul for Cancelation of Qatar Meeting

A list of the 250 people was introduced by the Afghan government who were scheduled to attend the Doha Summit to talk to the Taliban, which was also the reason that talks were canceled at the last moment. Taliban ridiculed the number of negotiators and Qatari sponsorship for the talks …

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Afghanistan Falls to 121st Place in World Press Freedom Index: RSF

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KABUL – Afghanistan’s ranking in the Press Freedom Index has fallen three places to 121, a watchdog said on Thursday in an annual report. The report published by Reporters Without Borders cited killing of 15 journalists and media workers in a series of bombings in 2018, which was the deadliest …

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Putin, Rahmon Discuss Security ‘Threats’ from Afghanistan

Putin, Rahmon Discuss Security ‘Threats’ from Afghanistan

Dushanbe – Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Wednesday and discussed security issues Central Asia is facing, including ‘threats’ coming from Afghanistan, Russian news agencies reported. Following the talks in Moscow, Putin said: “We thoroughly discussed the security situation in Central Asia, including threats and …

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Germany to Invest Over $66 Million in Afghanistan

Germany to Invest Over $66 Million in Afghanistan

KABUL – The Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany committed to invest about AFN 5.1 billion (EUR 59 million), focusing on good governance, sustainable economic development as well as urban development and municipal infrastructure. An additional AFN 8.7 billion (EUR 100 million) shall be allocated to the …

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250-Member Delegation Named for Peace Talks

Afghanistan Names 250-Member Delegation for Peace Talks

KABUL – Afghan government on Tuesday named a 250-member delegation for peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar this week. The delegation includes representatives of political parties, political figures, Jihadi leaders, martyrs’ families, High Peace Council, religious clerics, parliament, civil society, women, youths, journalists, government officials and tribal elders. President …

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OIC Should Cooperate with Afghanistan for Peace: Abdullah

OIC Should Cooperate with Afghanistan in Ensuring Peace Abdullah

Kabul – Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with permanent representative of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Huseyin Avni Botsali at the Sapidar Palace on Sunday. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on peace talks and the country’s ongoing situation. OIC’s permanence representative presented a report on his activities …

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Afghanistan Opens New Mining Areas to Int’l Investment

Afghanistan Opens New Mining Areas to Int’l Investment

KABUL – In a keynote address at the Afghanistan Mining Investment Forum convened by INVEST, a global initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to mobilize private investment in partner countries, Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan announced 43 new large and small-scale mining projects available …

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