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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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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Support Afghan Peace Efforts

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia support Afghan peace efforts

ISLAMABAD – Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have underlined the need for a political settlement and promotion of peace efforts in Afghanistan. Peace in Afghanistan is imperative for refugees to return to their homeland and contribute to their country’s development and lasting peace, they said. The call came in a joint …

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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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The Forgotten Promises of NUG

The forgotten promises of NUG

More than four years have passed since the formation of National Unity Government (NUG). President Ghani had made many promises to the people at the beginning of NUG, but now analysts and people say many issues remain unresolved; particularly, security has worsened in these four years, and poverty and unemployment …

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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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China Says Terrorism is the Common Enemy of Mankind

Terrorism is the common enemy of mankind Wang Yi

BEIJING – A day after it expressed shock over the Pulwama terror attack, China on Saturday sent a condolence message to India and denounced “all forms of terrorism” which it claimed is “the common enemy of mankind”. The statement from Beijing came at a time when India has received condolences …

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Trump Asks Officials to Draft Possible Trade Deal with China


NEW YORK/BEIJING – U.S. President Donald Trump wants to reach an agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 nations summit in Argentina later this month, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg reported that Trump has asked key U.S. officials to …

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Global Internet Freedom Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

Freedom House

WASHINGTON – Freedom House report finds more and more countries are cracking down online, Internet freedom around the world has declined for the eighth consecutive year, raising fears that state censorship online is becoming the norm rather than the exception, the Week reported Friday. The website says that a new …

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