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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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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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Key Taliban Commanders Among 21 Killed in Uruzgan

Key Taliban Commanders Among 21 Killed in Uruzgan

TARINKOT – At least 21 Taliban militants, including some key-commanders were killed in an airstrike in central Uruzgan province, an official claimed on Saturday. The airstrike took place in the Khanaqa locality of the Tarinkot, the provincial capital, late on Friday night, a police officer told Sahar News. Malak Zainullah …

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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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US, Britain Push for Yemen Ceasefire as Relations with Saudis Cool


WASHINGTON – The United States and Britain, Saudi Arabia’s biggest arms suppliers, are stepping up their pressure for a ceasefire in the Yemen war, the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster, New York Times reported Thursday. The Newspaper said, the calls for a halt to the conflict — by US Secretary …

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Russia Edged Out By China for World Championship in Men’s Gymnastics


DOHA – China claimed the first gold medal of the world gymnastics championships in Doha on Monday, edging out Russia in the men’s team final by a razor-thin margin. After a day of high drama, the Chinese finished with a total team score of 256.634 points, just barely above the …

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US Military Presence is Key to Security in Europe: Polish FM


WARSAW – Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Friday that US military presence is essential to ensuring security in Europe. According to the Polish foreign ministry, speaking at an international conference in Warsaw, Jacek Czaputowicz said that there were differences in how security was understood in the United States and …

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Iran will Overcome US Sanctions: Zarif


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed confidence that the Islamic Republic will manage to overcome sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies, the “Iran Front Page” said Tuesday. Zarif said in an interview with Kyodo News on Monday, that “Many countries have shown readiness …

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Canada Prefers Australia’s Help on Trade War


BEIJING – Australia has been called on by Canada to help “save the WTO”, with the Morrison government preparing to attend a meeting next week that deliberately excludes trade war combatants the United States and China. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham is exacted to represent Australia at the Ottawa Ministerial on …

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EU Can’t be Reshaped in the Image and Likeness of the US: Czech Politician


PRAGUE, Czech Republic – The EU cannot be restructured on the model of the US, Premysl Votava, deputy chairman of the Czech National Social Party said, commenting on ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s interview with Czech media. Nevertheless, Votava agrees with the strategist that the EU needs urgent reforms, …

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