Tuesday 29 September 2020 - 08:21
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Residents of Afghanistan’s Northern provinces have staged a rally to condemn the 24-year-old attack by Taliban insurgents on the north of the country, accusing the Taliban of killing hundreds and displacing thousands of people. The rally was held Saturday in Shakardara district of Kabul. Hundreds of people from seven districts of Kohdaman and Parwan, Kapisa […] 28/09/2020 at 16:48

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Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said early Monday morning his visit to Islamabad will prove a unique opportunity for Afghanistan and Pakistan to exchange views on the intra-Afghan negotiations. In a post on Twitter, Abdullah said “I hope this visit will open a new chapter of mutual cooperation at all […] 28/09/2020 at 09:20

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President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister held a telephone conversation Friday where both parties agreed there was an urgent need for a ceasefire. In a statement issued by the Presidential Palace (ARG), government said Ghani and Khan discussed bilateral relations, the peace process, and a ceasefire in Afghanistan. Ghani also invited Khan to pay […] 26/09/2020 at 12:31

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An MD 530 Afghan Air Force helicopter crashed in Pul-e-Khumri city, the center of northern Baghlan province, killing at least two pilots on board, the Afghan Ministry of Defense confirmed in a statement on Thursday. The Ministry of Defense says that the helicopter crashed because of technical issues. The incident happened in the Kaprak area […] 25/09/2020 at 08:03

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Sekandar Khan, head of the NDS department in the Kohband district of Kapisa province, was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night, said Shayeq Shorish, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. The incident happened close to Khan’s house in Mahmoud Raqi, the capital of the province, said Shorish. “Four suspects have been arrested and […] 25/09/2020 at 08:03

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Tehran and Moscow plan to discuss ways to update the Treaty on the Foundation of Relations and Principles of Cooperation before it is extended once again, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Thursday. “The treaty, signed in March 2001, is automatically extended […] 25/09/2020 at 08:02

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President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said U.S.-backed peace talks in Afghanistan are doomed to end in “failure” and warned that this will leave the United States increasingly vulnerable to al-Qaida, the Islamic State and other virulently terrorist groups. Referring to an agreement reached between the U.S and the Taliban on February […] 23/09/2020 at 09:02

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US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad voiced concern early Monday over the clear increase in violence across Afghanistan over the past few days and called for an immediate reduction in violence. In a post on Twitter, Khalilzad said: “Over the last few days, there has been a clear rise in violence in Afghanistan. “This escalation is […] 21/09/2020 at 06:59

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Iran’s ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali met with Russian President’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov on Wednesday. According to Asia news agency, during the meeting, the officials discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan including peace negotiations between the government of Afghanistan and Taliban in Doha, Qatar. They stressed on the importance of Afghanistan’s stability […] 17/09/2020 at 12:55

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Afghanistan has secured a seat at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the first time in its history, the South Asian country’s Permanent Mission to the UN announced on Tuesday. Afghanistan received 39 votes to find a place at the prestigious body, which is dedicated to the promotion of gender […] 17/09/2020 at 09:31