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Qureshi: Pakistan Supports a United, Democratic and Sovereign Afghanistan

Qureshi, Pakistan supports a united, democratic and sovereign Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reportedly cautioned Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar of “spoilers” in the Afghan peace process, suggesting to be vigilant. During a meeting with the Hekmatyar in Islamabad, Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to further strengthen “the close fraternal relations between the two countries”, according to …

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Mine Blast in Nimroz Kills 5 ANDSF Members

Mine blast in Nimroz kills 5 ANDSF members

NIMRUZ – At least five Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were killed, and further two were wounded, after their vehicle hit through a roadside mine in Kang district of Nimroz province, local authorities confirmed Tuesday. Bahram Haqmal, head of provincial Governor’s press office, said the incident occurred at …

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Britain to Support ANDSF With £70 Million Next Year

Britain to support ANDSF with 70 million next year

KABUL – The British Embassy in Kabul has announced that the country is committed to supporting Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) with £70 million next year. The British embassy in a press statement on Tuesday said that London pledged its support for the ANDSF at the general meeting …

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14 Civilians Killed or Wounded in Maidan Wardak Blast

14 civlians killed or injured in Maidan Wardak Blast

MAIDAN SHAHR – At least five civilians were killed and nine more were wounded in two roadside bomb blasts in Jalrez district, Maidan Wardak province, early on Tuesday morning, the provincial governor’s office said. A statement by the governor’s office says that five of the wounded are women and four …

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Khalilzad: Distressingly High Levels of Violence Threaten Peace Talks

Khalilzad, violence threaten peace talks

KABUL – The US special envoy to Afghanistan warned Monday that “distressingly high” levels of violence threaten to derail ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Zalmay Khalilzad’s comments come as renewed fighting for days has plagued Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, a long-time Taliban stronghold. The Taliban …

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Rouhani: Intra-Afghan Talks Solution to Conflict in Afghanistan

Iranian President Rouhani

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Intra-Afghan talks are the only way to resolve the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. According to Iranian media, Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the HCNR, met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Monday afternoon. During the meeting, the Iranian President assured Abdullah that Iran is …

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Most of Samangan Grapes Exported to Pakistan

Samangan Grapes

IBAK – This year’s grapes harvest showed 28 percent increase over last year’s produce in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Osman Hanafi, the provincial agriculture director, told in a statement that this year’s grape produce reached 32,000 metric tons and 75 percent of the fruit was …

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Armed Robbers Kill Kabul Man, Loot School

Armed robbers kill kabul man, loot

KABUL – A group of armed robbers on Thursday entered a school in PD8 of Kabul and looted the mobile phones and other belongings of the students. The school is named Abdul Hai Habibi High School. Elsewhere, students said that some of these robbers were carrying pistols and knifes and …

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