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282 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in 24 Hours

COVID-19 in Afghanistan

KABUL – Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Monday, that out of 1,323 samples taken for COVID-19, 282 cases have turned positive in the last 24 hours. At least 140,435 people have so far been tested in the governmental labs, and there still are 7,317 known active cases in the …

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Geneva Conference Calls for Reduction in Violence

Geneva Conference

GENEVA – Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar on Monday opened the two-day 2020 Geneva Conference on Afghanistan where he said that “peace efforts should lead to a reduction in violence in the country.” Atmar said that without a peace deal, the Afghan government has released thousands Taliban prisoners, but …

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Stoltenberg: NATO to Decide Withdrawal Next Year

Stoltenber, NATO to decide withdrawal next year

KABUL – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday night that “what is clear now is that the US is going to reduce [troop levels in Afghanistan] but they are not going to leave.” Speaking to Halifax International, Stoltenberg also said that NATO would have to make the decision early …

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Khalilzad Hails Positive Development in Pak-Afghan Relations

Khalilzad hail Pak-Afghan agreement

KABUL – United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad hailed the shared vision by Pakistan and Afghanistan on bilateral relations and regional stability. “We welcome and are encouraged by the positive development in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations,” said Khalilzad in a tweet Monday. “If implemented, it provides an opportunity to …

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India’s Negative Role in Afghan Peace Process

India's Negative Role in Afghan Peace Process

By Zeba Noori India and Pakistan have long competed to expand their influence in Afghanistan. However, the recent developments have shown that Pakistan is exercising that influence through a positive approach by supporting the peace process, while India is playing the role of a spoiler; particularly, after Pakistan was able …

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13 Die of COVID-19 in Afghanistan in 24 Hours

13 people die of covid-19 in Afghanistan

KABUL – The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 186 new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday, after taking some 2,599 samples for the test in last 24 hours, while at least 13 patients have been confirmed dead due to the disease. At least 31 reported recovered. The new cases were …

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Qureshi: Intra-Afghan Talks Vital for Afghan Peace

Qureshi meets atmar

KABUL – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said intra-Afghan dialogue was vital to ensure sustainable peace in Afghanistan. In a meeting with Acting Foreign Minister Muhammad Hanif Atmar, Qureshi said Pakistan would continue to play reconciliatory role in the Afghan peace process. Qureshi expressed satisfaction that Afghanistan-Pakistan …

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Khalilzad Discusses Afghanistan Peace with Uzbekistan FM

Khalilzad discusses Afghan peace with Uzbek FM

WASHINGTON – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad discussed Afghan peace process with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister and Diplomate in Washington DC on Thursday evening, said the peace envoy in a statement. According to the statement, Khalilzad met with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov and Uzbekistan Ambassador to …

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Ghani, Imran Khan Vow Joint Efforts for Peace

Ghani, Imran Khan vow to work together for peace

KABUL – Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to pace up their joint efforts to reduce recent spate of terrorist incidents in Afghanistan and establish peace through close coordination and intelligence sharing. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Ashraf Ghani in a joint press stake-out at ARG Presidential Palace …

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