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Khalilzad Shows Optimism for Intra-Afghan Talks

Khalilzad Shows optimism for intra-Afghan talks

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday expressed optimism that the Afghan government and the Taliban will begin peace talks. “We are in a good place,” Khalilzad said speaking to reporters. “The road ahead…will have challenges and difficulties, but we’re optimistic that finally we are …

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Taliban Dispute the Number of Govt-Released Prisoners

Taliban dispute the number of their released prisoners

KABUL – The Taliban are disputing the Afghan government’s figures on the release of Taliban prisoners, which the group says is different as per their figures. The Afghan government claims to have released 2,710 Taliban, to which the Taliban responded by stating that 426 detainees were released who are not …

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EU Statement on Afghanistan Welcomed by Afghan Govt

EU Statement welcomed by Afghan govt

KABUL – The Afghan government on Friday welcomed the statement issued about Afghanistan by the Council of the European Union (EU) in which the bloc reaffirmed its political commitment to Afghanistan for peace, security and self-reliance. “The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomes a recent decision by the …

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Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, US Agree to Expand Cooperation

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, US Agree to Expand Cooperation

KABUL – Senior officials from Afghanistan, the United States and Uzbekistan on Wednesday held a virtual meeting on the situation in Afghanistan, and the three sides pledged to work together and address mutual issues of concern including political ties, security and economic and human development matters. The meeting was co-chaired …

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Fighting Continues in Afghanistan as Eid Ceasefire Ends

Fighting continues in Afghanistan as Ceasefire Ends

KABUL – At least seven Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack, the first since the end of a three-day holiday ceasefire, an official confirmed on Thursday. Waheeda Shahkar, spokesperson for the Parwan Governorship, told that the attack took place early Thursday in Seya Gard in the province’s …

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Khalilzad Discusses Peace Plans with Ghani and Abdullah

Khalilzad discusses peace plans with Ghani and Abdullah

KABUL – The US envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah after meeting the deputy political chief of Taliban in Qatar. “Met with President @AshrafGhani and Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation @DrabdullahCE together and separately today in Kabul. I …

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7 Killed in the Attack on Mosque in Parwan: Police

7 killed in the attack on mosque, police

KABUL – At least seven people were killed and 12 others were wounded in an attack by armed men on worshippers at a mosque in Parwan on Tuesday, the provincial police chief Haroon Mubariz said. According to a statement by police, the attack happened in Khalal Zayee village, and all …

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47 Killed or Wounded in Car Bomb Attack in Ghazni

47 Killed or Wounded in Car Bomb in Ghazni

GHAZNI – A car bomb attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said. According to a statement released by Provincial Governor’s Office, the militants detonated a Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier in Saqafat area of Ghazni city at around 4:40 am …

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Russia Reacts to Ghani’s Order for Offensive Operations

Russia responds to Ghani's oder for offensive operations

KABUL – Moscow reacted to President Ashraf Ghani’s latest order to the Afghan forces in which he ordered the national defense and security forces to resume offensive operations against the militants, including Taliban. Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan and Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asia Department Zamir …

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