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GCC to Take Measures Against New Coronavirus

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RIYADH – The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announced Wednesday that it would take preventive measures at GCC border crossings in a bid to counter the deadly new coronavirus. The GCC issued a statement following an extraordinary meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh attended by the health ministers of Saudi Arabia, …

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US, Taliban Negotiated 7-Day Reduction in Violence: Esper

US, Taliban Negotiated 7-Day Reduction in Violence, Esper

WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a press conference on Thursday, the second and final day of the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels, announced that the Trump administration and the Taliban had negotiated a seven-day reduction in violence proposal. “The United States and the Taliban have negotiated …

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Rebuilding Afghanistan Has a High Human Cost: SIGAR

Rebuilding Afghanistan Has a High Human Cost, SIGAR

WASHINGTON – Rebuilding Afghanistan has cost hundreds of lives, according to a new report released Tuesday by a US government watchdog that monitors the billions of dollars Washington spends in the war-ravaged country. Washington’s Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction said the report released on Tuesday was the first to …

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Analysing Taliban’s Reduction in Violence Offer in Afghanistan

Analysing Taliban's Reduction in Violence Offer in Afghanistan

By: Jawad Sadiq Fitrat In the recently held crucial rounds of peace talks in Doha, Qatar this month between Taliban negotiators and the US authorities represented by plenipotentiary former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, a consensus was developed on reducing the volume of Taliban-led violence in Afghanistan. Both the …

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Biden’s Remarks Infuriate Afghan Politicians

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KABUL – The Presidential Palace and former president Hamid Karzai have hit out at recent comments from US presidential candidate Joe Biden about Afghanistan. Addressing a debate in New Hampshire on Saturday, Biden said he was “totally against the whole notion of nation-building in Afghanistan” and that “the only thing …

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Khalilzad Meets Mullah Baradar

Khalilzad Meets Ghani to Discuss US-Taliban Talks

DOHA, Qatar – The U.S.envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad met with Mullah Baradar, the deputy political chief of Taliban in Qatar late on Sunday, a spokesman of the group in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, said in a tweet. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban in Qatar …

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NATO Eyes Troop Reductions in Afghanistan

NATO Eyes Troop Reductions in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Some members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are considering withdrawing thousands of their forces from Afghanistan once the United States begins to officially cut its own presence in the country, according to American and European officials. The Trump administration’s decision to eventually reduce its own forces …

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US Citizen Abducted in Khost

US Citizen Abducted in Khost

KHOST – An American contractor has been abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province, US media reported. Contractor Mark R. Frerichs was kidnapped last Friday, US magazine Newsweek reported citing unidentified US officials. CNN also reported the kidnapping saying the contractor was not working for the US military at …

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