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UN Envoy: Peace in Afghanistan Is a Pressing Need

UN Envoy, peace in Afghanistan is a pressing need

KABUL – The UN’s top diplomat in Afghanistan on Monday highlighted the pressing need for an end to violence in the country. UN Secretary-General Special Representative Deborah Lyons underlined a political settlement meeting aspirations of all Afghans, including women. At a meeting here, she discussed with President Ashraf Ghani the …

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US: Turkey Conference to Complement Doha Talks

US, Turkey conference to complement Doha talks

KABUL – An official of the US Department of State on Thursday said that the Turkey conference will complement the ongoing peace talks between the negotiating teams representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban and that the United States aims at accelerating the Afghan peace efforts. “The gathering, …

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Russia Pledges to Promote Bilateral Ties with Pakistan in Diverse Fields

Russia pledges to promote bilateral ties with Pakistan in diverse fields

ISLAMABAD – Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, reaffirmed Moscow’s commitment to promote bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in various fields, including economy, trade and defense. The Russian official expressed his determination during delegation-level talks with Pakistan in Islamabad on Wednesday. Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, led the Pakistani side. Qureshi, …

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EU to Provide €2.9M ‘Debt Relief’ to Afghanistan

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KABUL – European Union on Tuesday announced that the organization will provide Afghanistan with €2.9 million to be utilized as debt relief for supporting the country to maintain and progress towards sustainable development aims. The EU stated that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought severe health, social and economic consequences …

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Can Federal System be a Panacea for Afghanistan?

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Afghanistan, a country that has historically been home to different ethnic groups, has experienced different systems during different periods. Some systems have worked in Afghanistan for certain reasons, even brought political stability and garnered two-dimensional support (internal and external) for years. While some other systems have not even been able …

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Pakistan Vows to Complete CASA-1000 At Earliest

Pakistan Vows to Complete CASA-1000 At Earliest

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, gave this assurance during a joint press briefing with his Tajik counterpart, Sirajuddin Mehruddin, in Dushanbe to make all possible efforts for the early completion of the CASA-1000 project. The Central Asia-South Asia project (CASA-1000) will not only benefit the two countries …

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