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IEC, Candidates Should Not Hinder Election Process: ESG

IEC, Candidates Should Not Hinder Election Process, ESG

KABUL – The Election Support Group, or ESG, which consists of major donors to the Afghan election process, issued a statement today urging political candidates to cooperate with the ongoing vote recount and called on Afghanistan’s Election Commission to “keep further delays at a minimum.” The ESG is comprised of …

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EU Ministers Discuss Afghan Peace and Elections

EU Ministers Discuss Afghan Peace and Elections

BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) foreign ministers in a meeting on Monday discussed, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the situation in the Gulf and Iran. according to a tweet by EU envoy Roland Kobia: “Afghanistan: ceasefire, intra-Afghan negotiations, the political role of EU, resumption of the US-Taliban talks, protection of reforms and …

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Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Militants for Captive Professors

Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Militants for Captive Professors

KABUL – Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday. According to Reuters report, the government’s decision to free Anas Haqqani and …

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Pakistan Foreign Secretary, ISI Chief Visit Kabul

Pakistan Foreign Secretary, ISI Chief Visit Kabul

KABUL – Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood held talks with Afghan intelligence chief, national security adviser and acting foreign minister in Kabul in a bid to ease the growing tensions between the two countries, a local news outlet reported on …

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Trump, Macron to Meet After French President Criticized NATO

Macron

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that he will meet with the United States President Donald Trump ahead of the NATO Meeting in London on 3-4 December. Macron tweeted that on Monday night he had an “excellent discussion” with Trump about Syria, Iran and the alliance with the NATO …

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CPEC Projects, Pakistan, China Agree to Enhance Security System

CPEC

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and China have agreed to enhance cooperation to put in place a more effective security system for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects with Gwadar Port as pilot project in this regard. Both countries reached the consensus in recently concluded 9th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of CPEC. Pakistan’s …

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Next Astana Meeting Expected Late Nov. or Early Dec.: Kazakh FM

Astana

ASTANA – The next round of Astana talks on the crisis in Syria could be held in late November or early December in Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan, Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Aibek Smadiyarov, said. “We have not yet received an official note from the guarantor states [Russia, Iran and Turkey] on …

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European Signatories Call on Iran to Reverse Actions Against Nuclear Deal

Iran

BRUSSELS – France, Germany, Britain and the European Union said Tuesday that they are “extremely concerned” about Iran’s renewed uranium enrichment activities and what they call “regrettable acceleration of Iran’s disengagement” from commitments it made under the 2015 agreement regarding the country’s nuclear program. In a joint statement released Monday, …

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51 Children Injured in Chemical Attack at China Kindergarten

China Kindergarten

YUNNAN, China – More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday. The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, entered the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims with sodium …

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