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Five DABS Employees Killed in Zabul Blast

Five DABS Employees Killed in Zabul Blast

QALAT – At least five employees of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s largest power distribution company, were killed in a roadside mine blast in Zabul province on Thursday, officials said. One other was wounded in the blast, according to Zabul province officials. The provincial governor’s spokesperson Gulsalam Siyal …

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Govt Rejects Taliban Offer of Reduction in Violence

Govt Rejects Taliban Offer of Reduction in Violence

KABUL – The Afghan government has rejected the Taliban’s offer of a seven-day reduction of violence in the war-torn country on the condition that a peace deal with the US was signed, saying it was ‘unacceptable’ and insisted that the insurgent group must agree to a ceasefire before engaging in …

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8 Senators to Watch in the Impeachment Trial

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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, it became official: The Senate impeachment trial into President Donald Trump is underway. Although the end result seems predetermined – it is very difficult to see 67 senators vote for the removal of Trump – that does not mean that the way we go from here …

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Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged in Afghanistan

Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at an event Thursday hosted by a think tank in Washington, D.C. called on the United States to remain engaged in Afghanistan even if it eventually withdraws its troops from the country. Speaking at a discussion held by the Center for Strategic …

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US, Taliban Discuss Signing of Peace Deal: Shaheen

US, Taliban Discuss Signing of Peace Deal, Shaheen

DOHA – Negotiators from the United States and the Taliban have resumed talks in Doha and are discussing “the signing of the peace deal and a ceremony for it” over the past two days, a Taliban spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, said in a tweet early on Friday. Shaheen said that the …

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France Deploys an Aircraft Carrier in the Middle East

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PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that France will deploy the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its battle group from January to April to support French military operations in the Middle East. He further said, that, the aircraft carrier will support Chammal (Middle East) operations from January to …

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US Officials Have ‘Routinely’ Lied Over Afghan War

US Officials Have ‘Routinely’ Lied Over Afghan War

KABUL – John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) told US Congress on Wednesday that US officials have ‘routinely lied’ to the public with exaggerating reports on the Afghan war. Sopko was summoned by the US Congress to talk about the ‘Afghan Papers’ recently published by America’s Washington …

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