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Sources: Khalilzad’s Mission as US Peace Envoy Extended

Sources, Khalilzad’s Mission as US Peace Envoy Extended

KABUL – Joe Biden’s administration has extended Zalmay Khalilzad’s mission as the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation for an unspecific period of time, US sources have disclosed. US sources added that the Biden administration has started the assessment of the US-Taliban peace deal signed between the two sides in …

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Mullah Baradar Visits Iran to Discuss Security Situation

Mullah Baradar Visits Iran to Discuss Security Situation

KABUL – The Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar led a delegation that visited Iran, Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem said on Tuesday. The spokesperson said that the delegation will talk to Iranian officials about the relations between the two countries, the situation of Afghan refugees, and the current political …

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Khalilzad Hails Positive Development in Pak-Afghan Relations

Khalilzad hail Pak-Afghan agreement

KABUL – United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad hailed the shared vision by Pakistan and Afghanistan on bilateral relations and regional stability. “We welcome and are encouraged by the positive development in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations,” said Khalilzad in a tweet Monday. “If implemented, it provides an opportunity to …

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Turkey Calls on Minsk Group to Hold Talks on Karabakh

Turkey calls on Minsk Group to hold talks on Karabakh

ANKARA – Turkey on Monday called on the co-chairs of the Minsk Group to launch a result-oriented negotiation process aimed at a permanent solution to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Anadolu agency reported. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hami Aksoy, said in a statement that …

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Khalilzad: Peace Talks to Conclude in Months, Not Years

Khalilzad, violence threaten peace talks

KABUL – United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said Wednesday he expects the Afghan peace talks to be concluded in months, according to sources, not years. While the Afghan and Taliban negotiators continue to struggle on finalizing ground rules for peace talks, Khalilzad said the process will …

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US Envoy Urges China to Join Russia, US in Arms Talks

US envoy urges China to join Russia, US in arms talks

GENEVA – The United States shares international concerns over a nuclear arms race and wants China to come to the negotiating table with the United States and Russia, Washington’s ambassador told the United Nations disarmament Conference on Thursday in Geneva. Ambassador Robert Wood spoke with journalists during a virtual press …

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China to US: ‘Enough is Enough’

China to US: 'Enough is Enough'

NEW YORK – China on Thursday slammed the United States for its criticism of the novel coronavirus, with Beijing’s envoy to a high-level United Nations meeting saying: “Enough is enough!” Two days after US President Donald Trump used his annual address to the UN General Assembly to attack China’s record, …

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More Than 965,000 Dead As Coronavirus Bounces Around the World

Over 965,000 dead as coronavirus rebounds around world

TEHRAN – More than 31.2 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, and more than 965,000 have died, and more than 22.8 million people have recovered, Johns Hopkins University reported. According to the latest figures on Monday, 31,239,588 people have so far been infected with the novel …

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