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Ghani Using Democracy as the Basis for His Survival

Ghani

Many political pundits in Afghanistan have come to the conclusion that President Ashraf Ghani has been using the call for a democratic system as a means of staying in power and using it as a deterrent to threats aimed at his political power. For him it does not make any …

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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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Naeem: Taliban Shared 3-Month RIV Plan With US

Taliban

KABUL – The Taliban have confirmed that they have shared a 90-day reduction in violence (RIV) plan with the US, but said there has been no overall agreement on the plan so far. Tolo News quoted Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem as saying that the reduction in violence will not mean …

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US: Moscow Meeting Does Not Replace Doha Talks

US Department of State

KABUL – The US State Department says this week’s Moscow conference on Afghanistan does not replace the peace talks in Doha. Afghan government and Taliban representatives launched the negotiations in the Qatar capital in September. However, the two sides have been unable so far to achieve any breakthrough. Jalina Porter, …

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US: All Options on Table for a Decision on Afghanistan

Blinken

KABUL – The US government said on Sunday all options remain on the table for its remaining 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, saying it has made no decisions about its military commitment after May 1. The State Department comments came after reports emerged that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had …

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