President Ghani accuses Russia, Pakistan of aiding Taliban


GARDEZ: President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday accused Russia and Pakistan of supporting the Afghan Taliban who he said responded to his call for peace with suicide attacks. Ghani, who travelled to southeastern Paktia province to condole with families of the victims of recent terrorist attacks, was accompanied by some members the Cabinet. After meeting families of the victims, the president told a media conference ...

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Ghani says anti-terror fight to continue as latest attack leaves 15 cadets dead


KABUL: The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned yesterday’s attack in Kabul city that left at least 15 army cadets dead as he vowed continued fight for the elimination of the terror groups. The office of the president, ARG Palace, quoting President Ghani in a statement, said the terrorist groups are at isolation more than any other time and ...

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India a partner for peace in Afghanistan: Tillerson


WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson on Wednesday hailed India as a partner for peace in Afghanistan, asking Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups on its soil. “As we implement President Trump’s new South Asia strategy, we will turn to our partners to ensure greater stability in Afghanistan and throughout the region,” Tillerson said in a major India policy speech. ...

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China provides $1m assistance to WFP Afghan mission

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KABUL: Chinese government has granted $1 million to the World Food Program (WFP) that would assist nearly 38,000 vulnerable people in Afghanistan, including repatriates from Pakistan, a statement from WFP said on Tuesday. WFP welcomed Chinese government for its urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan. The contribution would assist approximately 38,000 vulnerable people, including Afghan returnees from ...

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Donald Trump is taken in by Pakistan’s deceitful acts

Amrullah Saleh

It seems the Western hostages were in the hands of good terrorists, the ones that listen to GHQ Rawalpindi, don’t hurt Pakistan and in times of need, dance like circus monkeys for visiting spectators according to the diktat of an ISI colonel. By Amrullah Saleh US relations with Pakistan resemble a broken affair between two unequal partners which will neither be ...

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Deadly US airstrikes target Haqqani network compound in Pakistan’s Kurram Agency


A series of deadly airstrikes targeted a compound of the Haqqani terrorist network in the Kurram Agency located in the tribal regions of Pakistan close to Durand Line with Afghanistan. According to the local security and intelligence officials, the airstrikes were carried out late on Monday night. The officials further added that several missiles were fired on a compound of ...

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Back to back heavy explosions rocks Gardez city in Paktia


KABUL: Nearly two hundred have been feared dead or wounded in a coordinated suicide car bomb attack in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior in a statement confirmed that several people including police chief of Paktia Toryalai Abadiani were killed but no exact number was given. However, the provincial public health officials said at least 33 people ...

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QCG meets today in Oman on Afghan peace process


PESHAWAR: A four-nation group seeking to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan is due to meet in Muscat today (Monday), officials say. Diplomats from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the US are meeting for the first time in more than a year in an effort to facilitate direct talks between Kabul and the Taliban. The killing of Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Balochistan ...

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Traditional Loya Jirga is the only remedy to address current crisis: Karzai


KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai on Thursday expressed deepest concerns over what he called “the current crisis” in the country, saying convention of Traditional Loya Jirga would be the only remedy to overcome challenges. “We need to come together and sit in a traditional Loya Jirga to discuss issues going on in Afghanistan and seek outgoing ways,” Karzai addressed reporters in his ...

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Afghanistan seeks China support for SCO full membership

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KABUL: Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai has met Assistant Foreign Minister Li Hui in Moscow a head of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Contact Group meeting, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. Karzai highlighted Afghan Government’s high expectations from this meeting and sought China’s support on SCO platform. These priorities included Afghanistan’s full membership to ...

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