India is Afghanistan’s most reliable regional partner, says Pentagon


The United States Department of Defense, Pentagon, says the United States welcome additional support by the Indian government to Afghanistan, noting the country’s contribution to the reconstruction of Afghanistan. In its latest report, Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, Pentagon said Pentagon called India as Afghanistan’s most reliable regional partner and the largest contributor of development assistance in the region. ...

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Russia ready to cooperate with US on Afghanistan, says Putin

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We can see the radical militant groups occupy larger and larger swathes of land at the northern border of Afghanistan: Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual speech on Thursday said his country is ready to cooperate and work with the United States in counter-narcotics and counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan.  Putin said threats are increasing in Afghanistan, especially in ...

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India supports Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled reconciliation efforts, says Venkaiah Naidu


KABUL: Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said his government desired Afghanistan to emerge united, democratic, peaceful, stable and prosperous nation, a media report said on Wednesday. Naidu Reiterated New Delhi’s “complete support” to the National Unity government (NUG) of Afghanistan in all its efforts, the Siasat daily reported. During a meeting with visiting Afghan Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish ...

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Discrimination against women is not our culture, says Afghan president

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‘No compromise on women’s rights’: “Discrimination against women is not our culture, and the Afghan women have never been excluded from decision making” KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the importance of women’s increased role in the country’s affairs and implementation of reforms, saying ‘a small minority cannot prevent positive changes.’ Ghani expressed these views during a meeting with female ...

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Beijing offers tripartite talks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China


Beijing has offered tripartite talks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China with main focus being peace and stability and economic cooperation. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Deng Xijun met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday. The statement further added Mr. Xijun discussed the ongoing situation in the ...

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Purpose of Loya Jirga is not to change current govt, says Karzai


‘I favor US presence, if it brings peace, stability, and put an end to the ongoing Afghan genocide’ KABUL: The Former President Hamid Karzai said that the purpose of Loya Jirga is not to end the wok of the current government or to oppose the election, but complement it. In an exclusive interview with the German News Agency (DW), Karzai ...

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US general sees no change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump’s tough line


WASHINGTON: The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network that ...

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Violence is on the rise in Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai


Former President Hamid Karzai briefs DW on the continued security problems in Afghanistan. He advocates an immediate appraisal of what’s gone wrong, saying Afghanistan’s future is in the hands of the younger generation. DW: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, thank you for being here at the DW headquarters in Bonn. After more than 16 years of US and NATO forces ...

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Germany investing 6.4 billion AFN for Afghanistan


The Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) says the government of Germany is investing 6.4 billion Afghanis for Afghanistan. According to a statement by the organization “Today, the Afghan government and the German KfW Development Bank signed a financial agreement: Germany provides AFN 6.44 billion funds to the Afghan state.” The statement further added that the budget will be allocated ...

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8 killed, 15 injured in Jalalabad suicide bombing


JALALABAD: Eight people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday, local officials said. The blast happened at around 3:00pm in Campono area in the limits of the first municipality district in front of former Afghan Local Police Commander Shaikh Akram’s house. Attaullah Khgyani, the governor’s spokesman, said ...

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