Moscow, Islamabad to discuss Afghan peace process

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan and Russia will hold high-level talks in Moscow this week on a negotiated political settlement in Afghanistan, an Islamabad-based newspaper reported on Monday. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will pay a working visit to Moscow at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on February 20, according to Daily Times. Russian Foreign Ministry official Maria Zakharovawas quoted as saying: “We maintain ...

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Target is to bring back all refugees in 2 years: Ghani


KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has said the “unpredictable” victory in the Jihad against the former Soviet Union forces would remain a historic pride for the nation. The president, who addressed a gathering at the Presidential Palace in connection with the 29th anniversary of the Soviet forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, said the people of Afghanistan took the Jihad against Soviet forces to victory when nobody ...

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Afghanistan denies China is building military base in Badakhshan


KABUL: Afghanistan has refuted claims that China wants to establish a military base in the northeast province of Badakhshan in a bid to extend its presence in Afghanistan. “Such military cooperation by the foreign countries will not take place without the approval of the national security council and the president of Afghanistan,” presidential office said Saturday. It added that China ...

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Intl community to reiterate its commitment to Afghanistan at Kabul Process: US


WASHINGTON: The Kabul Process scheduled for February 28 will serve as a platform for the international community to support Afghan efforts to achieve security, peace and reconciliation, and economic development, the US said. “We look forward to that process because we see it as a way to reiterate the US commitment toward the Kabul process to bring together so many of our ...

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Afghan government to decide about Chinese military base: NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

KABUL: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged close regional cooperation to address ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. The secretary general expressed the view while addressing a press conference on Thursday after the NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. When asked about recent media reports about China plan to establish a military base in northeastern Afghanistan in order to control ...

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Pakistan killed 23, injured 48 Afghan civilians in 2017: UN


KABUL: Pakistani forces have killed 23 and injured 48 Afghan civilians as result of their cross border mortar attacks at least in four Afghan provinces near the so-called Durand Line in 2017, a violation that even “concerned” the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA), a new report revealed Thursday. “UNAMA is concerned at the significant increase in civilian casualties caused by ...

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Afghans in Brussels rally against Pakistan


KABUL: The Afghan people living in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, took out to the streets against Pakistan for it is support o the various terrorist group that caused recent terrorist in Kabul, in which large number of innocent people martyred and wounded. Hundreds of people rather martyred or wounded in the latest spate of high casualty attacks in Kabul, ...

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Karzai was right on pressurizing Islamabad: Zalmay Khalilzad

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KABUL: The former President, Hamid Karzai was right in his decision to further pressurize Pakistan and this was the core reason behind divergence with US administration, the former US envoy to Kabul, and Iraq said. Zalmay Khalilzad in an interview with Voice of America, said, “The former President Hamid Karzai, being a national leader, was right in his stand against ...

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Hundreds rally against Pakistan in Mazar-i-Sharif


MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Hundreds of people on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against Pakistan and termed Pashtuns living on both sides of the Durand Line as same Afghans. The protestors chanted “we want peace, all Pashtuns are Afghans, we are not terrorists”. They asked the international community to pay attention to the rights of people across the Durand Line and urged an end to the current ...

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I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan, says Afghan President


KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday announced his support to the peaceful anti-terrorism and anti-extremism movement in Pakistan. On his social media account, the president wrote: “The civic movement aimed to build united front against extremism is historic and based on the principles of Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan’s philosophy of non-violence.” I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan. The ...

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