Afghanistan

US aware of Afghan Taliban’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta: Gen John Nicholson

Gen John W. Nicholson, the top United States commander in Afghanistan, claimed on Saturday that the US was aware of Afghan Taliban leadership’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta, adding that the military would continue to put pressure on Taliban sanctuaries inside and outside Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with Tolo News, the top commander discussed US President Donald Trump’s recent speech in ...

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Mosque attack carried out by foreign hands: Karzai

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack against the people in Imam Zaman grand mosque, saying the attack was carried out by the foreign hands. “The enemies of peace and stability in Afghanistan want to reach their ominous goals by carrying out such attacks, but they should know that the people of Afghanistan are united against the ...

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Bajwa stresses coordinated, trust based response against terrorism

KABUL: Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Javed Qamar Bajwa says Afghanistan is a brotherly country and terrorist are common enemy of the two countries, reads a statement from the army Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR). Bajwa expressed the view during a meeting with nine member Afghan media delegation which visited the army chief at Rawalpindi. According to the statement Bajwa stressed over trust based coordinated response ...

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Surrendered Taliban leader speaks of foreign intelligence role in Afghan violence

KABUL: A Taliban leader who has just joined the peace process with his fighters in eastern Nangarhar province has unveiled the role of the foreign intelligence in the ongoing violence in the country. The Taliban leader, Amir Khan famous as Zangal Pacha, joined peace process together with his six fighters. He said the foreign intelligence agencies were motivating them to ...

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Ex-Afghan intelligence chief welcomes new US strategy and approach towards Pakistan

KABUL: The former chief of the Afghan intelligence, national directorate of security, Rahmatullah Nabil welcomed the new strategy and approach by the United States towards Pakistan as part of its strategy for South Asia. “We support the new US strategy that committs to support the AFG people, continue to support ANDSF and speaking loud and clear about Pakistan’ss deceiving strategy ...

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UN envoy stresses regional cooperation to end Afghan conflict

KABUL: The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, during a meeting with Pakistani officials stressed over regional cooperation to seek political solution to conflict in Afghanistan, a media report said on Friday. Tadamichi today held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad as part of a two-day visit to the Pakistan capital. Mr. Yamamoto, who also heads the UN’s ...

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Taliban cannot win militarily, time to join reconciliation: Gen. Nicholson

Pakistan must take decisive action against militant groups, based in its soil: U.S. Ambassador KABUL: Days after the US announced a new Afghan strategy, the top US and NATO commander in the country warned the Taliban cannot win on the battle field and it is time for them to join the peace and reconciliation process, instead of continuing to kill more ...

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OIC should help end Afghan conflict: Rassoul

KABUL: A splinter Taliban group on Thursday rejected America’s new strategy for Afghanistan and asked Islamic countries to play their role in ending the conflict. Two days back, President Donald Trump announced his new policy toward South Asia, promising continued support to Afghan forces and a continued US military presence in Afghanistan. However, the Taliban’s splinter group, lead by Mullah Rassoul, scorned Trump’s new strategy and ...

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Ambassador Llorens vows steps against the supporters of Taliban group

KABUL: The Special Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul Ambassador Hugo Llorens has said the United States will take steps against the supporters of the Taliban group. In a statement released after the announcement of the US strategy for South Asia, Ambassador Llorens said “At the core of this commitment, we will continue to support Afghan forces in ...

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Book on Hamid Karzai foreign trips hits newsstands

KABUL: A book titled ‘Starai Mazal’ (Tiresome Journey), dealing with former president Hamid Karzai’s foreign trips, has hit the newsstands in Kabul. Published by the Acsose Publication Centre, the 183-page book has been written by senior journalist Hakeem Basharat, who is associated with the country’s largest news agency Pajhwok Afghan News. Basharat remained close to the former president and traveled ...

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