Karzai says Trump’s new strategy is against Afghans’ will


KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai in reaction to the US new strategy announced by President Donald Trump, said the strategy was against peace as the Afghans’ main will. Trump in a televised speech early Tuesday, spoke about sending more troops to the war-ravaged country, but did not detailed on the exact extra number. “We strongly condemn this position of the ...

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Afghan envoy to Washington Hamdullah Mohib thanks Trump for tougher approach on Pakistan


Afghan envoy to Washington Hamdullah Mohib on Monday thanked the US President Donald Trump for his tougher approach towards Pakistan, harboring terrorist outfits against its neighbors and USA. “We welcome this decision, which is the result of intense deliberations and takes into account both countries’ needs and considerations. This is the first time a focus has been put on what ...

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We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organisations, says Donald Trump


President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan on Monday, backtracking from his promise to swiftly end America’s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos”. In his first formal address to the nation as commander-in-chief, Trump discarded his previous criticism of the 16-year-old war as a ...

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Drop weapons or face destruction, Ghani tells rebels

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KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday asked the insurgents to either put down their weapons or Afghan commando forces would make them surrender. The president was addressing a gathering here, in which the commando forces division was elevated to corps and Gen. Bismillah Waziri was appointed commander of the corps. Addressing the commando forces, the president said: “You are the ...

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Construction of Afghanistan’s largest embassy kicks off in Islamabad


The construction work of the largest embassy compound of Afghanistan kicked off in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said the construction for the new embassy compound was inaugurated during a special ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday on the eve of the 98thindependence day of Afghanistan. He said the new embassy compound will ...

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Trump confirms decisions made on Afghanistan in meeting with military leaders


The US President Donald Trump has confirmed that decisions have been made on Afghanistan during the meeting with the Generals and military leaders on Friday. “Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders. Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan,” Trump said in a Twitter post. No further details have been given regarding the decisions ...

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Aug 19 is day of revival of national pride: Ghani

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KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has called August 19 a day of reviving Afghanistan’s pride and glory, urging the Afghans to work for the development of their country. August 19 commemorates the signing of the 1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi, which granted Afghanistan full independence from Britain. The country was never part of the British Raj. A statement from the Presidential Palace said ...

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Taliban calls on US to withdraw forces as Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day


KABUL: The Taliban insurgents group in Afghanistan called on the United States to withdraw the coalition forces as Afghanistan celebrates the 98th anniversary of its independence day. The group in a statement warned of persistent war and violence with the presence of the foreign forces, claiming that the insurgency led by the group is closer to reclaim the control of the ...

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Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day


KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday placed a bouquet at the Freedom Monument in Kabul to mark 98th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence. A smartly turned-out Ministry of Defence guard played the national anthem as part of the short ceremony. Later on, Ghani returned to the Presidential Palace. August 19 commemorates the signing of the 1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi, which granted Afghanistan full ...

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Tillerson hails Afghans’ spirit of resilience, courage on eve of Independence Day


KABUL: The US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson greeted the Afghan nation on the eve of the 98th Independence Day of Afghanistan, hailing the resilience and courage of the Afghan people as he expressed optimisms regarding the better future of Afghanistan. “On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate the Afghan people ...

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