Afghanistan

Afghanistan agrees with joint operations along the Durand Line monitored by US

KABUL: The Afghan government has said it agrees with the proposal for the joint operations with Pakistan along the Durand Line. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the operations will likely be conducted on both sides of the line and will be monitored by the US. President Ghani informed regarding Afghanistan’s consent regarding the proposal during a meeting ...

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‘Pakistan agrees to joint raids on both sides of Durand Line’

KABUL: A visiting US senate delegation on Tuesday said Pakistan had agreed to participating in joint military operations against militant groups on both sides of the Durand Line under the US watch. The delegation, members of the influential Senate Committee on Armed Services, arrived in Kabul on Tuesday from Pakistan where they held talks with senior civil and military officials. In Pakistan, the delegation ...

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Terror safe havens in Pakistan no longer acceptable: McCain

KABUL:  Senator John McCain on Tuesday said safe havens enjoyed by the Haqqani and other terrorist networks in Pakistan were unacceptable to the United States of America. John McCain, chairman of the influential Armed Services Committee of the US Senate, arrived in Kabul on Tuesday accompanied by other members of the committee. After meeting the Afghan leaders, John McCain told a news ...

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Defeat Terrorism – End Sanctuaries

Winning the Afghan people’s war against terrorism without wiping out sanctuaries outside Afghanistan is impossible. Afghanistan today is challenged by an upsurge in terrorist attacks. These recent criminal acts have heightened tension within our National Unity government, and our leadership’s continued resolve is essential. We must be united now to  face continuing evil external and internal threats. For 16 years ...

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High-level delegation of US senators arrives in Kabul

KABUL: A high-level delegation of US senators arrived in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, the Resolute Support (RS) Mission said. The NATO mission tweeted the delegation was comprised of the head and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. They will meet with US commanders. Led by John McCain, chairman of the committee, includes influential senators. Before visiting Kabul, they travelled to Pakistan, ...

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Afghan politician hits back at critics regarding his wife’s social media photos

KABUL: A prominent Afghan politician Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq has hit back at the critics after the photos of his wife on social media attracted criticisms by certain people despite several others welcomed the move. Mohaqiq started share the photos of his wife on his official Facebook long ago, a move which is considered as unprecedented by an influential Afghan political ...

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‘Nangarhar IDPs need more assistance’

KABUL: The Head of United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Afghanistan has emphasized on additional support to the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of Nangarhar as they are facing multiple problems. UNHCR’s country chief Fatema Abdullah made a visit to eastern Nangarhar province where she met with refugee and IDP families. According to the Nangarhar Press Club, the UNHCR head ...

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Taliban execute 13 Balkh youth in mass shooting

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Suspected Taliban militants killed more than a dozen youth in a mass shooting inside a mosque in Chamtal district of northern Balkh province on Saturday. The youth were said to be residents of Balkh district and had come to Chamtal. Provincial police spokesman Sher Jan Durrani confirmed the mass shooting in Chamtal district and said the victims were not police or local police. ...

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Taliban leadership is based in Pakistan, says Afghan president Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says the Afghan government is not asking Pakistan to bring peace in Afghanistan as the Afghan government wants reconciliation with the country, apparently pointing towards his earlier remarks regarding an undeclared war being waged in Afghanistan. Speaking  a gathering for the introduction of the new high peace council chief, President Ghani said the Afghan government ...

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Karzai accuses US of enabling Daesh presence in Afghanistan

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai raises serious questions over the role of Washington in curbing the presence of Daesh in his homeland. ISTANBUL, Turkey — Over the past few years, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has often lashed out at the US government in the news. He says the US has made mistakes in his country, and he’s struck back ...

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