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Putin greets Ghani on 98th Independence Day of Afghanistan

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KABUL: Russian president Vladimir Putin has sent his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani greetings on the occasion of the country’s 98th Independence Day, a statement from the Russian Embassy in Kabul said on Friday. Besides congratulating the Afghans on the occasion of their Independence Day celebrations, Putin hoped the war-weary nation would achieve peace and stability. The Russian president was quoted ...

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Russia opposes privatization of Afghan war

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KABUL: Zamir Kabulov, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation to Afghanistan alleged the “American campaign” has failed in “this Central Asian” country. Izvestia, a Russian daily newspaper wrote that Moscow considers the US campaign in Afghanistan to be a failure. Therefore, as Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan, told the paper, the US needs to withdraw its ...

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Moscow: Russia’s efforts may return peace, stability in Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai

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KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai met Russian foreign minister at the sidelines of the Moscow Conference on International Security held under the title of ‘counter-terrorism’, his office said. “Karzai met with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, discussing the situation of Afghanistan and the region,” Karzai’s office said in a statement. The former president appreciated Russian Federation for cooperating with Afghanistan, ...

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Russia reacts at alleged support to the Afghan Taliban

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KABUL: The Embassy of Russia in Kabul has reacted towards the remarks of the Afghan officials regarding the alleged support of Moscow to the Taliban group. According to a statement by the Russian Embassy, some senior Afghan officials are accusing Russia of supporting the Taliban group, emphasizing that such allegations are made without any proof or evidence. The growing frustrations ...

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Putin believes Syrian army has no chemical weapons

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The President of Russia regards the US airstrikes on Syria as an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of international law under a far-fetched pretext. The Syrian Army has no chemical weapons. The fact of the destruction of all Syrian chemical weapons’ stockpiles has been recorded and verified by the OPCW, a specialised UN body. Vladimir Putin believes that complete disregard for factual information about the use by terrorists of chemical weapons drastically aggravates the situation. This move by Washington [the US airstrike ...

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President Ghani reacts at Russia bombing saying combined efforts must to defeat terrorism

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KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in reaction to St Petersburg bombing in Russia has said combined efforts are must to defeat terrorism. Condemning the bombing in strongest terms, President Ghani said the Afghan nation can feel the pain of the incident more than anyone else since the Afghan people have long been suffering and are victims of terrorism. Calling terrorism ...

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Russia supports Taliban’s call for withdrawal of all foreign forces

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KABUL: Russia has endorsed the Taliban militants group’s call for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan, it has been reported. The endorsement was reportedly made by Russia’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov during an interview. “Of course it’s justified” for the Taliban to oppose the foreign military presence, Kabul was quoted as saying by Bloomberg. Kabulov further ...

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Moscow supports Afghanistan’s peace process

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KABUL: Russia has pledged to support the Afghan government police of durable peace and stability in the war-hit country, the National Security Council (NSC) said on Saturday. In a press release issued here, the NSC said that Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov reaffirmed the commitment at a meeting with National Security Advisor, Mohammad Haneef Atmar in Moscow. During the meeting, ...

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Kabul and Moscow to hold talks on counter-terrorism and bilateral ties

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KABUL: The Afghan and Russian officials are expected to hold talks on host of issues including counter-terrorism and improvement of bilateral ties between Kabul and Moscow. National Security Council spokesman Tawab Ghorzang said “Mohammad Haneef Atmar, National Security Adviser of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will leave Kabul for Moscow, the capital of Russian Federation for a 3 day official ...

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Russia says Snowden can stay till 2020

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MOSCOW: Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden’s Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Snowden’s residence permit has been extended “until 2020”, said ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. She had previously indicated on Facebook that Snowden’s permit had been extended by two years, using a phrase that can be ambiguous in Russian. Snowden’s ...

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