Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict

KABUL: The Taliban held talks with US officials in Qatar on ending the Afghan conflict last week, the militants confirmed, but said no agreement was reached on “any issue”. The statement comes a day after US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad expressed hopes in Kabul that a peace deal could be struck ...

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Pakistan, Uzbekistan to work for Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan vowed to work jointly for regional peace, especially in Afghanistan. Speaking at a joint news conference here after a meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov said both the countries shared views on Afghanistan. They expressed the resolve to further enhance ...

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Pakistan ‘releases’ top leader of Afghan Taliban

KABUL: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a key member of the Afghan Taliban, has been released by Pakistan, apparently facilitating the peace talks between the militant group, Afghan government, and the United States. The release of Mullah Baradar, who is one of the founding members of the Afghan Taliban movement started in 1994, was confirmed by the militant group ...

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Zazai smashes six sixes in an over in APL clash

DUBAI: Afghan 20-year-old Hazratullah Zazai joined a select group of cricketers on Sunday by smashing six sixes in an over in a domestic tournament. Opening the batting for Kabul Zwanan against Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League Twenty20 tournament, Zazai tore into left-arm spinner Abdullah Mazari in the fourth ...

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Afghanistan signs major mining deals in development push

KABUL: Afghan officials have signed contracts for two major mining projects in northern Afghanistan, pushing ahead with plans to develop the country’s mineral reserves but drawing criticism over the involvement of a former minister in the project. The deals were signed in Washington on Friday with mining and investment group ...

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Afghan government rejects proposals to privatise war

  KABUL: Afghan officials have reacted angrily to speculation that foreign military contractors could take over training and advising the Afghan armed forces, following a renewed push by the founder of private military contractor Blackwater. Erik Prince, whose company came to prominence during the war in Iraq, has been lobbying ...

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Mike Pompeo urges Afghan Taliban to seize opportunity for dialogue

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following up on their September 5 discussions in Islamabad on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. Welcoming the Foreign Minister, Secretary Pompeo said the United States looked forward to working with ...

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Afghanistan, India tie Asia Cup thrilling match

DUBAI: Afghanistan pulled off a sensational tie off the penultimate ball against India in the Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Mohammad Shahzad’s 124 lifted Afghanistan to 252-8 in 50 overs while India were all out in 49.5 overs with the scores level. Title ...

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