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Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Bill in US Congress seeks end to Afghan war

NEW YORK: Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would end the nearly two-decade-long Afghanistan War. The 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble Service Act would have the United States declare victory in Afghanistan and set a 45-day deadline for a plan ...

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Flash floods in southern Afghanistan kill at least 20

KANDAHAR: At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan´s Kandahar province, the UN said, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said widespread flooding inundated Kandahar city and surrounding ...

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Naib stars as Afghanistan down Ireland in 1st ODI

DEHRADUN: Gulbadin Naib starred with both bat and ball as Afghanistan outplayed Ireland by five wickets in the first one-day international. Naib took two wickets to help dismiss Ireland for 161 and then struck a crucial 46 as Afghanistan achieved their target in 41.5 overs in the north Indian city ...

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Acting Pentagon chief arrives in Afghanistan

KABUL: Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit Monday as the United States seeks to support the Kabul government while negotiating peace with the Taliban. Shanahan will meet President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was not part of major talks between US and Taliban officials last ...

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World Bank offers Afghanistan $235 million

KABUL: The World Bank provided a grant of 235 million US dollars to Afghan government to support its efforts for development and stimulating growth in the country, Afghan Ministry of Finance reported on its website. Acting Minister of Finance Humayon Qayoumi and World Bank country director for Afghanistan Shubham Chaudhuri ...

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Fresh sparks between bitter neighbours

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a new confrontation on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a controversial statement on Pakistan’s internal matters. In response, Pakistan urged Afghanistan’s leadership to pay attention to the issues of their own country rather than making statements against others. Rejecting the controversial tweet ...

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Two Afghan journalists killed in attack on radio station

KABUL: Two journalists were shot and killed when gunmen stormed their radio station in northeast Afghanistan, officials said, underscoring the dangers faced by reporters in the war-torn country. The pair, both men in their 20s, were gunned down inside the studios of Radio Hamsada, a private broadcaster based in Taloqan, ...

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Russia ‘closely cooperating’ with Pakistan in fight against terrorism

MOSCOW on Friday reiterated that it is “closely cooperating” with Islamabad in the fight against terrorism and negotiating a political settlement in Afghanistan, reported Radio Pakistan. Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Maria Zhakharova made the comments during a weekly briefing and added that both countries share common concerns regarding the momentum ...

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Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid to put pressure on the militant group amid talks with the US, the media reported. Hafez Mohibullah, who served as Religious Affairs Minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan until 2001, was held in Peshawar, the BBC ...

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UNGA president Maria Fernanda commends Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan

UN/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan were commended by United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés. Garcés held a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the foreign ministry on Friday. This is her first visit to any Asian country after assuming charge. “I ...

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