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Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Trilateral dialogue to help improve Pak-Afghan relations: Karzai

BEIJING: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said he believed the trilateral dialogue mechanism between China, Afghanistan and Pakistan will play an important role in easing the situation in Afghanistan, improving relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and promoting regional peace by controlling terrorism and extremism. Afghanistan sees China as having an ...

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Afghanistan gold mine collapse kills 30

KABUL: At least 30 people have been killed in the collapse of a gold mine in north-eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The collapse occurred in the Kohistan district of Badakhshan province. Villagers had reportedly dug a 60m (220ft) deep but makeshift shaft in a river bed to hunt for gold and ...

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Iran extradites 230 Afghan convicts to Kabul

Based on the agreement reached between Iran and Afghanistan, 230 Afghan convicts have been extradited to their country, Iran deputy minister of justice told the Islamic Republic, on Sunday. Two months ago, the ministers of justice of Afghanistan and Iran signed an extradition treaty in Tehran, said Mahmoud Abbasi. Seven ...

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India rebuffs Trump ‘Afghan library’ swipe

NEW DELHI: India rejected US President Donald Trump’s comments mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, saying that New Delhi has provided $3 billion in development assistance to the war-torn country. The US president took a swipe at what he claimed were Modi’s frequent comments on ...

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Trump expresses willingness to meet Pakistan’s new administration

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said that he wants a good relationship with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan. The US President underscored that his administration has initiated peace talks with the Taliban. He also announced that a meeting with the new leadership of ...

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Lanka, Bangladesh fail to directly qualify for T20 World Cup

LONDON: Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to feature in the group stage of 16-team tournament to be held in Australia in 2020, said an ICC statement issued. The International Cricket Council confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, based on the ...

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Pentagon opposes Trump’s troop withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defence has informed Congress that it wants to continue to apply direct and indirect military pressure on the Taliban, while supporting nascent efforts for peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The Pentagon’s strategy paper, submitted to Congress this week, clearly differs with President Donald Trump’s plan to ...

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