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Gen. Miller says talks with Taliban key to end war

AT-KABUL: To end the longest war, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan said that Taliban are absolutely key part to the endgame in the war.   There is no endgame in Afghanistan providing a safe haven for terrorists, the commander insisted Speaking to an ABC News team, …

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Women’s media activity at low ebb in Faryab

KABUL: Women journalists are rarely seen in the media outlets in northern province of Faryab, fragile security situation and lack of support for them are called as main elements. There are only three women working with the media in Faryab, according to provincial journalists’ association. Sharifa Ahadi, one of the …

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AGO addresses 2,700 cases of violence against women

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Attorney General Office has addressed 2,701 cases of violence against women this year and perpetrators of violence were not included in presidential pardon decrees. “These cases of violence against women had been addressed since December 2018, most of which received logical conclusion,” said AGO spokesman Jamshid Rasouli. He …

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Trump says Afghan peace talks are ‘going well’

KABUL: Days after peace negotiators of the Taliban and the United States touted progress in Qatar talks, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that talks in Afghanistan ‘are going well’. “Afghanistan talks are proceeding well,” Trump wrote on Twitter. He did not address any possible peace accord with the …

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Pakistani terror network ‘busted’

KABUL: Afghanistan’s secret service – NDS – has “busted” a Pakistani terrorist network involved in a conspiracy to stage insurgent attacks in southern province of Nimroz. Intelligence agents staged a pre-emptive raid in Zaranj city, capital of Nimroz province, killing a terrorist and arresting three terrorists hailing from Pakistan, said …

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Editorial; Doha talks follow up

Instead of going ahead with the thin but too important patch up made between the United States Special Representative Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar led Taliban team in Doha, Qatar, Pakistan made a disappointing act by halting visa services in its Mazar-i-Sharif consulate general. Kabul based Pakistan …

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Davos Conference to point at Afghan leaders’ less work

AT-KABUL: The general manager of the chamber of commerce and industries for the regional economic cooperation organization in Afghanistan calls on the leaders of the Afghan government to consider the figures presented at the at the annual conference in economic growth and development in order to be able to take …

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Security bodies accused of neglect over Wardak attack

AT-KABUL: Political analysts accuse the security and reconnaissance entities of neglect in Monday’s attack on an intelligence training center in Wardak province. They say security organs should be prepared for foiling such attacks, adding that the repeated attacks show that security bodies neglect. The interior ministry says it was investigating …

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