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Pakistan seeks direct Afghanistan Taliban talks

KABUL: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Islamabad wants the Taliban to concede to the Afghan government’s offer to talk in bid to negotiate a political settlement to the 17-year-old conflict. “We want them to sit together. It is for Afghans to sort out their problems and …

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Police releases another list of ‘wanted criminals’

KABUL: Amid a renewed crackdown against crime in Kabul city, the Interior Ministry has released another list of sixteen most wanted criminals. The list includes names of 16 people accused of such criminal offenses as land grabbing, bullying, violation of law, supporting illegal groups, rebellion and extortion. The ministry has …

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US diplomats in Herat, discuss peace, humanitarian assistance

AT-KABUL: A diplomatic delegation from the US Embassy led by Counselor for Peace and Reconciliation Alan Misenheimer visited Herat on Tuesday, where they held meetings with acting provincial governor Moheddin Noori and civil society leaders representing women, youth, academia, and media.  The visit supports Special Representative Zalamy Khalilzad’s efforts to end the conflict …

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Six feared dead in Paktika explosion

KABUL: At least six people – including two children – were killed following an explosion at a local market in Paktika which was mistakenly triggered, according to officials. The blast happened when an unexplodedordnance went off among a crowd of civilians at a local market in Janikhel district of Paktika …

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China calls for ‘responsible’ US withdrawal from Afghanistan

China has advised the United States against staging an abrupt troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and called for collective international efforts to help initiate a peace process between the South Asian nation’s warring parties. The remarks by a top Chinese diplomat Sunday in neighboring Pakistan come amid unconfirmed media reports suggesting …

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A gang of 4 kidnappers detained in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Intelligence operatives of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday detained a group of four kidnappers in Kabul, the capital city, and rescued a person from their captivity. In a statement, the NDS said the kidnappers had kidnapped a doctor from Khair Khana area. “The detained kidnappers demanded …

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Can’t sacrifice free speech in the name of peace, says Danish

KABUL: Peace is government’s priority, but under no circumstance can freedom of speech be sacrificed in the ongoing peace process, the Second Vice President Sarwar Danish said on Sunday. “If free speech becomes subdued, a dictatorship-like situation will arise, thereby isolating peace efforts,” he said. At a ceremony marking the …

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Poll panel yet to declare date for Presidential polls

KABUL: The Independent Election Commission says decision over announcement of the exact date of presidential election has not been finalized, though it was to announce it on Thursday. Mirza Mohammad Haqparast, a spokesman of the commission said Friday that consultations with political parties, electoral watchdogs, civil society, government and international …

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Afghanistan mourns 43 terror attack victims, as Abdullah blames Taliban

KabuL: The Afghan chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, blamed the Taliban extremist group for a terrorist attack in Kabul on Monday that killed 43 people and injured 10. If the responsibility is confirmed, it will suggest a major drawback to the strenuous intra-Afghan peace activities in the war-battered country. Three terrorists …

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