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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan: A Growing Partnership

By M. Ashraf Haidari The past four decades have hardly been kind to the peace- and freedom-loving people of Afghanistan. But despite the many destructive conflicts imposed on the country, Afghans armed with a steel willpower have persevered to survive and thrive in what is an increasingly complex and dangerous …

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Is a peace deal in Afghanistan possible?

Ahmad Shah Katawazai After a month-long thaw starting from last September, the Afghan peace process has now started to gain some momentum. United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul yesterday to discuss the future of peace talks with the Taliban. On …

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Afghan youths mature enough today

By Mohammad Ihsan Panjshiri KABUL: Undoubtedly, the youths are considered as the keen and active part of a society, and are the most sensitive against any move or phenomenon that can bring any change in their circumstance. The youth wants to know about the secrets of the vital moves and …

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Upcoming presidential elections, and its anxiety

‌By Mohamad Mosa Ahmadzai The long-awaited Afghan presidential elections are slated to be held on 28 September 2019. The government has shown complete preparedness to conduct transparent, inclusive and comprehensive elections on the scheduled date but the peace talks between the United States and the Taliban representatives in Qatar spread …

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Taliban worried of rift among fighters: Analyst

AT News Report KABUL: A military and security analyst believes that Taliban militants have launched intensive attacks on some provincial capitals because they are afraid the peace deal with the United States causes their fighters to split. Ali Ahmad Jalali, lecturer at the American University of National Defense and former …

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