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US, Pakistan discuss Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed over the phone with his Pakistani counterpart the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan to end the conflict as the country enters a critical phase in peace talks. In reading out Pompeo’s call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, State …

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Plane crash leaves at least 18 dead in India

AT Monitoring Desk At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a passenger jet skidded off a hilltop runway after landing in heavy rain in the southern city of Kozhikode in Kerala. Several Afghan officials expressed their condolences and sadness to the victim of the …

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Kabul, Tehran sign MoU on goods transit

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Managing Director of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Department General Behrouz Aqayee said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked with Afghanistan’s private sector on transit via Chabahar port, FNA has reported. Aqayee made the remarks on Wednesday and noted, “An MoU …

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Pompeo, Taliban negotiators discuss peace process

AT News KABUL: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had held a video meeting with Taliban negotiators lead by Mullah Baradar the group’s deputy leader and head of Qatar Political Office, in which they discussed the start of the Intra-Afghan negotiations. Taliban Qatar Office Spokesman, Suhail Shaheen said the …

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Afghanistan, a state victim of proxy war

Mujeeb R. Awrang KABUL: The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had engaged in telephonic conversations with Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan – the country which is blamed for giving safe havens to the militants that killing and maiming the Afghans. The details of …

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Afghans want rail, road links with Pakistan: China

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan leaders and members of society are “very keen” on motorway and rail links with Pakistan, Yao Jing, Chinese ambassador in Islamabad said. Mr. Jing, who has also served as China’s ambassador to Afghanistan, believed a railway line between the Gwadar port and Kandahar would be a …

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