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Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat after soldiers killed

AT News Report KABUL: Pakistan summoned Afghanistan’s Charge d’ Affaires in Islamabad on Saturday to protest against killing of three Pakistani soldiers, while one more seriously injured near Durand Line. “A strong demarche was made over the latest incident of firing on a Pakistan military contingent engaged in completion of …

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Stoltenberg assures Ghani of NATO’s full support

AT News Report KABUL: In a telephonic conversation with President, Ashraf Ghani, NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg has reiterated alliance’s support to Afghanistan, saying that NATO would train, fund and help Kabul to create a proper condition for peace. “Good to speak with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan. NATO Allies and partners remain fully committed …

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US congressional panel to question Khalilzad on Taliban talks

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A U.S. Congressional committee has issued a subpoena to question President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, next week after peace talks with the Taliban abruptly ended. Representative Eliot Engel (Democrat-New York), the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, said …

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Afghan govt., people should be part of peace bid: India

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Days after US President Donald Trump called off negotiations with the Taliban group, India said that any peace process should have full consent of the Afghan government and the people.   Addressing a weekly briefing, Raveesh Kumar, a spokesman for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, said India …

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Trump declares Afghan peace talks with Taliban ‘Dead’

WASHINGTON: President Trump declared on Monday that peace talks with the Taliban were “dead,” but signaled that he would still withdraw United States troops from America’s longest war, following the collapse this weekend of a monthslong effort to ease violence in Afghanistan. Expressing impatience with the continued burden of keeping …

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Miller says US, NATO committed to peace in Afghanistan

AT News Report KABUL: US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller has visited southern Kandahar province, in which he said that he had a good meeting with provincial leadership on their continued commitment to the Afghan security forces. NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Kay was …

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