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Secretary General wraps-up visit to Afghanistan, stresses NATO’s enduring support

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg concluded a two-day visit to Afghanistan on Thursday (28 September 2017), following a visit to NATO’s headquarters for southern Afghanistan. The Secretary General received operational briefings from senior military leaders at NATO’s Train Advise and Assist Command in Kandahar, and addressed troops from Allied and …

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‘Terrorism affecting Afghanistan is product of Pakistan’s policy,’ says Afghan foreign minister at UN Security Council

Afghanistan today didn’t mince words in declaring at the UN that terror in Afghanistan is the “product of (a) long-standing policy” of Pakistan. Afghanistan also said that that terror’s “roots are located in terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens outside” its borders. With its unequivocal declarations, Afghanistan today joined US President …

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U.S. may sanction Pakistani officials with ties to terrorists, Trump official says

By LOUIS NELSON-President Donald Trump’s new, get-tough approach with Pakistan’s government could potentially include sanctioning Pakistani government officials with ties to terrorist organizations, a senior administration official said Tuesday morning, part of an overall regional strategy that he said has put Pakistan “on notice” that “business as usual as it has …

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Russia opposes privatization of Afghan war

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Zamir Kabulov, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation to Afghanistan alleged the “American campaign” has failed in “this Central Asian” country. Izvestia, a Russian daily newspaper wrote that Moscow considers the US campaign in Afghanistan to be a failure. Therefore, as Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s …

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