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China helping vulnerable Afghans

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) to help Afghan vulnerable refugees and Internal Displace Person (IDPs) based in Kabul. “Today we have signed the agreement to donate materials to needy refugees,” …

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Khalilzad to brief US Senate on Afghan peace efforts

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is appearing before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday for a closed hearing on the Afghan reconciliation process, said US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   It is expected that Khalilzad will brief the committee on his talks with Abdul …

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India wants a peaceful Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: India on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to a process that can help Afghanistan emerge as a united, peaceful, inclusive and economically vibrant nation. Any peace agreement in Afghanistan must guarantee gender equality and respect for human rights. The Indian minister of external affairs said Sushma Swaraj, …

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EU envoy, Mullah Baradar discuss Afghan peace process

AT Mentoring Desk KABUL: European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan Roland Kobia has met Taliban’s political office head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Qatar. Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office, said Roland Kobia and Baradar discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, talks with the US, prevention of civilian …

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US solider jailed for killing Afghan citizen freed

 AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Convicted of killing an Afghan citizen, a US soldier has been freed from a military correctional facility on Fort Leavenworth in northeastern Kansas As he was released after eight years in prison, US Army National Guard Sgt. Derrick Miller’s mother Renee Myers cried: “Ah, my baby.” …

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China says peace in Afghanistan possible

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: China Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Afghan people have never been so close to peace as today despite that uncertainties still exist in the war-torn country. Moreover, he called for an inclusive dialogue among the Afghans, according to ECNS report. “After years of war …

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