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Pak PM: Pakistan committed to bring peace in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday during speaking to the media in Qatar, said his country is committed to bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan. Qureshi said that the press conference of US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham shows that the relations between the two countries …

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“Pakistan has done nothing for Taliban talks”

KABUL: The government criticizes Pakistan for what it says “has done nothing practically” for direct negotiations with Taliban representatives, despite promises from the United States envoy “peace efforts ongoing to a right direction” and that Pakistan’s measures made hope. The chief executive office says that officials in Islamabad who met …

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US, Pakistan discuss Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United States (US) Senator Lindsey Graham met Sunday with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, where they exchanged views on matters related to bilateral and regional issues, especially peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, Pakistan Foreign Office said. Lindsey Graham is the chairman of the US Senate’s …

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Afghan-German detained over suspicions of spying for Iran

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: German authorities say they have detained a 50-year old Afghan-German dual national suspected of passing data to an Iranian intelligence agency. The suspect, identified only as 50-year-old Abdul Hamid S., worked as a “language expert and cultural adviser” for the German military, the federal prosecutor’s office said …

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US, India, NATO condemn Kabul bombing

AT-KABUL: The United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and India condemned Kabul bombing “in the strongest terms’ that killed 4 people, including an Indian national, and wounded 113 others almost all of them civilians. The blast as a result of truck-bombing jolted Kabul PD9 on Monday night, targeting …

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US demand for long-term military bases in Afghanistan sticking point in peace talks: Report

AT-Monitoring Desk-The US’ demand for maintaining long-term military bases in Afghanistan has emerged as a sticking point in talks with the Taliban to end the 17-year-long war in the country, according to a media report. The report came as the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, stepped up efforts to bring the Taliban …

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Regional summit discusses security, sustainable development

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  The first meeting of “India – Central Asia” Dialogue with participation of Afghanistan at the Ministerial level took place on Sunday in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in the meeting, where they reaffirmed the willingness for cooperation, mutual support, joint …

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India committed to economic reconstruction of Afghanistan, says Swaraj

India on Sunday said it was committed to the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan and to promote an inclusive “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled” peace and reconciliation process in the war-torn country. India’s position was enunciated by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at the historic India-Central Asia Dialogue here, with the participation …

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