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Moscow, Islamabad discuss Afghan peace

KABUL: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on his trip to Moscow, his last stop on a whirlwind four-nation tour, according to a media report. The ministers talked about the revival of peace process in Afghanistan. They also discussed …

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U.S. general says still no orders on troop pullout

KABUL: The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller has said that no official order regarding withdrawal of half of the U.S. troops has been received yet. In a trip to eastern Nangarhar province, Miller visited the Army’s Selab Military Corps and held …

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Riyadh vows continued effort for peace in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A top Saudi diplomat says the oil-rich kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have worked hard to achieve success at the just-concluded Afghan reconciliation talks. Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, claimed Riyadh and Abu Dhabi had been able to …

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Trump may pull 7,000 troops out of Afghanistan

KABUL: The U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to withdraw more than 7,000 of the 14,000 troops from Afghanistan in the coming months amid a fatiguing war, US media outlets reported. In a report published on December 20, the New York Times quotes a US official saying that President Trump’s …

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Iran says it enjoying safe border with Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-TEHRAN: Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee hailed his country’s safe and secure borderline with Afghanistan, saying prevalence of security in the region is indebted to his forces’ preparedness and cooperation of the Afghan border troops. Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee …

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Tehran calls for expanded media cooperation with Kabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Iranian Deputy Culture Minister Mohammad Soltanifar,in a meeting with some members of Afghanistan’s Joint Committee of Governmentand Media, underlined that Tehran and Kabul should expand bilateral mediacooperation, and called for efforts to prevent the two countries’ ties fromfalling into political games. He stressed the need for promoting …

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India nods educational MoU with Afghanistan

AT-The Union cabinet of India has given its nod to signagreements with Afghanistan in the field of education which will allow studentsfrom that country to use courses devised here. The MoU would facilitate students and faculty of educational institutions in Afghanistan to register and use the SWAYAM courses. SWAYAM is …

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