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Afghans are victims of terrorism resurgence: India

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Prosperity is impossible without peace in the region and the greatest contemporary threat to peace is terrorism, a top Indian diplomat said on Tuesday. Addressing the Tashkent Conference, MJ Akbar said: “Our Afghan brothers and sisters are being denied both rights and opportunity by fear and violence. …

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Pakistan deploys soldiers close to Durand Line

AT-KABUL: Pakistan has deployed its military forces near the Durand border line, according to sources. The US military had established outposts along the Durand border line in 2001, and handed them over to Pakistani troops after they withdrew. The parliament accuses the government of negligence, saying that Pakistan has been …

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Washington backs Afghan-owned peace talks

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: With putting weight behind Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process, the Trump administration doesn’t see the Taliban insurgents to be ready for peace talks. US directly ruled out direct negotiations with the Taliban insurgents, something sought by the extremist group in an open letter to the …

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Black Water seeking Afghan mines’ security pact

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The controversial private security tycoon, Erik Prince—founder of Black Water firm, has emphasized on getting security responsibility of mineral mines in Afghanistan, it has been reported. According to sources, Erik Prince in his presentation to the foreign ministry of the United States, has stressed the security of …

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Pakistan broadly agreeing its Taliban-support to undercut Karzai’s govt

Musharraf admits to ISI cultivating terrorists, insists that it is the right strategy for Pakistan to counter the then Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai’s government In an interview with the Guardian, former Dictator of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has admitted that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) helped cultivate the Taliban to counter …

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Trump sought $5b in aid to Afghan security forces

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In his annual budget proposals, US President Donald Trump on Monday sought $5 billion for Afghan security forces and $630 million in civilian assistance to the war-torn country. The budget seeks to further the US goal of a stable South Asia by supporting the Afghan government and …

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UK increases number of elite force in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United Kingdom has announced increase in number of its elite force in Afghanistan to assist those already here under the Resolute Support Mission, a media report said on Sunday. According to reports the UK has taken a formal decision to deploy up to 50 additional commandos …

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Retirees condemn pension delays

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Kabir, 70, spends his days in Kabul’s finance ministry trying to access an entire year of pension payments that he is owed. The former officer at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said, “I worked for 40 years to protect the stability and security of my country …

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