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India, Russia to hold talks on Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: India, seen as a key player in peace-making in Afghanistan, is ramping up diplomatic efforts with Russia, with its External Affairs Minister heading to Moscow to discuss the current situation in the war-torn country. Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is, however, taking a detour in Iran where …

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Iran hosts Taliban, Afghan officials as US exits

AT News KABUL: In the midst of a security vacuum being left by the United States in Afghanistan, Iran is hosting senior Taliban negotiators and Afghan officials, a Taliban spokesman said on Wednesday – the latest in a string of Tehran’s attempts to facilitate peace negotiations between the feuding factions …

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Battle rages as Taliban storm provincial town

AT News KABUL: Taliban fighters attacked the Qala-e-Naw city the provincial capital of the least-developed province of Badghis in the northwest on Wednesday. There were conflicting statements from local officials. Provincial Governor Hesamuddin Shams on Wednesday before noon admitted that Taliban have all six districts and the battle was going …

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Chaos in Afghanistan raises stakes for Russia

AT News KABUL: As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, Russia is becoming exponentially troubled by worsening security situation in the country and is trying to step in to shore up sagging defences of its allies bordering Afghanistan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday expressed Kremlin’s extreme worries about …

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Swedish Committee stops activities in volatile districts

AT News KABUL: The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has announced to stop activities in a number of districts as the conflicts are spreading with Taliban insurgents advancing more on the ground. “Insecurity in a number of districts has caused our activities stop temporarily. This temporary work stop is for the …

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Police nab Taliban recruiter in Kabul

AT News KABUL: The recruitment in-charge of the Taliban was arrested in a pre-plan operation carried out by the police Special Forces in Kabul, officials said on Wednesday. Police Special Forces conducted the operation in the outskirts of Mussahi district of Kabul on Tuesday night, the ministry of interior said …

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Afghanistan records 1,556 new virus cases, 55 deaths

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan recoded 1,556 confirmed cased of the pandemic Covid-19 with 55 deaths within the past 24 hours, health ministry said on Tuesday. The new cases were recorded out of 4,245 samples across the country. In this period, 932 patients were recovered. The total number of the confirmed …

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