US set to resume talks with Taliban in Qatar

AT News KABUL: The United States is scheduled to resume talks with the Taliban next week in Qatar to reflect on humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the country not becoming a launchpad for terrorism, US State Department Spokesman Ned Price has said. The US delegation will be led by the …

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China eyes Afghanistan’s lithium deposits

AT News KABUL: Chinese firms are visiting Afghanistan to inspect potential trillion-dollar lithium deposits, while others have made contacts about such projects. Global Times quoting several Chinese businessmen in Afghanistan said Chinese firms are marking a concrete initial step in potential cooperation in developing one of Afghanistan’s biggest mineral deposits. …

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India, China, Russia call for all-inclusive govt in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India, as a neighbour and long-standing partner, supports an inclusive and representative government in Afghanistan. At the 18th meeting of the Russia-India-China foreign ministers on Friday, Jaishankar raised concerns about the situation in Afghanistan. At the virtual summit, …

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Afghan economy could shrink 30% in winter, warns IMF

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan’s economy could shrink by 30 per cent or more in the coming months amid an economic and humanitarian crisis in the war-hit country, warned International Monetary Fund. Asia Times said in a report that Afghanistan’s financial condition is continuously moving towards a total economic collapse. Quoting …

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US ups the ante against Daesh in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The US State Department says it has designated three leaders of the Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan as global terrorists, amid Washington’s crackdown on the terrorist group. In a statement on Monday, the State Department said the three members of the Daesh group were classified under the Specially …

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Pakistan pledges $28m humanitarian aid to support Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Pakistan has announced over $28 million in food, medical and other humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in meeting with Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and top government officials on Monday ordered an immediate shipment of in-kind humanitarian assistance worth $28 million …

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Afghanistan on agenda of EU-Central Asia talks in Dushanbe

AT News KABUL: A high-level EU delegation held talks on Monday with foreign ministers from Central Asia to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, regional cooperation and human rights. During the talks in Dushanbe, Tajikistan capital, EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell and Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen asked Afghanistan’s neighbours …

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