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Doha talks aimed at ceasefire, lasting peace; Ghani

AT News KABUL: President Ghani’s office said that the government sent a negotiating delegation to Qatar with the aim of ensuring a lasting peace and cease fire. Sediq Sediqqi, Ghani’s spokesman, said Monday that the delegation from the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated in talks with Taliban only to provide …

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At least 160,000 killed during Afghanistan war

AT News KABUL: An American research center claims that about 160,000 Afghans have been killed since the US-led international troops invaded Afghanistan by the name of war on terror. The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, said Monday in a report that 157,000 civilians have been killed in the …

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Watchdog concerned over Taliban child soldier recruitments

AT News KABUL: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has expressed its deep concern over the existing of children fighters among the conflict sides in northern Badakhshan province. Head of Badakhshan Human Rights Commission, Arifa Naveed said that their investigation in Baharak, Jarom,Yardoj, Yamgan and several other districts had shown …

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Khalilzad in Pakistan amid Doha talks

AT News KABUL: The US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad has landed in Pakistan on Monday after the inauguration of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha in search of a new formula to end the longest war in Afghanistan. Based on reports, he will be meeting top Pakistani political and …

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Kabul, Beijing seek to deepen bilateral ties

AT News KABUL: The Acting Defense Minister, Asadullah Khalid has met with Chinese envoy to Afghanistan, Wang Yu, and both sides discussed important mutual issues. During the meeting, they discussed security issues, border cooperation and bilateral issues, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday. Gen. Khalid appreciated the …

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