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Esper Pledges U.S. Support to Armed Forces

AT News KABUL: Just as a historic peace agreement was being signed in Qatar on Saturday to end American’s longest-fought war, the United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg renewed their commitment to Afghanistan. During a ceremony of a joint declaration with President Ghani, …

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U.S., Taliban Sign Deal to End Afghan War

AT News KABUL: After a week-long reduction in violence that resulted from painstaking negotiations, the US and Taliban signed a historic agreement Saturday in Qatar, which would herald a drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan and long-awaited negotiation between the rebel group and Kabul government. The peace agreement includes a …

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Ghani’s inauguration ceremony postponed

AT News KABUL: The Presidential Palace on Wednesday has confirmed that ceremony to swear in Ashraf Ghani as president scheduled for Thursday, has been delayed—giving an opportunity for the Afghan leaders to form a comprehensive government to end the controversial post-election crisis. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has …

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Stoltenberg Urges Afghan Leaders to Avoid Tensions

AT News KABUL: Amidst crisis ignited over controversial September presidential election, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a statement said any concerns about the electoral process should be addressed according to constitutional and legal procedures.        “I note the final results of last September’s presidential election announced by the Independent …

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China welcomes US-Taliban peace deal

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Welcoming the US-Taliban peace deal likely to be signed later this month, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday said China believed that the treaty would pave way for a smooth and orderly withdrawal of foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan and prevent terrorist organizations from taking …

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Trump may seek India’s role in Afghan peace

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: US President Donald Trump is all set to prod India into supporting the peace process in Afghanistan, an administration official says. Trump will arrive in India on Monday for a two-day visit for talks with host leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a variety …

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Pakistan vows to support intra-Afghan talks

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Pakistan plans constituting a delegation next month to promote an intra-Afghan peace process, claiming it has helped the US and Taliban reach the agreement on reduction of violence. “We have decided when and how those talks will take place. Pakistan has played its role in the …

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‘Time for Afghan Leaders To Unite For Peace’

AT News KABUL: A weeklong reduction in violence has begun in Afghanistan with no major attacks from both sides so far – Afghan security forces are in standby and along with the Foreign Forces will carry attacks against the Taliban fighters in case of violation. US forces has halted operations …

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