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U.N. to Taliban: ‘Stop the bloodshed, return to talks’

AT News KABUL: A top United Nations official on Wednesday urged the Taliban to stop the fighting and bloodshed and return to peace talks with Afghan government following a wave of assaults over past week which have led to the fall of several cities. “Failure to stop the escalating violence …

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Afghan diaspora hold protest against Pakistan ‘proxy war’ in Vienna

AT News KABUL: Tens of Afghans set demonstration in front of the United Nations agency in Austria’s capital of Vienna to protest what they called “Pakistan’s proxy war” and the country’s interference in Afghanistan. They called on the United Nations (UN) not to turn blind eye on the destructive actions …

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Hundreds of thousands at risk as violence escalates

Alarmed over escalations in Afghanistan, International Committee of Red Cross has called for cessation of hostilities and protection of civilians AT News KABUL: Hundreds of thousands of civilians are at risk as fighting intensifies in and around Kunduz, Lashkargah, Kandahar, and other Afghan cities and the International Committee of the …

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John Kirby: We know Pakistan-based terror havens caused war in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby says that the United States is aware of what is going on in the Afghan war, adding that those terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan caused the war in Afghanistan. “These terrorist centers are dangerous for Afghanistan, Pakistan itself as well as for the …

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Pakistan refuses to share details of Silsila’s kidnapping

AT News KABUL: The ministry of foreign affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) says Pakistani government has not shared necessary findings with the Afghan delegation over the abduction and torturing of Silsila Alikhel, the daughter of Afghan ambassador in Pakistan. The daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan was earlier abducted and …

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Afghan-Iran trade pause amid Taliban seizure of borders

AT News KABUL: Iran has completely halted trade and closed border with Afghanistan amid seizure of borders by the Taliban and fierce fighting between the Afghan security forces and militants in west and southwest of the country. Head of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce Hossein Salimi said the intensification of …

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Afghanistan allies to meet in Doha

AT News KABUL: A three-day meeting of representatives of Afghanistan partners in peace process begins on Tuesday in Doha, officials said on Monday. The State Ministry for Peace said that the three-day meeting of the Special Representatives of partner countries in Afghanistan peace will start in Doha on Tuesday. Najiya …

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Pakistan risks global isolation for supporting Taliban

AT News KABUL: A Pakistani senator warns that his country would suffer international sanctions and isolation due to supporting Taliban who have waged deadly attacks in different parts of Afghanistan. Senator Mustafa Nawaz, said Monday that Islamabad needs to bring changes in its foreign policy and cooperate with the Afghan …

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27 children killed in violence in past days, UN says

AT News KABUL: The UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) voiced concerns over rise in violence against children, saying that 27 children were killed and 130 others wounded within past 72 hours of violence nationwide. The UN agency said in a statement on Monday that called on the mediation component to …

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US condemns Taliban takeover of cities

AT News KABUL: The U.S. embassy has condemned the Taliban’s violent new offensive against Afghan cities in the wake of the militants’ seizure of several cities in recent days. The Taliban recently took control of several cities including Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province, Sheberghan, capital of Jawzjan on Saturday, …

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