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‘No Covert Deal with Taliban’

Russian President’s envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, has said that he has been reassured by the U.S. side that there had been no covert deal between the United States and the Taliban. He said he had met with the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, at the threshold of the signing of the peace agreement. “Khalilzad had sworn [...]

Esper Pledges U.S. Support to Armed Forces

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, US Defense Secretary Esper said the United States had a “longstanding commitment” to [...]

Afghan conflict: Trump hails deal with Taliban to end 18-year war

President Trump says it is "time to bring our people back home" after the US signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan. Mr Trump said 5,000 US troops would leave Afghanistan by May and he would meet Taliban leaders in the near future, without specifying where. The US and Nato allies have agreed to withdraw [...]

UN concerned over Abdullah loyalist’s outlawed reshuffles

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is extremely concerned by the events that are ongoing to replace government officials. “Resorting to force or any other unlawful means at the very time that efforts are ongoing to realize a reduction in violence – with the expectation that it can lead to the start of an intra-Afghan negotiations on peace [...]

Politicians come together to discuss election crisis, peace

Powerful political leaders gathered Saturday to discuss what they called “electoral crisis and peace process”. The meeting was held at the residence of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e-Islami in which Hamid Karzai, Karim Khalili, Abdullah Abdullah, Mohammad Mohaqqeq, Salahoddin Rabbani, Anwarul Haq Ahadi and Batur Dostum attended and emphasized that some practical steps would be taken to save the country [...]

Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials ‘removed’ as death toll hits 1,000

China has "removed" several senior officials over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak - as the death toll passed 1,000. The party secretary for the Hubei Health Commission, and the head of the commission, were among those who lost their jobs. They are the most senior officials to be demoted so far. The deputy director of the local Red Cross [...]

Police make a dozen arrests as they tackle crime in Kabul

Police have carried out raids with suspected criminals in Kabul in a day of action that saw them make 11 arrests. According to officials, police have arrested 11 people in connection to plundering, robbery, carrying illegal weapons and disrupting of public order in 2nd, 3rd5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 15th and 17th PDs in Kabul, said a statement issued by Kabul [...]

“Peace talks agenda is complicated”

The Security and Stability Council of Afghanistan has urged a peace agenda which includes the views of government’s political opponents, people’ representatives and several other facets. Spokesman for the council, Masoud Tarashtwal said, “The conduct of peace talks in a dispersed platform is not in Afghanistan’s interests but it gives privilege to the enemies.” Tarashtwal has called on the Taliban [...]

We are one nation since ages: Arg to Biden

In reaction to the US Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden’s remarks about Afghanistan’s nation building, the Presidential Palace (ARG) said that Afghans have always been one nation and that history has witnessed it. Presidential Palace Spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi in a tweet said that Afghans have stand as a whole nation against the oppressors such as Soviet Union’s invasion and are currently [...]