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Afghanistan calls for exemption from US sanctions against Iran

KABUL (Web Desk) Ahmadi made the remarks Monday in an exclusive interview with the Media The demand has been made regarding US military forces and its Western allies’ presence in Afghanistan and the level of political and economic relations with Iran.Before the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal also known …

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Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire, governor says

KABUL (Web Desk)  Taliban militants killed 30 members of the Afghan security forces in an ambush in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for,the Eid al-Fitr holiday.The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday. Provincial governor Abdul Qafoor Malikzai …

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Afghan Taliban tell fighters to stay at posts after attack during ceasefire

Kabul (Web Desk) The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters in Afghanistan to avoid gatherings of security forces and civilians, a day after a suicide bomber killed 25 people including members of the militant group celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire. Saturday’s attack on the outskirts of Jalalabad in the eastern province of …

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Taliban enter Afghan capital to mark Eid ceasefire, hugs and selfies elsewhere

KABUL (Web Desk) Dozens of unarmed Taliban militants entered the Afghan capital on Saturday to celebrate an unprecedented ceasefire marking the end of the Ramazan, police said, as elsewhere soldiers and militants exchanged hugs and selfies. The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, which began on Friday, …

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At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire

Kabul (Web Desk) A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. The blast in the town of Ghazi Aminullah Khan wounded …

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TTP chief targeted in Afghan drone strike: US

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) A US drone targeted and, apparently, killed the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah in the Afghan province of Kunar, media reports and US defence sources said on Thursday. The Voice of America radio reported that a US military official confirmed to its correspondents that a US …

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How Afghanistan’s urban gardens are changing women’s lives

JALALABAD (Web Desk) It may look like they’re just planting and weeding, but for the women tending the public gardens of Jalalabad, the tasks represent far more: the rare chance to work outside the home in one of Afghanistan’s most conservative and unstable provinces.A hood and scarf partially hiding their …

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Afghan Taliban chief calls for direct talks with US

KABUL (Web Desk) Taliban leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada has called for direct talks with the United States, stating that occupying forces should leave Afghanistan if they want peace in the country.In an Eid message Akhundzada said, the US forces and “other occupying forces” should leave the country so that an …

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UN chief welcomes Afghan-owned peace process

New York (Web Desk)  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the announcement of a three-day partial ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday. This follows the recent announcement by the Afghan Government that it would begin a seven-day ceasefire on 12 June, the 27th day of Ramadan, and run to Eid …

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