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Taliban keeping links with al-Qaeda despite deal with US: UN report

Al-Qaida said to quietly gain ‘strength in Afghanistan while continuing to operate’ under Taliban protection The Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan appear to have maintained their links with the al-Qaeda terror group, citing a United Nations report published Monday warns. The report, dated April 30, was produced by the Analytical Support …

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Iran stands by Afghan government, people in boosting peace, security: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic’s policy is to expand fraternal and friendly relations with all neighbors, including Afghanistan, expressing support for the promotion of peace, stability and security in the war-ravaged country. Iran always stands by the Afghan government and nation in the promotion of peace, stability …

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Afghan government frees 900 Taliban prisoners, urges extension of truce

The Afghan government has released 900 Taliban militants from prison on the third and final day of a nationwide ceasefire, urging the militant group to extend the truce. “For better management of the prisoner issue, it is important to extend the ceasefire,” Afghan National Security Council spokesman Javid Faisal told …

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Afghans mark the International Quds Day

Amin Alemi Afghans encounter too many difficulties in their life. Rising insecurity, unemployment, instability and war have been pressing these people for the last 4 decades. But all these difficulties have failed to prompt Afghans to forget about the importance of the International Quds Day. Many independent bodies such as …

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Gunmen kill 8, injure 12 worshippers in Afghanistan mosque

Kabul: Gunmen have opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan, killing at least eight worshippers and wounding 12 others, officials said.Parwan province’s police chief Haroon Mubarez said on Tuesday the gunmen stormed the mosque when worshippers were offering evening prayers after breaking their Ramadan fast, Aljazeera reported.It was unclear …

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Iran, Pakistan, China, Russia support national reconciliation in Afghanistan

Senior diplomats from Iran, Pakistan, China and Russia have thrown their weight behind a power-sharing deal in Afghanistan signed between leaders of the country’s two main political factions, expressing hope that the important step would speed up intra-Afghan talks. Special representatives of Iran, Pakistan, China and Russia for Afghanistan affairs …

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Bloodshed in Afghanistan: Bombing leaves multiple casualties

A bombing attack has left at least seven people dead and over 40 others injured in eastern Afghanistan, just hours after the government took a step towards national reconciliation with President Ashraf Ghani entering a power-sharing agreement with his long-time rival Abdullah Abdullah. Local media said on Monday that explosives …

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