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Afghanistan says desirous of direct negotiations with Pakistan

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday said that Kabul is desirous of holding negotiations with Islamabad directly for regional security and peace efforts.He made the remarks at the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process 7th Ministerial Conference underway in Baku, Azerbaijan under the motto ‘Security and Economic Connectivity …

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UN steps up action against abuse of refugees, including in Libya

UN (Web Desk) The United Nations has begun actively addressing the abuse of refugees along Central Mediterranean routes from Africa to Europe, including the treatment of refugees as slaves in Libya.The chiefs of two UN agencies briefed the Security Council on Tuesday on specific work that had begun to address …

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Senior ISIS leaders killed in Nangarhar airstrikes

KABUL (Web Desk) At least fourteen militants affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group were killed in an airstrike conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.The provincial government media office issued a statement on Saturday afternoon and said the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Achin district.The statement further …

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ISIS beheads 15 of its own members in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) ISIS beheaded 15 of its own members due to infighting in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said, while a separate suicide attack on Thursday tore into a crowd in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, killing at least eight. The two incidents underline the insecurity and lawlessness across …

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Prosecutor seeks probe of rights abuses by US personnel in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor asked for authorisation on Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by United States (US) military and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan …

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Afghanistan, Turkey, ex-Soviet trio sign corridor agreement

ASHGABAT (Web Desk) A road and rail corridor connecting war-torn Afgha­nistan with Turkey and Europe was signed off by officials from five countries on Wednesday in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.The so-called Lapis Lazuli corridor agreement is the product of more than five years of talks involving Afghanistan and Turkey as well …

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TALIBAN ATTACK AFGHAN CHECKPOINTS, KILLING MORE THAN 20 POLICE

KANDAHAR (Web Desk) The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials said on Tuesday, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west in a growing insurgency.Government forces killed 45 insurgents and wounded 35 …

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US colluded with Daesh in Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai

KABUL (Web Desk) Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan, has accused United States of working with Daesh in his country.In an interview  onTV, Karzai said the US government had allowed Daesh to flourish inside Afghanistan.In my view under the full presence, surveillance, military, political, intelligence, Daesh [ISIL] has emerged,” he …

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