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Iran warns against emergence of Daesh, offshoots in Afghanistan

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] New York, June 22, IRNA – Iran’s Ambassador and Charge d’Affaires to the United Nations, Gholamhossein Dehghani on Tuesday warned against appearance of different terrorist groups derived from Daesh in Afghanistan noting that turning a blind eye towards the issue would lead to deterioration of the situation in …

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Pak-Afghan relations after Torkham

[/tie_full_img] Nasim Zehra [/tie_full_img] The crisis at the Torkham border, which tragically turned bloody, has now settled down. More importantly, a comprehensive, though little known, attempt at constructing a bilateral architecture of engagement involving Pakistani and Afghan stakeholders from the security sector is back on track. Wiser by the crisis …

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Afghan MPs confirm new defence minister, intelligence chief

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] KABUL – Afghan lawmakers on Monday approved President Ashraf Ghani’s nominees for defence minister and intelligence director, two crucial posts that sat vacant for months as the country struggles to rein in an ascendant insurgency. The confirmations came as attacks left at least 23 people dead across Afghanistan …

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Taliban suicide blast kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in a blast targeting their Kabul minibus, officials said, the first claimed attack in the capital since Washington expanded the US military’s authority to strike the insurgents. The attack, which police said was carried out by a suicide …

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Afghanistan declines invite to send its NSA, FM to Pakistan

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] KHYBER AGENCY / ISLAMABAD: Kabul has apparently refused to send to Islamabad its national security adviser and foreign minister, invited for discussion in the wake of the recent clashes between the security forces of the two neighbouring countries after Pakistan started building a gate at Torkham border as …

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Taliban use ‘honey trap’ boys to kill Afghan police

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] TARIN KOT: The Taliban are using young boys as sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the pervasive practice of “bacha bazi” — paedophilic boy play — to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults said. Even as ISIS …

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Pakistan can’t tolerate increasing India-Afghan friendly ties: Karzai

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] KABUL – Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said Pakistan does not want good relations between India and Afghanistan and wants “no bilateral trade and no access to Central Asia for India” which is unacceptable for Afghanistan. In an interview with BBC Urdu Thursday, Karzai claimed that India is …

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Afghan envoy holds talks at GHQ

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Afghanistan yesterday agreed to consider peace after the US intervention, official sources said, as unprovoked firing from across Afghan border continued on Wednesday while Islamabad again summoned Afghan envoy to register its protest. Officials in Foreign Office said Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal telephoned …

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US urges calm resolution to tension at Torkham border

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] WASHINGTON  – US State Department on Wednesday has urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to reduce tension at the Torkham border. During a press briefing in Washington, State Department spokesman John Kirby said that they are watching the tensions at Torkham border very closely and are in touch with officials …

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