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Peace key to economic prosperity, investment: Abdullah

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Oct 19, 2020 - 18:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): High Council for National Reconciliation (HNRC) chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said that peace in Afghanistan would pave the way for greater economic activities and would attract investment. At the head of a high level...
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Pakistan vows to strengthen fraternal relations with Afghanistan

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Oct 19, 2020 - 18:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to further strength the close fraternal relations between the two countries, according to a statement on Monday. He said this during a meeting with...
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President urged to strengthen security institutions

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Oct 19, 2020 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani on Monday criticized handing over Kabul security charge to Vice President Amrullah Saleh and said most members of the Security Charter program were ‘unsympathetic’ to their parents. The...
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Taliban continue war despite prisoners’ release: Arg

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Oct 19, 2020 - 18:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Monday said the Afghan government released thousands of Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture, but the militants continued the war in the country. Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Presidential Palace,...
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NATO Defence Ministers to discuss Afghanistan this week

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Oct 19, 2020 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO defence ministers will meet in Brussels this week to discuss the Afghan mission and the ongoing peace process, the alliance said on Monday. The defence ministers will participate on October 22 and 23 in a video conference, a...
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Afghanistan, Iran to strengthen transport links

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Oct 19, 2020 - 14:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran will step up bilateral cooperation with Afghanistan in transportation and energy sectors, a leading Iranian media outlet reported on Tuesday. Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian told IRNA the neighbours would discuss the...
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Hekmatyar in Islamabad for talks on peace process

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Oct 19, 2020 - 13:44
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a three-day visit to Pakistan . The veteran jihadi leader will meet President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan besides addressing an...
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Kabul hails decades of cooperation from Tehran

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Oct 19, 2020 - 13:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul’s chief negotiator has commended Iran’s support for lasting peace in Afghanistan and decades of cooperation from the neighbouring country with the Afghan people. Currently on a three-day visit to Iran, High Council for...
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US stresses adherence to deal with Taliban

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Oct 19, 2020 - 11:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has said unfounded charges of violations and inflammatory rhetoric would not advance the peace process.
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Senate splits over Saleh taking Kabul security charge

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Oct 18, 2020 - 18:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday termed the handing over of Kabul security to first vice President Amrullah Saheh as an insult to the generals but others called it an important step towards ensuring the city’s...
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American forces reject Doha Agreement violation

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Oct 18, 2020 - 18:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Forces in Afghanistan on Sunday spurned Taliban ’s claim of violating the Doha Agreement by conducting airstrikes in Helmand and Farah provinces. “We categorically reject the Taliban's claim the United States has violated the US-...
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US forces violated Doha Agreement, say Taliban

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Oct 18, 2020 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Sunday said American forces violated the Doha agreement in various forms and carried out excessive airstrikes following the new developments in southern Helmand province. In a statement, the Taliban said the Doha...
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MPs ask world to put pressure on Pakistan

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Oct 18, 2020 - 16:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said peace in Afghanistan would not be achieved unless more pressure was put on Pakistan . Senator Gulalai Akbari from Badakhshan province told today’s session that wounded Taliban fighters were...
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Germany hopeful about Afghan peace parleys

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Oct 18, 2020 - 12:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Germany’s special envoy for Afghanistan has voiced optimism about the ongoing peace talks between Kabul and Taliban representatives in Doha. . Markus Potzel met representatives of the insurgent group in Qatar, Taliban’s political...
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New police chiefs appointed for 100 districts

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Oct 18, 2020 - 11:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Newly-trained police chiefs have been appointed for 100 districts of 29 provinces, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.
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Abdullah heads to Tehran for talks on peace process

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Oct 18, 2020 - 10:21
کابل (پژواک، ٢٧ ميزان ٩٩): داکتر عبدالله عبدالله رئیس شورای عالی مصالحه‌ی ملی، صبح امروز به سلسله‌ی‌ سفرهای منطقه‌ای برای جلب حمایت از تلاش‌های صلح، به دعوت رسمی حکومت جمهوری اسلامی ایران در رأس یک هيأت عالی رتبه عازم تهران گردید.
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Hekmatyar to arrive in Pakistan on Monday

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Oct 18, 2020 - 10:19
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar is scheduled to arrive on a three-day visit in Islamabad on Monday. A Pakistani newspaper reported on Sunday the former jihadi commander would travel to Islamabad in response to an...
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Jawzjan governor back to work after 7 months

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Oct 17, 2020 - 19:51
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Jawzjan province returned to his office from Kabul on Saturday after a break lasting seven months.
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Only US holds key to Afghanistan peace: PPM

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Oct 17, 2020 - 16:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The People’s Peace Movement (PPM) on Saturday said efforts were underway to mobilize people and ask the United States to pave the way for ceasefire in Afghanistan .
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VP Saleh takes charge of Kabul’s security

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Oct 17, 2020 - 11:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh has taken charge of Kabul’s security for a few weeks in compliance with President Ashraf Ghani’s directives.
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