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Governance & Politics

Joint efforts required to meet challenges: Afghan envoy

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Sep 23, 2017 - 20:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The A fghan c onsul g eneral in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan ’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Saturday urged joint efforts by the two countries to meet challenges and establish everlasting peace in the region. Abdul Waheed Poyan...
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Afghan police to receive training in India: Abdali

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Sep 23, 2017 - 20:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador in New Delhi Shaida Mohammad Abdali has said his country wants to bring police officers to India for training. During an interview with The Hindu, Abdali said: “We want to expand [the India-Afghanistan security...
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Kabul rejects Abbasi remarks about India’s Afghan role

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Sep 23, 2017 - 18:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday said Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s remarks about India’s role in Afghanistan were a clear interference in their country’s internal affairs. During an interaction at the Council on...
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MPs demand probe into graft charges against Ibrahimi

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Sep 23, 2017 - 18:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday demanded investigation into corruption allegations against the lower house speaker and secretary. Earlier, Humayon Humayon, first deputy speaker, had accused the Wolesi Jirga secretariat of...
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Afghans look to OIC to consolidate gains: Rabbani

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Sep 23, 2017 - 17:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Thursday hoped a date for convening an international ulema conference on Afghanistan would be determined soon by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC). Rabbani, addressing the OIC foreign...
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2 killed as Taliban attack ALP commander home

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Sep 22, 2017 - 16:59
SAMANGAN (Pajhwok): Father of a local police commander and one Taliban attacker were killed and the commander and a woman were wounded during a clash in northern Samangan province on Friday. The clash that lasted two hours broke out after a group of...
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Pakistan has dialogue opportunity, says Afghanistan

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Sep 22, 2017 - 16:38
UNITED NATIONS (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of diverting the world’s attention from its 'longstanding failure' to take effective action against terrorist groups and sanctuaries on its territory. Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan...
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Nepalese can better sense Afghans’ plight: PM

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Sep 22, 2017 - 15:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the people of his south Asian country can better understand the sufferings of Afghans keeping in view their own history. In a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani in New York on...
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Americans who served in Afghanistan all praise for hospitality

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Sep 22, 2017 - 13:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Americans who have served in Afghanistan say they are awaiting the moment to see a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan. A statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul said a number of Americans met President...
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No one desires peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan: Abbasi

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Sep 22, 2017 - 11:56
UNITED NATIONS (Pajhwok): Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday alleged Taliban safe havens were in Afghanistan and not in his country, saying ‘no one desires peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan.’ “Having suffered and...
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Ghani, UN chief talk Afghan peace, terror war

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Sep 22, 2017 - 11:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani met United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at the world body’s headquarters in New York on Thursday and discussed with him the war against terrorism and regional issues.
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India to take up 116 high impact projects in 31 provinces

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Sep 21, 2017 - 19:39
NEW YORK (Pajhwok): India has announced to take up 116 “high impact community developmental projects” in 31 provinces. It has also offered assistance for six new projects in Afghanistan, a spokesperson of the India’s External Affairs Minister,...
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Ghani meets Trump in NY, says ‘victory within sight’

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Sep 21, 2017 - 19:35
NEW YORK (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani met his US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session here, during which he said that as a result of new Afghan policy a cloud of uncertainty has been...
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US strategy to bring 80pc territory under Afghan control: Ghani

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Sep 21, 2017 - 17:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said the United States four-year security plan would help the Afghan government bring under its control 80 percent of the country’s territory, a media report said on Thursday. "The four year plan involves...
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Speakers express polarised opinion on new US strategy

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Sep 21, 2017 - 16:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Many institutes on Thursday stressed the need for national unity, slamming the new US policy for Afghanistan and asking militant groups to join the peace process. Representatives of the Afghanistan Political Parties House (APPH),...
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Cross-border terror needs effective response: Rabbani

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Sep 21, 2017 - 14:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Afghan foreign minister, addressing the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) ministerial meeting, has stressed eradication of terrorism, poverty and resolving the global migration crisis. Salahuddin Rabbani also asked NAM member...
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No terrorist sanctuary in Pakistan, says Abbasi

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Sep 21, 2017 - 12:30
NEW YORK (Pajhwok): Dismissing allegations of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday claimed cross-border incursions into his country happened from Afghanistan. “Let me say that nobody wants peace in...
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Afghanistan, Norway extend strategic cooperation agreement

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Sep 21, 2017 - 12:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan and Norwegian foreign ministers have extended a strategic cooperation agreement between the two countries until 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kabul said on Thursday. According to a statement from the...
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Ghani, India FM discuss expansion of bilateral trade

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Sep 21, 2017 - 11:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and the Indian foreign minister have discussed regional security, counterterrorism and expansion of trade between the two countries. Ghani met Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New...
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Legislators support presidential speech at UNGA

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Sep 21, 2017 - 11:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members, supporting President Ashraf Ghani’s speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), have demanded a scrutiny of allegations levelled by some leaders. Welcoming the new American strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia...
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