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Afghanistan Pakistan discussed bilateral relation

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Sep 19, 2017 - 14:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai has held a meeting with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York, a media report said on Wednesday. They discussed...
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Britain assures Afghanistan of continued support

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Sep 19, 2017 - 13:58
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A British embassy delegation, visiting central Bamyan province, has promised the United Kingdom will continue to support Afghanistan. The delegation met local religious scholars, civil society activists, journalists,...
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UN has failed to realise its full potential: Trump

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Sep 19, 2017 - 13:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump, addressing the General Assembly, has pledged his administration's support for the United Nations' reforms. The US government would be “partners in your work”, Trump told the UN General Assembly at the opening...
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Abbasi denies saying Kabul attackers crossed border from Pakistan

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Sep 18, 2017 - 19:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Admitting limitations of security forces’ operations in Pak-Afghan border region, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said “the bombers who killed more than 90 people in the attack in Kabul in May were likely to have...
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MP alleges deals with Cabinet picks on trust vote

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Sep 18, 2017 - 18:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga or lower house member on Monday alleged some ministers-designate had offered government jobs to relatives of lawmakers in return for granting them the vote of confidence. Hameed Tahmasi has been nominated as minister-...
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Payne to discuss Afghanistan with US officials

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Sep 18, 2017 - 15:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne would be travelling to Washington this week to discuss her country's role in the Afghan conflict, a media report said on Monday. Senator Payne of the Labour would hold talks with senior Trump...
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Olympic Council of Asia delegation to visit Kabul

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Sep 18, 2017 - 12:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): As Afghanistan prepares a four-year plan for the development of domestic sports, a delegation of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is expected to visit Kabul to evolve a National Olympic Council (NOC) policy. President Ashraf Ghani...
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Police, uprising group members surrender to Taliban

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Sep 18, 2017 - 12:13
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Six members of a local uprising group and four policemen have joined Taliban’s ranks in Qaisar and Pashtoonkot districts of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Monday. Qaisar district chief Rahmatullah Qaisari said...
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Proposed militia a threat to civilians: HRW

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Sep 18, 2017 - 10:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): An international human rights organisation has asked the Ashraf Ghani administration to reject proposals to create a new militia with inadequate training. Human Rights Watch said on Monday President Ghani was weighing setting up a...
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National Consensus: HIA, JIA promise end to differences

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Sep 17, 2017 - 18:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and the Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) have promised to avoid engaging in disputes and not to harm national interests, the Afghanistan National Consensus Party said on Sunday. The two parties...
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MPs ask Ghani to ‘expose’ Pakistan at UN

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Sep 17, 2017 - 17:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday demanded President Ashraf Ghani effectively highlight Pakistan’s support to terrorism in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting. President Ghani is expected to...
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Ghani in Ashgabat, says games can bring region together

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Sep 17, 2017 - 17:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on Sunday met before inauguration of the Asian Games in the Turkmen capital. The two leaders termed games as vital for the region, according a statement...
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Asian Games inauguration: Ghani off to Turkmenistan

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Sep 17, 2017 - 14:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has traveled to Turkmenistan to attend the inaugural ceremony for Asian Games and meet his Tajik and Turkmen counterparts. A statement from the Presidential Palace said on Sunday Ghani left Kabul at the head...
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Indian ambassador hails new US strategy as effective

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Sep 17, 2017 - 12:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Indian ambassador in Kabul says with the implementation of the new US strategy, a new chapter of regional cooperation will be opened. A statement from National Security Council said National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar...
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Haq’s comments draw fire from Kabul, Afghan analysts

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Sep 17, 2017 - 12:49
کابل (پژواک، ٢٥ وږى ٩٦): افغان حکومت او يو شمېر کارپوهانو، د مولانا سميع الحق چې د وسله والو طالبانو يو اصلي ملاتړ کوونکى دى؛ غبرګون څرګند کړى او وايي، دا خبرې په ډاګه کوي چې پاکستان د ترهګرۍ او طالبانو ملاتړ کوونکى دى.
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NATO to decide on Afghan troop surge in a month

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Sep 17, 2017 - 12:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO say it will take a month to respond to America's call for the alliance member states to deploy more troops to Afghanistan, a news report said on Sunday. Defence chiefs from 29 NATO members recognised the need to fill the...
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Atmar, McMaster confer on implementation of new US policy

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Sep 17, 2017 - 09:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar and his US counterpart HR McMaster have discussed President Donald Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. In a video conference on Thursday. the two sides had a detailed...
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Pakistan renews call for Kabul-Taliban peace talks

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Sep 17, 2017 - 08:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has called the Trump administration's new strategy for Afghanistan as a failed policy, suggesting peace negotiations with the Taliban to bring peace to the neighbouring country. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif Asif...
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US trying to reduce difference between govt, Turkey-borne alliance: Reports

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Sep 16, 2017 - 19:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah on Saturday traveled to northern Balkh province to take part in the Martyrs Week commemoration event at a time when relation between the CEO and Balkh Governor has been strained. According to...
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Torkham gate remains closed for 2nd day

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Sep 16, 2017 - 11:30
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani guards shut the Torkham crossing point in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, leaving a large number of people stranded on both sides, officials said on Saturday. According to reports, seven corpses and dozens of...
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