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Abdullah visits Turkey to seek support for peace

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Nov 18, 2020 - 15:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) chairman is scheduled to travel to Turkey today (Wednesday) to drum up support for peace efforts.
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Iran supports inclusive govt in Kabul: Zarif

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Nov 18, 2020 - 14:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tehran on Wednesday reiterated its stout support for the Afghanistan peace process, led and owned by the government in Kabul. “Iran supports the Afghan government-led peace negotiations and preserving achievements of the past 19...
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Khan to renew support for Afghanistan peace

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Nov 18, 2020 - 14:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): In response to President Ashraf Ghani’s invitation, Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit Afghanistan on Thursday (tomorrow). The Foreign Ministry in Kabul and Pakistan 's Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan...
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Afghanistan: AI wants human rights protected

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Nov 18, 2020 - 13:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): A leading watchdog has called upon the global fraternity to remain committed to protecting Afghanistan ’s significant yet fragile human rights gains. Amnesty International issued the call before the Geneva Quadrennial Pledging...
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US cuts troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500

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Nov 18, 2020 - 13:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): In an expected move, the Trump administration on Tuesday announced a major cut in troop levels in Afghanistan Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told Pentagon reporters the US troop presence in Afghanistan and Iraq would be...
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Don’t exit Afghanistan too soon, NATO warns US

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Nov 18, 2020 - 11:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in a hasty manner could risk a resurgence of international terrorism in the country, the NATO secretary-general has warned. Jens Stoltenberg fired the warning on Tuesday following media reports...
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Pelosi chides Trump over hasty pullout plan

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Nov 18, 2020 - 10:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has hit out at President Donald Trump’s plans for a hasty troop withdrawal from Afghanistan . In a statement from her office, Pelosi voiced concern at the Trump administration’s announcement of...
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President Ghani all praise for SCA services

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Nov 18, 2020 - 10:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has commended the services of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA). Ghani met Daniel Madhani, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan country director, at the Presidential Palace here. Madhani...
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Not sure peace talks will give positive result: Khalid

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Nov 17, 2020 - 23:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting defense minister Asadullah Khalid on Tuesday criticized the Taliban for lacking commitment to peace, saying Afghan forces would have made many achievements had the peace negotiations not been launched.
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Kabul, Islamabad agree on hassle-free transit trade

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Nov 17, 2020 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to exchange Electronic Data Interchange for rapid and hassle-free movement of transit goods to save time and money, Pakistan Embassy in Kabul said on Tuesday. Both...
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Ties with US, NATO based on shared interest: Sediqi

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Nov 17, 2020 - 19:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential Spokesperson SediqSediqi on Tuesday said that relations with the US and NATO were based on shared interest of establishing peace in Afghanistan and ensuring the security of the US and its allies. Addressing reporters...
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31 MoMP departments run illegally: MEC

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Nov 17, 2020 - 18:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): A report of the Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluating Committee (MEC) shows 31 departments of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) have illegally been run by acting officials.
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Qatar hopes Afghan talks to progress before 2021

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Nov 17, 2020 - 18:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani hopes that Afghan peace process will progress before the end of this year. Talking in the international security conference, Al-Thani said Washington was closely...
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Govt breaks law to create weak anti-graft body: SCOs

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Nov 17, 2020 - 17:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG) on Tuesday said the government deliberately broke the anti-corruption law to create a weak and political anti-graft body. The group, the largest coalition of Afghan civil society...
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Stoltenberg warns against hasty troop’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Nov 17, 2020 - 16:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday warned against paying a high price for hasty and uncoordinated withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan . In response to media queries, Stoltenberg said: “We now face a difficult...
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Cabinet seeks open trial of recent attacks’ perpetrators

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Nov 17, 2020 - 16:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Cabinet meeting, chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, has strongly condemned recent terrorist attacks in the country and called for talks with judicial organs to publicly try and execute the perpetrators. The president termed the...
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Senior Afghan journalist laid to rest in Maryland

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Nov 17, 2020 - 16:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Afghan journalist has been laid to rest following her demise in the Maryland State of the Unites States. Spozhmai Maiwandi, former head of VOA’s South and Central Asia Division, died at the age of 68. However, the cause of...
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World to renew pledges with Afghans in Geneva: EU

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Nov 17, 2020 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan Andreas Brandt says the union and the rest of international community will renew their strong commitments to Afghanistan at the Geneva conference.
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$18m US aid benefits 11 Covid-hit nations

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Nov 17, 2020 - 13:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US government has obligated $18 million to support the provision of medical oxygen across 11 affected countries, including Afghanistan . The US Agency for International Development ( USAID ) said its funding would also benefit...
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Trump seeks to step up pullout from Afghanistan

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Nov 17, 2020 - 13:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The outgoing US leader is trying to speed up withdrawals from Afghanistan , Iran and Somalia, a leading American newspaper reported on Tuesday. President Donald Trump, following his defeat to Democratic runner Joe Biden in this...
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