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Hopes emerge intra-Afghan talks to resume soon

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Nov 19, 2020 - 16:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Reliable sources in Qatar say the code of conduct for intra-Afghan talks is being hopefully finalized soon as contact groups of both the sides have resumed meetings and discussions on the agenda are expected to start next week. The...
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HR key to continued global aid: NATO chief

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Nov 03, 2020 - 18:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says preserving human rights gains is essential for continued international support to Afghanistan . In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Stoltenberg said NATO had always been...
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‘Rohani Baba to become tourist site if peace returns’

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Nov 03, 2020 - 13:23
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Thousands of people from across the country visit Rohani Baba Shrine in southeastern Paktia province for spiritual blessing and the site is increasingly becoming attractive for tourists, residents say. The residents say if peace is...
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Peace in Afghanistan seen as vital to region’s future

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Oct 11, 2020 - 12:00
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Without peace and stability in Afghanistan , the region’s future will remain bleak, warns Pakistan ’s ex-minister Shehryar Khan Afridi. He underlined the need for stabilising Afghanistan in his keynote address to a webinar...
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Khalilzad, Gen. Miller meet Gen. Bajwa, talk Afghan peace

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Oct 08, 2020 - 21:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Commander NATO Resolute Support Mission General Austin Scott Miller visited Islamabad on Thursday. In a meeting with Pakistan Chief of Army...
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Democracy is the best way to end war: Ghani

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Oct 06, 2020 - 10:33
DOHA (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said people and even Taliban militants are tired of war -- a situation that should be realised by all. Ghani made the remarks during a meeting with Afghan’s negotiating team members in Doha, the capital of...
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Delay in talks no cause for concern: Stanikzai

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Oct 06, 2020 - 08:49
DOHA (Pajhwok): The government’s chief negotiator for direct talks with the Taliban the delay in the commencement of formal negotiations should not be seen as cause for concern. Mohammad Massoum Stanikzai said after a meeting with President Ashraf...
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Peace only undisputed point in Doha talks: Analysts

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Sep 13, 2020 - 21:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Constitution, women ’s rights, freedom of expression, form of governance and ceasefire are contentious issues in the intra-Afghan talks underway in Qatar but peace is the only undisputed point, believe political analysts.
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Creating hurdles to peace a national treason: APNUF

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Aug 17, 2020 - 16:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ’s Peace and National Unity Front (APNUF) has termed creation of hurdles to the peace process a national treason and asked the conflicting parties to start intra-Afghan talks soon after the release of prisoners. Dr...
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US may free Taliban-linked drug lord Noorzai

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Aug 13, 2020 - 11:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): With intra-Afghan talks expected next week, the Trump administration is mulling the release of an alleged drug kingpin with links to the Taliban , the Time reported on Thursday. Haji Bashir Noorzai, the drug lord who allegedly...
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Women activists want past achievements protected

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Aug 10, 2020 - 14:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women ’s rights activists on Monday said they wanted lasting peace, the republic system, women’s greater role in governance and protection of the Constitution. Afghanistan achieved much during the past two decades in areas of...
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Govt, Taliban asked to start intra-Afghan talks

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Jul 20, 2020 - 17:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Solai Kor (House of Peace) criticized disintegrated efforts for peace and asked the international community to put pressure on the Taliban and the Afghan government to start intra-Afghan talks. Abdul Naseer Reshtya,...
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Peace is life and life is God’s blessing: Poet Ahmadi

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Jul 19, 2020 - 21:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Poet and writer Gul Agha Ahmadi Wardak, who through his writing has been working for peace since years, says the people of Afghanistan demand peace in their prayers in the hope that their yearnings will bear fruit and God will...
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Jamiat-i-Eslah calls for removal of hurdles to peace

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Jul 06, 2020 - 19:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat-i-Eslah Afghanistan political party on Sunday asked all sides in the peace process to remove all hurdles in the way of peace, complete the prisoner swap and begin intra-Afghan talks. A statement from Jamiat-i-Eslah...
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Ghani, Khalilzad discuss intra-Afghan talks, ceasefire

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Jun 10, 2020 - 22:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and politicians have discussed peace process, reduction in violence, ceasefire and future peace steps with US Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Wednesday...
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'If peace comes, I will break my fast in Makkah’

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Jun 10, 2020 - 16:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pinning all his hopes on peace, a military officer has been fasting for nine years. He will visit Makkah and break his last fast there if the goal of peace in Afghanistan is achieved.
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US, Pakistan vow to work for peace in Afghanistan

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Jun 08, 2020 - 10:12
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United States and Pakistan have agreed to continue working together for peace and stability in Afghanistan . Both sides vowed to continue making efforts to achieve mutually agreed goals, as defined in the Feb. 29 peace deal...
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Norway reaffirms support to Afghan-led peace bid

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Jun 05, 2020 - 14:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Norway has reaffirmed its backing for an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process and continued support for Afghanistan ’s development, a statement said Friday. Acting foreign minister Hanif Atmar held a video conference with his...
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‘Don’t allow free prisoners to return to battlefield’

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May 24, 2020 - 22:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo on Sunday asked the Taliban to adhere to their commitment by not allowing released prisoners to return to the battlefield. In a statement Pompeo said: “I expect the Taliban to adhere to their...
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Pakistan renews support for Afghan peace process

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May 08, 2020 - 20:58
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met Pakistan ’s army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on the peace process in Afghanistan in the port city of Rawalpindi on Friday. During their meeting at the General Headquarters, Gen. Bajwa and...
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