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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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Trump fires Esper as defence secretary

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Nov 10, 2020 - 12:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): US defence secretary Mark Esper has been fired by outgoing president Donald Trump.
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Leading Trump, Biden inches closer to victory

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Nov 07, 2020 - 14:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): As his electoral rival President Donald Trump’s chances continue to fade, Joe Biden leads by more than 28,000 votes in Pennsylvania. A win in the state would hand Biden the electoral votes he requires to find his way to the White...
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Trump prematurely claims winning 2020 vote

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Nov 04, 2020 - 13:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Claiming prematurely that he has won the 2020 election, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday alleged fraud and promised challenging official state results. Results from the bitterly-contested race could take days to resolve...
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Trump returns to White House from hospital

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Oct 06, 2020 - 11:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump has returned to the White House, leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After 72 hours of hospitalisation, the president posed for a mask-less photo-op on the White House balcony and asked his...
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US president flown to hospital after tested positive for Covid-19

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Oct 03, 2020 - 16:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump has been flown to hospital for treatment after testing positive for coronavirus, according to a media report on Saturday. He tweeted "going well, I think!" after his arrival. US media say his symptoms...
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US President Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

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Oct 02, 2020 - 10:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus — a month until the November 3 election. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this...
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Having goof discussions with Taliban: Trump

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Sep 19, 2020 - 08:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump says his administration will bring down the number of US troops in Afghanistan to less than 4,000 in the next couple of weeks. “Very shortly, we’ll be down to less than 4,000 soldiers. And so we’ll be out of...
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Trump set to cut number of troops in Afghanistan

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Sep 09, 2020 - 13:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump is expected to announce further troop drawdowns from Afghanistan and Iraq within days, international media reports say. Sputnik quoted a senior administration official as saying the US president would the...
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Trump briefed on Russian bounties in Feb: NYT

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Jun 30, 2020 - 12:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump received a written briefing in February on alleged Russian bounties offered to the Taliban for killing US troops in Afghanistan . In an explosive report on Monday, The New York Times contradicted Trump’s...
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Trump wants to bring home troops from Afghanistan

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May 28, 2020 - 12:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump, determined to crush terrorists, has reaffirmed his administration’s intention to bring US soldiers back home from Afghanistan . "We are acting as a police force, not the fighting force that we are, in...
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Trump eyeing full troop pullout from Afghanistan

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May 27, 2020 - 11:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seeking an end to the ongoing conflict, US President Donald Trump on has reiterated his interest in a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan . But he had not set a target date yet for the full military pullout from that country, the...
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We’re a police force in Afghanistan, says Trump

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May 15, 2020 - 14:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump has said the Afghans must be able at some point to take care of their country, calling America’s role in Afghanistan as of a policeman. “We’ve been there for many years, we’re like a police force. We’re not...
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Trump has tested negative for Covid-19: White House

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May 09, 2020 - 09:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19, but one of a military members at his office has been diagnosed with the virus, says the White House. “We were recently notified by the White House medical unit that a member...
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For Americans, COVID-19 deadlier than war in Afghanistan

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Mar 30, 2020 - 12:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more American lives than the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan -- the longest war in US history. The coronavirus fatalities in the US rose to 2,479 on Sunday, the Newsweek reported on Monday, citing...
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Afghans will have to fend for themselves: Trump

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Mar 07, 2020 - 11:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban may overrun the Afghan government after the pullout of foreign troops from the country under a peace pact signed last week, says the US president. Speaking to journalists at the White House on Friday, Donald Trump asked...
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Time for other nations to battle terror in Afghanistan

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Mar 03, 2020 - 11:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): It is time to bring home US troops after 19 years of war in Afghanistan , President Donald Trump told a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday night. Saturday’s peace pact signed with the Taliban in Doha was in line with his...
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No commitment to freeing Taliban prisoners: Ghani

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Mar 02, 2020 - 10:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on fresh developments in the peace process. Ghani tweeted: “I received a phone call from President Donald Trump, congratulating me … important...
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Will personally meet Taliban leaders soon: Trump

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Mar 01, 2020 - 10:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump says his administration plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan immediately. Soon after the US and the Taliban inked a historic peace deal in Doha, Trump told reporters "Everybody's tired of war."...
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Trump touts path to ending war in Afghanistan

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Feb 29, 2020 - 09:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump says he will honour a major campaign promise with the signing of a historic peace deal with the Taliban on ending the conflict in Afghanistan . Representatives from the United States and the Taliban are all...
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