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Security official derides Taliban’s victory in war

AT News KABUL: Acting Defense Minister, Assadullah Khaled ridiculed the Taliban’s allegation to win the war, rejecting the claim as “a dream and madness”. Taliban had earlier claimed to use their ‘Plan B’ if meetings with the government of Afghanist
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Security official derides Taliban’s victory in war

AT News KABUL: Acting Defense Minister, Assadullah Khaled ridiculed the Taliban’s allegation to win the war, rejecting the claim as “a dream and madness”. Taliban had earlier claimed to use their ‘Plan B’ if meetings with the government of Afghanistan failed. The Plan B was explained as continue fighting and win the war. “The international …

Afghan peace negotiators optimistic in ceasefire agreement

AT News KABUL: The Afghan government’s negotiating delegation says they are optimistic in a ceasefire agreement with their Taliban interlocutors. The two negotiating teams have not yet held official meetings. Taliban side has only focused on the technical i
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Afghan peace negotiators optimistic in ceasefire agreement

AT News KABUL: The Afghan government’s negotiating delegation says they are optimistic in a ceasefire agreement with their Taliban interlocutors. The two negotiating teams have not yet held official meetings. Taliban side has only focused on the technical issues. Nader Naderi, a member of the government team told Al-Jazeera broadcaster on Friday that they hope …

Government-Taliban clashes intensifying amid ongoing peace talks

AT News KABUL: The clashes between government forces and Taliban fighters is intensifying in several provinces while the both sides negotiating teams in Qatar to talk about peace ways. The number of casualties from two sides has been reported very high. 216 T
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Government-Taliban clashes intensifying amid ongoing peace talks

AT News KABUL: The clashes between government forces and Taliban fighters is intensifying in several provinces while the both sides negotiating teams in Qatar to talk about peace ways. The number of casualties from two sides has been reported very high. 216 Taliban fighters have been killed in 12 provinces in the fighting with government …

Notorious terrorist Qari Azam killed in Peshawar

AT News KABUL: A Pakistani terrorist and top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist group for Afghanistan, Qari Azam was killed in Peshawar due to internal rivalry within the group over drug trafficking, according to reports. He also headed the joint Shura o
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Notorious terrorist Qari Azam killed in Peshawar

AT News KABUL: A Pakistani terrorist and top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist group for Afghanistan, Qari Azam was killed in Peshawar due to internal rivalry within the group over drug trafficking, according to reports. He also headed the joint Shura of JeM and LeT to coordinate operations in Afghanistan. He was behind several attacks in …

The Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Process

 Dr. Matin Royeen Ph.D. The current peace discussions between Taliban and the Afghan representatives  in Doha, fundamentally deal with two vital issues.  How to reconcile past trauma, resolve the  current conflict by achieving peace that safeg
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The Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Process

 Dr. Matin Royeen Ph.D. The current peace discussions between Taliban and the Afghan representatives  in Doha, fundamentally deal with two vital issues.  How to reconcile past trauma, resolve the  current conflict by achieving peace that safeguards the national interest of Afghanistan.  I would like to share some thoughts about these two important topics that constitute …

The fate of women’s rights in Afghanistan

Brookings: As the United States reduces its military presence in Afghanistan while the Taliban remain strong on the battlefield, and while peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban have commenced, a massive question mark hangs over the
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The fate of women’s rights in Afghanistan

Brookings: As the United States reduces its military presence in Afghanistan while the Taliban remain strong on the battlefield, and while peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban have commenced, a massive question mark hangs over the fate of Afghan women and their rights. Click here to read more (external link).

Dozens killed in fighting in Afghanistan as peace talks continue

Al Jazeera: Fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left dozens dead in a restive eastern province as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar. Overnight clashes erupted in three districts of Nangarhar province when Taliban fi
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Dozens killed in fighting in Afghanistan as peace talks continue

Al Jazeera: Fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left dozens dead in a restive eastern province as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar. Overnight clashes erupted in three districts of Nangarhar province when Taliban fighters attacked several checkpoints of Afghan forces and pro-government fighters, Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for theRead More...

Taliban’s Expanding ‘Financial Power’ Could Make It ‘Impervious’ To Pressure, Confidential NATO Report Warns

By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 16, 2020 The Taliban’s burgeoning financial might could make the militant group immune to pressure from the international community as it negotiates a role in postwar Afghanistan, according to a
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Taliban’s Expanding ‘Financial Power’ Could Make It ‘Impervious’ To Pressure, Confidential NATO Report Warns

By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 16, 2020 The Taliban’s burgeoning financial might could make the militant group immune to pressure from the international community as it negotiates a role in postwar Afghanistan, according to a confidential report commissioned by NATO and obtained by RFE/RL. The Taliban “has achieved, or is close to achieving,Read More...

Editorial: Negotiating a viable settlement to end conflict

After months of delay and wrangling, eventually the intra-Afghan talks opened this week in Doha for direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. This was the direct result of an agreement reached between the US and the Taliban in Februar
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Editorial: Negotiating a viable settlement to end conflict

After months of delay and wrangling, eventually the intra-Afghan talks opened this week in Doha for direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. This was the direct result of an agreement reached between the US and the Taliban in February. Kabul was not directly involved in those negotiations, and the process was vague …

Afghan negotiators defend ‘Islamic republic’ state in talks with Taliban

AT News KABUL: The Afghan government’s negotiating team urges on the preserving of the Islamic Republic in peace negotiations with Taliban. Massoum Stanakzai, the government’s chief negotiator, said Wednesday in Qatar, where the peace talks are going on w
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Afghan negotiators defend ‘Islamic republic’ state in talks with Taliban

AT News KABUL: The Afghan government’s negotiating team urges on the preserving of the Islamic Republic in peace negotiations with Taliban. Massoum Stanakzai, the government’s chief negotiator, said Wednesday in Qatar, where the peace talks are going on with the Taliban for the first time, saying that the people of Afghanistan have suffered war and …

Activists urge media access to Doha talks

AT News KABUL: The committee for safety of journalists, a non-government entity active in supporting journalists’ rights, says that the government has disrupted access to information about the ongoing peace negotiations with the Taliban. A number of journal
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Activists urge media access to Doha talks

AT News KABUL: The committee for safety of journalists, a non-government entity active in supporting journalists’ rights, says that the government has disrupted access to information about the ongoing peace negotiations with the Taliban. A number of journalists who have come back from Qatar, where they had gone to cover the intra-Afghan negotiations, said that …

Six Afghan refugees suspected of having set fire to Moria camp

Ariana: Six young Afghan men including two minors were expected to face a prosecutor on Greece’s Lesvos island Wednesday on suspicion of setting fires to the Moria refugee camp last week. The fire destroyed what was Europe’s largest migrant camp, leaving
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Six Afghan refugees suspected of having set fire to Moria camp

Ariana: Six young Afghan men including two minors were expected to face a prosecutor on Greece’s Lesvos island Wednesday on suspicion of setting fires to the Moria refugee camp last week. The fire destroyed what was Europe’s largest migrant camp, leaving close to 13,000 people without shelter. Click here to read more (external link).

Pompeo Downplays Terrorist Threat in Afghanistan to Justify Speedy Withdrawal

Michael Hughes: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a speech at a virtual think tank event in Washington suggested that the U.S. accomplished its chief objective in Afghanistan because it has decimated al-Qaeda. Pompeo, who certainly has a clear motive fo
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Pompeo Downplays Terrorist Threat in Afghanistan to Justify Speedy Withdrawal

Michael Hughes: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a speech at a virtual think tank event in Washington suggested that the U.S. accomplished its chief objective in Afghanistan because it has decimated al-Qaeda. Pompeo, who certainly has a clear motive for painting a rosy picture, misleads by suggesting al-Qaeda’s strength is reducible to the number ofRead More...

Editorial: Issue of human rights

As the intra-Afghan negotiations offer hope for peace after more than four decades of conflict in Afghanistan, thoughts are circulating in almost all off Afghans’ minds regarding how would their future look like? The key demand of theirs is a sustainable pe
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Editorial: Issue of human rights

As the intra-Afghan negotiations offer hope for peace after more than four decades of conflict in Afghanistan, thoughts are circulating in almost all off Afghans’ minds regarding how would their future look like? The key demand of theirs is a sustainable peace settlement that ensures their human and other basic rights, among others. They include …

First-half imports from Pakistan drop 44%

AT News KABUL: New trade figures show record lower Afghanistan imports from Pakistan of goods plunging by 44 percent year on year during first half of this year, because of the pandemic lockdowns and closure of trade gates by Pakistan. “Afghanistan’s impo
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First-half imports from Pakistan drop 44%

AT News KABUL: New trade figures show record lower Afghanistan imports from Pakistan of goods plunging by 44 percent year on year during first half of this year, because of the pandemic lockdowns and closure of trade gates by Pakistan. “Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan dropped drastically, all due to Pakistan shuttering its gates which happened …

Balkh protesters shut government office over higher power prices

AT News KABUL: Hundreds of people in the northern province of Balkh launched rallies to protest what they called “high price of electricity” calling for reduction of the price. They chanted slogan “We need electricity without discrimination” and shut
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Balkh protesters shut government office over higher power prices

AT News KABUL: Hundreds of people in the northern province of Balkh launched rallies to protest what they called “high price of electricity” calling for reduction of the price. They chanted slogan “We need electricity without discrimination” and shut the gate of provincial power department on Wednesday. They warned to cut the lines transmitting electricity …

Afghanistan wins seat at UN Commission on Women

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan won a seat at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women for a four-year term, said Afghan embassy to the UN. Afghan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Adela Raz, called the membership of the commis
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Afghanistan wins seat at UN Commission on Women

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan won a seat at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women for a four-year term, said Afghan embassy to the UN. Afghan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Adela Raz, called the membership of the commission a “historic victory”. This is the first time that Afghanistan becomes the …

Afghanistan secures a coveted seat at the UN women’s commission

Al Jazeera: Afghanistan has secured a seat at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the first time in its history, the South Asian country’s Permanent Mission to the UN announced on Tuesday. Afghanistan’s representative t
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Afghanistan secures a coveted seat at the UN women’s commission

Al Jazeera: Afghanistan has secured a seat at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the first time in its history, the South Asian country’s Permanent Mission to the UN announced on Tuesday. Afghanistan’s representative to the UN, Adela Raz, said winning the seat was of “critical importance”. Click here toRead More...

Afghan experts brand U.S.-led war on terror in Afghanistan as failure

Xinhua: Afghan political experts have described the U.S.-led war on terror in Afghanistan as a failure. “The so-called U.S.-led war against the Taliban, al-Qaida and terrorist groups has failed to root out the insurgents and bring about peace in Afghani
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Afghan experts brand U.S.-led war on terror in Afghanistan as failure

Xinhua: Afghan political experts have described the U.S.-led war on terror in Afghanistan as a failure. “The so-called U.S.-led war against the Taliban, al-Qaida and terrorist groups has failed to root out the insurgents and bring about peace in Afghanistan,” renowned analyst Shamsul Haq Arianfar told Xinhua. Aimed at dethroning the Taliban regime, demolishing al-QaidaRead More...

Khalilzad appreciates Pakistan’s role in facilitating intra-Afghan talks

AT News KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad during his visit to Islamabad thanked and appreciated Pakistan for its important role in facilitating the start of the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations in Do
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Khalilzad appreciates Pakistan’s role in facilitating intra-Afghan talks

AT News KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad during his visit to Islamabad thanked and appreciated Pakistan for its important role in facilitating the start of the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations in Doha on September 12. “US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on September 14. In …

دستاورد گروه و حکومت پشتونیستی در خراسان، هزارستان و گونی تورکستان

این جریان از زمان احمدشاه ابدالی در بطن خود کوچی، طالب و داعشی تولید می کند و اگر با استقلال و خودمختاری متوقف نشود، همچنان به سیاست تاجیک به تا
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دستاورد گروه و حکومت پشتونیستی در خراسان، هزارستان و گونی تورکستان

این جریان از زمان احمدشاه ابدالی در بطن خود کوچی، طالب و داعشی تولید می کند و اگر با استقلال و خودمختاری متوقف نشود، همچنان به سیاست تاجیک به تاجیکستان، اوزبیک به اوزبیکستان، تورکمن به تورکمنستان، هزاره به ایران، مغولستان یا گورستان و بلوچ، نورستانی و ...به گورستان ادامه داده و وحشت و دهشت قبیله ای برای همیشه بر خراسان و هزارستان و گونی تورکستان حاکم خواهد شد. کارتون ها از بشیر بختیاری دستاورد گروه تروریستی پشتونیستی ملا عمر، ملا منصور و ملا هیبت الله 1. انتحار و کشتار ده ها هزار تن به شمول پشتون ها و بويژه غیر پشتون ها 2. گسترش فرهنگ (...) - خبر و گزارش / هایلایت, گروه های قومی

Afghanistan kicks off anti-polio vaccination drive

Xinhua: The Afghan government kicked off a five-day anti-polio vaccination campaign on Monday, a statement of the Public Health Ministry said. Aimed at vaccinating 6.1 million children under five, the campaign’s first phase will wrap up on Sept. 18 duri
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Afghanistan kicks off anti-polio vaccination drive

Xinhua: The Afghan government kicked off a five-day anti-polio vaccination campaign on Monday, a statement of the Public Health Ministry said. Aimed at vaccinating 6.1 million children under five, the campaign’s first phase will wrap up on Sept. 18 during which the doctors and thousands of volunteers would give the immunity doze against crippling virusRead More...

Cricket: Afghanistan Test unlikely, deadline looms

The Islander (AU): The one-off Test between Australia and Afghanistan is in extreme doubt as the stakes increase in Cricket Australia’s stand-off with its disgruntled free-to-air broadcaster. The match between Australia and Afghanistan, currently slate
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Cricket: Afghanistan Test unlikely, deadline looms

The Islander (AU): The one-off Test between Australia and Afghanistan is in extreme doubt as the stakes increase in Cricket Australia’s stand-off with its disgruntled free-to-air broadcaster. The match between Australia and Afghanistan, currently slated to be played in Perth on November 21-25, has long been at risk of being scrapped because of the COVID-19Read More...

Afghanistan, Taliban negotiators discuss meeting agendas

AT News KABUL: The contact groups of the government of Afghanistan and Taliban negotiating teams began meetings in Qatar Sunday night, during which they discussed the meeting agendas and timetable. The two sides said Monday that they had progresses. But a sou
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Afghanistan, Taliban negotiators discuss meeting agendas

AT News KABUL: The contact groups of the government of Afghanistan and Taliban negotiating teams began meetings in Qatar Sunday night, during which they discussed the meeting agendas and timetable. The two sides said Monday that they had progresses. But a source in the government who was speaking on condition of anonymity, said the main …

Doha talks aimed at ceasefire, lasting peace; Ghani

AT News KABUL: President Ghani’s office said that the government sent a negotiating delegation to Qatar with the aim of ensuring a lasting peace and cease fire. Sediq Sediqqi, Ghani’s spokesman, said Monday that the delegation from the “Islamic Republi
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Doha talks aimed at ceasefire, lasting peace; Ghani

AT News KABUL: President Ghani’s office said that the government sent a negotiating delegation to Qatar with the aim of ensuring a lasting peace and cease fire. Sediq Sediqqi, Ghani’s spokesman, said Monday that the delegation from the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated in talks with Taliban only to provide cease fire, end the violence …

Editorial: Facilitators with spoilers’ potential

Now that the intra-Afghan peace talks have finally got off to a start in Doha, the role and support of regional countries and other key stakeholders are of immense importance. The crucial stage in the peace process has only begun now and is therefore vulnerab
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Editorial: Facilitators with spoilers’ potential

Now that the intra-Afghan peace talks have finally got off to a start in Doha, the role and support of regional countries and other key stakeholders are of immense importance. The crucial stage in the peace process has only begun now and is therefore vulnerable to go astray if any of the influential stakeholders don’t …

Afghanistan: 56 New Coronavirus Cases Reported

Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 56 new cases of the coronavirus out of 365 samples tested over the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 38,772, the total number of reported deaths is 1,425, and the total recoveries is 32
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Afghanistan: 56 New Coronavirus Cases Reported

Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 56 new cases of the coronavirus out of 365 samples tested over the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 38,772, the total number of reported deaths is 1,425, and the total recoveries is 32,073.  Click here to read more (external link).Read More...

Pakistan to relax visa policy for Afghans as new envoy takes over

Ariana: Pakistan is expected to announce a relaxed visa policy for Afghan nationals, specifically, students, businessmen, investors and medical patients, Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan said. Click here to read more (extern
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Pakistan to relax visa policy for Afghans as new envoy takes over

Ariana: Pakistan is expected to announce a relaxed visa policy for Afghan nationals, specifically, students, businessmen, investors and medical patients, Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan said. Click here to read more (external link). Related Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan drop by 43.6% in July

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