Afghanistan

US-Taliban deal jolted: Ghani rejects Taliban prisoners’ release.. KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday a Taliban demand for the release of 5,000 prisoners as a condition for talks with Afghanistan’s government and civilians, included in a deal between the United States and the militants. “The government of Afghanistan has made no commitment to […]

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Taliban, US close to peace agreement PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban said they had received positive signals from the US negotiation team in Doha and were close to a possible ceasefire plan. The new development was reported after the recent warning by the top Taliban leadership that it would quit the peace process in case the […]

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Ex-Chinese CG in Karachi appointed China’s ambassador to Afghanistan BEIJING: Former Consul General of China in Karachi, Wang Yu has been appointed as new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Afghanistan. Wang presented the copy of Letter of Credence to the General Directorate of Protocol Department, Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of […]

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Islamabad-Kabul diplomatic tensions soar ISLAMABAD: During the past few days, Islamabad-Kabul diplomatic tensions have increased manifold, forcing the staff at Embassy in Kabul to limit their movement or stay on the embassy premises. Harassment of diplomats serving in Kabul has prompted Islamabad to halt its consular operations in Kabul until further notice. Opinion: The principal contradiction […]

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