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Afghanistan to be Discussed at Alliance’s Defense Ministers meeting: NATO SG

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday in Brussels that Afghanistan will be discussed during the alliance’s defense ministers meeting

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Counterterrorism Efforts need to Remain Top Priority: Mohib

National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib while speaking at the 10th annual meeting of high security representatives in Ufa, Russia, said on Tuesday that counterterrorism efforts need to remain top priority

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Khalilzad Embarked on his 7th Round of Talks

Khalilzad Embarked on his 7th Round of Talks US special representative on Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad left Washington Friday for the seventh round of peace talks in a bid to end the Afghan conflict, the US state department said in a statemen

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Khalilzad Discusses Peace with Central Asian Envoys

US special representative on Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad met Friday with Central Asian ambassadors in Washington and discussed a range of issues pertaining to peace in the region

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General Dunford:

US Military Presence in Afghanistan Nonnegotiable

Washington’s campaign against terror groups in Afghanistan will continue unabated despite Taliban demands for a full U.S. withdrawal from the country, Pentagon’s top officer has reportedly said Wednesday

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Karzai Calls for Russia’s greater Role in Afghan Peace process

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, speaking at Moscow intra-Afghan dialogue on the occasion of the centenary of the Russian-Afghan relations, called for Russia to play a greater role in the Afghan peace process

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5000 Daesh Fighters Amassed on Afghan-Central Asian border: Russia

An Islamic State offshoot has amassed around 5,000 militants in northern Afghanistan on the border of post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, the director of Russia’s FSB has warned, adding that many of them have fought in Syria, according to reports

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German Envoy Meets Mullah Baradar in Qatar

German Special envoy on Afghanistan Markus Potzel at the head of a delegation has reportedly met with Taliban chief of political office Mullah Baradar in Doha, Qatar

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Russia Wants “Balance” of Power in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo have discussed, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, and Iran Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on Tuesday, according to reports

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EU Fully Backs up Iran Nuclear Deal: Mogherini

The European Union fully supports the international nuclear accord with Iran and wants rival powers to avoid any further escalation over the issue, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday, according to reports

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