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Top Peace Negotiator Abdullah Abdullah Arrives in Pakistan

توسط - Top Peace Negotiator Abdullah Abdullah Arrives in Pakistan

According to a statement issued on the Facebook page of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, the Afghan top negotiator will meet with the neighboring country’s prime minister and other government senior officials. Arriving to Pakistan, Dr. Abdullah met with country’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and is expected to meet with its President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran...

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Afghanistan: One Killed, 4 Injured in Khost Blast

توسط - Afghanistan: One Killed, 4 Injured in Khost Blast

A motorcycle rigged with a bomb exploded in Khost province yesterday evening, according to the office of provincial police chief, killing one and wounding another four. It remains unclear who was the target of the blast, but police investigations were ongoing, said Adel Haidar, a spokesman for the police chief. No armed group has so far commented....

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Gov’t, Taliban Contact Groups Hold another Session in Qatar

توسط - Gov’t, Taliban Contact Groups Hold another Session in Qatar

Negotiators from the Afghan government and Taliban met yesterday to work out to finalize the rules and procedures of the peace negotiations, said a top negotiator of the government, Nader Nadery. “Contact groups of both delegations held a meeting today and discussed to finalize Rules and Procedure,” Mr. Nadery took to Twitter, “The meeting lasted almost 4 hrs. These discussions will continue moving forward,”...

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Afghanistan: 3 New COVID-19 Related Deaths Registered

توسط - Afghanistan: 3 New COVID-19 Related Deaths Registered

The country lost at least three people to the coronavirus within the last 24 hours, said Masooma Jafari, a deputy spokesperson for the ministry of health, pushing the total fatalities in the country to 1,456. According to the official data provided by the health ministry, totally 32,642 patients having been infected with the novel COVID-19 have got better after the illness. Worldwide, at least 994,217...

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Afghanistan: 35 New COVID-19 Cases Registered

توسط - Afghanistan: 35 New COVID-19 Cases Registered

Afghanistan’s health officials reported 35 additional coronavirus cases and no related deaths Sunday, September 27. That brings the nationwide documented totals to 39,227 confirmed cases of COVID-19 while the total deaths stood at 1,453 known deaths since the outbreak. The data indicated that 16 people recovered within the past 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries to 32,642. According to the ministry’s data, 267 people have been tested...

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Afghan Peace Council Chairperson Expected to Visit Pakistan Soon

توسط - Afghan Peace Council Chairperson Expected to Visit Pakistan Soon

Speaking to the BBC news agency, Mujib Rahman Rahimi, a senior adviser to Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, said that Afghan chairperson of the high peace council is set to visit Pakistan tomorrow to discuss the peace negotiations. Earlier on Friday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani spoke with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in a telephone conversation, discussing the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan to end...

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Taliban Suffer Heavy Casualties in Northern Afghanistan

توسط - Taliban Suffer Heavy Casualties in Northern Afghanistan

The Taliban attacked security outposts belonging to the Afghan government forces in Dara-e Suf and Feroz Nakhchir districts of the northern Samangan province, according to authorities, but their attacks were repulsed. At least 14 Taliban militants – including their key members – were killed another 12 were injured during clashes with Afghan forces, said Munir Rahimi, the provincial police chief’s spokesman. According to the source,...

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U.S. Envoy for Afghan Peace Doubts Taliban Agree Ceasefire before Political Settlement

توسط - U.S. Envoy for Afghan Peace Doubts Taliban Agree Ceasefire before Political Settlement

The Taliban will not agree to a comprehensive and permanent truce until there is a political settlement, the peace ambassador Khalilzad said speaking to U.S. public broadcaster, PBS on September 25. “And that is not unprecedented in similar conflicts elsewhere, I think they can do a reduction of violence, they have said they will consider it depending on what the proposal is. The government...

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2 Million Deaths ‘Very Likely’ Even with Coronavirus Vaccine, WHO warns

توسط - 2 Million Deaths ‘Very Likely’ Even with Coronavirus Vaccine, WHO warns

Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO's emergencies head, said on Friday the figures could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic. “Unless we do it all, (two million deaths) … is not only imaginable but sadly very likely,” said Mr. Ryan, head of the UN health agency’s emergencies program, during a briefing on Friday. Almost one million people have died with Covid-19 worldwide...

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India Registers 1,141 New COVID-19 Deaths

توسط - India Registers 1,141 New COVID-19 Deaths

The daily rise in the number of coronavirus deaths was sharply high on Friday, September 25, with 1,141 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry’s data. According to India’s health ministry, 40% of the new deaths reported yesterday are from Maharashtra state with 459 deaths followed by Punjab and Uttar Pradesh with 76 and 67 deaths, respectively. The latest...