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Turkey presses Taliban for inclusive Afghan govt

ANKARA: In talks with the Taliban, Turkey on Thursday reiterated the importance of government inclusiveness for Afghanistan’s unity, said a top Turkish official. Turkey repeated its advice to the visiting Taliban delegation on girls’ education and women’s employment in business life, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a news conference …

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US diplomat discusses Afghan situation with Shehbaz, Maryam

US Charge d’Affairs Angela Aggeler on Thursday met Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and party’s Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in Lahore and discussed the regional peace particularly in Afghanistan. The meeting with Maryam took place at her residence Jati Umrah in Raiwind …

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Taliban warn US, EU of refugees if Afghan sanctions continue

KABUL: Afghanistan’s new Taliban government has warned the US and European envoys that continued attempts to pressure them through sanctions will undermine security and could trigger a wave of economic refugees. Acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi told Western diplomats at talks in Doha that “weakening the Afghan government is …

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Spain evacuates Afghan employees via Pakistan

Spain was on Monday evacuating via Pakistan Afghan helpers left behind when western forces quit Kabul, a government source confirmed on condition of anonymity. The government source declined to give any details of the move, citing security concerns. But Spanish media, including daily El País and National Radio, reported that …

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Afghan Taliban warn US not to ‘destabilise’ regime

DOHA: The Taliban warned the United States not to “destabilise” the regime during their first face-to-face talks since the US withdrawal, its foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said on Saturday. Muttaqi’s comments come as the Taliban attempt to re-establish their rule in Afghanistan, 20 years after the group was driven …

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