Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Taliban govt warns PIA to reduce fares or face ban

KABUL: The Taliban-led Afghan government has warned the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and the Kam Air to reduce the fares of Kabul to Islamabad flights or “they would be blocked from landing in Afghanistan”. An official notification issued on Thursday from the Afghan ministry said that it received “scores of …

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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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China proposes 4-way engagement with Afghanistan

ANKARA: China said Tuesday that Afghanistan was at a “crossroads” where “challenges and opportunities coexist.” State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi proposed a four-way engagement with the war-torn country during a G-20 leaders’ meeting. Wang urged helping Afghans’ livelihoods with humanitarian support to overcome difficulties, including food …

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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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EU announces over $1b aid package for Afghanistan

The EU on Tuesday pledged a one-billion-euro ($1.2-billion) aid package for Afghanistan, “to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse,” the bloc’s chief Ursula von der Leyen said. The money adds 250 million euros to a 300-million-euro sum the EU previously announced for urgent humanitarian needs, with the remainder going …

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Russia suggests holding UN conference on Afghanistan

MOSCOW: A Moscow format meeting is scheduled for Oct 20 that will also discuss the possibility of holding a conference on Afghanistan under the auspices of the UN, the Russian foreign minister said on Tuesday. Addressing a news conference in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, Sergey Lavrov said Moscow is currently …

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