Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Russia says Taliban ready for ‘compromise’

MOSCOW: Russia said on Tuesday that the Afghan Taliban was prepared for political “compromise”, even as the insurgents launch offensives against government troops to secure greater swathes of Afghanistan while US troops draw down. The Taliban have capitalised on the withdrawal of foreign troops to capture scores of districts, border …

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Rockets land near Afghan presidential palace

KABUL: Rockets hit the Afghan capital on Tuesday, landing near the presidential palace during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, but President Ashraf Ghani and many others calmly continued praying at an outdoor gathering, TV images showed. Three rockets landed outside the palace, said interior ministry spokesperson Mirwais …

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US trouble-shooter makes a dash to Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: As Afghan Taliban continue to make rapid inroads in their country, the US trouble-shooter for the region made a dash to Islamabad on Monday and held crucial meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as part of efforts to prevent a civil war …

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Afghan envoy’s daughter kidnapped for ‘hours’

ISLAMABAD: The daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil was “kidnapped and “manhandled” by unidentified assailants in Islamabad, the International Workplace mentioned in an announcement on Saturday. Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed to utilise all assets to apprehend the folks concerned in kidnapping the …

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