Tag Archives: Afghanistan

China’s Xi urges Afghanistan to stamp out terrorism

BEIJING: China’s President Xi Jinping urged “relevant parties” in Afghanistan to eradicate terrorism and promised to provide more help to the war-torn nation, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. China shares a land border with Afghanistan, where the Taliban named a new government this month. The group retook control in August …

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Pakistan to recognise Taliban govt ‘independently’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has announced that it will take an independent decision in line with its interests on recognising the Taliban government in a major policy statement rejecting the US demand asking Islamabad not to give legitimacy to Afghanistan’s new rulers unless they meet international demands. “There is no pressure, and …

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Govt hints at conditional pardon for TTP members

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday said it was open to giving a pardon to banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists if they renounce violence, accept writ of the state and commit to the Constitution. The statement came from Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who in an interview with The Independent, also …

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Afghan women overseas pose in colourful attire

Afghan youth rights activist Wazhma Sayle says she was shocked to see a photograph online, apparently of women dressed in black all-enveloping niqabs and gowns, staging a demonstration in support of the country’s new Taliban rulers at Kabul University. The 36-year-old, who is based in Sweden, later posted a photograph …

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