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Envoys welcome govt, Taliban resolve to reach settlement

WASHINGTON: The envoys of the US, EU, France, Germany, Italy, NATO, Norway, and the UK have welcomed the recent ‘commitment by the Afghan government and the Taliban to accelerate negotiations toward an inclusive political settlement’. “The special representatives and envoys met in Rome on 22 July 2021 to discuss the situation …

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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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Australia abandons Afghans who assisted navy

The Australian authorities on Saturday stated it had no plans to place Afghan nationals, who helped its troops, on evacuation flights being organized by the US within the subsequent fortnight, SBS Information reported. The US is about to evacuate Afghans who offered help to its forces throughout the 20-year lengthy …

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