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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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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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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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