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Karzai backs Russia’s military support to Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News)- Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has supported the military assistance of Russia to Pakistan, saying that Moscow can give weapons to Islamabad same as the United States is providing arms to Afghanistan’s neighboring country. Addressing the Raisina Dialogue 2018 in India, Karzai said Moscow and Islamabad relations are new. “There are ninety

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UNSC discusses Afghanistan’s security situation, peace process

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The UN Security Council (UNSC) would be holding a special meeting on security situation in Afghanistan on Friday in New York, an official said. Sibghatullah Ahmadi, deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told Pajhwok Afghan News security situation in Afghanistan would be the main focus of the meeting and the

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Ghani warns Pakistan of consequences for supporting illegal armed groups

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday warned Pakistan of the consequences for what he said ‘supporting the illegal armed groups’. Speaking during a consultative conference on peace in Kabul, President Ghani said supporting the illegal armed groups is like growing up snakes up in own sleeves. He said the Afghan government

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Russia offers to host talks between Afghan govt, Taliban

MOSCOW (Sarzameen News)- Russia has called for urgent talks between Afghan government and the Taliban and offered to host such talks, a statement from its Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday “We strongly recommend that negotiations start as soon as possible… to put an end to the civil war,” the ministry said. The statement added, Moscow was

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Pence calls Ghani amid soaring tensions between Afghan govt and Noor

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The US Vice President Mike Pence has called President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to discuss key issues of mutual interest as well as the soaring tensions between the government and the chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Ata Mohammad Noor. The White House in a statement said the Vice President highlighted Kabul’s continued engagement and critical

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Afghanistan parliament approves national budget for new FY

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday approved a 377-billion-afghani (over 5.4 billion U.S. dollars) national budget for 1397 fiscal year on the Persian calendar, according to Afghan Finance Minister. The 1397 fiscal year began on Dec. 22, 2017 and ends on Dec. 21, 2018. “I am thankful to the members of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House

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Noor warns of civil movements if Jamiat talks fail with Afghan govt

MAZAR-E-SHARIF (Sarzameen News)- The chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Ata Mohammad Noor has once again warned that he and his supporters will launch widespread civil movements if the ongoing talks between Jamiat-e-Islami and the government fail. Noor made the latest remarks during a gathering attended by scores of his supporters in Mazar-e-Sharif city in North of Afghanistan.

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Trump would make ‘big mistake’ by leaving Iran nuclear deal: Russia

MOSCOW (Sarzameen News)- Russia has said Washington would be making a grave mistake by pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, adding that Moscow would work hard to keep the landmark agreement alive. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov criticised remarks by US President Donald Trump, who said the US will not reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran

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Indian Army’s ‘Meddling’ in State affairs unacceptable: Govt

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- The Jammu and Kashmir government hit back at Indian Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat over his remark that government schools in the state are spreading a “disinformation campaign” which is radicalising the youth, saying the Army’s “meddling” in the state’s affairs was unacceptable. Addressing a press conference yesterday, Rawat said each classroom in

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Negative statements won’t alter narrative nor people can be misled: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- The Huriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani has denounced Mehbooba Mufti for her statement in state legislative assembly, saying that negative statements won’t alter the narrative nor people can be misled by these rhetoric’s. Lamenting Mehbooba Mufti for her statement in state assembly, where in she said that “making Kashmir a part

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