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Afghan president underlines development of bilateral ties with Iran

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with members of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations underlined development of bilateral ties. President Ghani extended congratulations on occasion of Norouz festivity to the Iranian people and government and evaluated the visit to Kabul of the Iranian delegation as positive and helpful in

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Saleh compares safe zones deal for Taliban to second Durand Line treaty

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The former Afghan intelligence chief and leader of the Afghanistan Green Trend movement Amrullah Saleh reacted to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s demands for the establishment of the safe zones for the Taliban as he warned that the deal would create another major national issue for the country similar to Durand Line agreement. In an online

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Iran proposes investment in Afghan iron ore project

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Afghanistan says Iran has asked to extract iron ore from a mine in Herat but the two neighbors have yet to reach an agreement on where to process it. Iran wants to transfer the extracted materials to an ore processing plant on its soil across the border but Afghanistan is opposed to the

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Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief’s son missing; picture with a rifle appears on social networking

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- A son of new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, has gone missing since Friday afternoon, according to reports. Police official confirm Press Trust of Kashmir that they have received a complaint from the Sehrai family.  “We have taken the complaint and we are looking into it,” the officer said. Reports said that Junaid

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Xi holds phone talk with Modi on bilateral ties

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held a phone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Modi’s invitation. Modi first congratulated Xi again on being elected Chinese president, saying it demonstrates that Xi enjoys the support of the whole Chinese nation. Both India and China are ancient civilizations with global influence, Modi

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Afghan NSA off to Germany for talks on expanded cooperation

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Tuesday left Kabul for Germany for an official visit, his office said. Atmar would meet high-ranking defense officials, parliament members and visit some academic institutions, a statement from NSA’s office said. The official would discuss with German officials political and diplomatic relations between the

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US Air Force release new report about Afghanistan missions and Afghan Air Force

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The US Air Force has released its latest report regarding the ongoing counter-terrorism missions as well as the efforts to bolster the fighting capabilities of the Afghan Air Force. The report states that in February, U.S. aircraft employed 469 weapons against Taliban and ISIS-Khorasan targets, more than double the 200 employed in February

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US planning religious, diplomatic, military, social pressure on Taliban: Nicholson

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said a combination of religious, social, diplomatic and military pressure will be applied to the Taliban this year to force them to start negotiating for peace in the war-torn country. General John Nicholson, who is leading U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told a group of

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Indian troops martyr four Kashmiri youth in Kupwara

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district, Tuesday. The troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation in check, Halmatpora area of the district. An Indian army spokesperson in Srinagar claimed that the four youth were mujahideen and were killed in the

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Theresa May suspends Moscow ties, expels 23 diplomats

LONDON (Web Desk) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expelled 23 diplomats and suspended high-level contacts with Russia including for the World Cup, saying her government found Moscow “culpable” of a nerve agent attack on a former spy. May said she would be pushing for a robust international response when the UN Security

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