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US Defense Chief makes unannounced visit to Kabul

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made an unannounced visit to Kabul Tuesday, in the first trip by a Trump administration official to Afghanistan since President Ashraf Ghani offered to hold peace talks with the Taliban. Ghani, in a conference late last month called the Kabul Process, involving representatives of 25 countries along with

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Mattis holds talks with Ghani, Abdullah

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- US Defense Secretary James Mattis held discussions with President Ashraf Ghani during his trip to Kabul on Tuesday. In a message of gratitude to the US for its efforts in Afghanistan, Ghani also paid tribute to Gold Star families – families of fallen US service members. He said their sacrifice will never be

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Japan pledges fresh aid package of $1.27 million for Afghanistan

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The government of Japan has pledged a fresh aid package of $1.27 million to cover demining projects and veterinary sector in Southeast and North of Afghanistan. Memorandums of Understanding were signed between the relevant institutions and the Embassy of Japan for the allocation of the funds to implement the projects. The Embassy of

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OIC urges sincere support for Afghan-owned peace process

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, urged the neighbors and international community to extend unequivocal support to the Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process. In a statement the OIC reiterated its appeal to the Government and all parties in Afghanistan to unite and redouble their efforts to

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AIHRC Records 4,000 cases of violence against women

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has released its yearly report on violence against women and said in the last year (1396 Solar Year) over 4,000 cases of violence against women were registered by the commission. The report says that the number of cases has increased by 11,7 percent against the previous year

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Rulers want to crush Kashmiris’ dissent: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Hurriyat (M) has strongly denounced the repressive policies of the ruling regime against the Kashmiris. On one hand people are deprived of basic fundamental right to live in presence of lakhs of forces and on the other hand a reign of terror is unleashed on the people through harassment and unjustified torture, Hurriyat

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Bureaucrat masterminded Kathua girl’s rape, murder: Report

JAMMU (Sarzameen News)- As the mastermind named by Kashmir police in Kathua minor rape and murder is yet to be arrested, the family of the minor girl has complained of slow pace of the investigation because of political interference, NDTV reported. The report quoting the Crime Branch of police said that the 60-year-old Sanji Ram, who

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Pro-freedom slogans forces Ravi to leave speech

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Hindu guru and Art of Living (AOL) founder, Sri Ravi Shankar had to cut short his speech and leave the venue after pro-freedom and anti-India slogans were raised by the audience at International Convention Center in Srinagar. The so-called peace conference titled ‘Paigam e Mohabbat’ could not go beyond minutes as the participants

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Aga Khan inaugurates Sunder Nursery in New Delhi’s 90-acre City Park

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News)- The 49th hereditary Imam of Shai Ismaili Mslim and the founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network Prince Karim Aga Khan inaugurated the Sunder Nursery in New Delhi’s 90-are City Park. According to a statement by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the Sunder Nursery was jointly inaugurated by Shri

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Ghani discusses Kabul process with political, Jihadi leaders

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held talks with some political and Jihadi leaders at the Presidential Palace on Thursday to discuss the Kabul Process conference which will be held at the end of this month. The Presidential Palace said in a statement that the president listened to views of the participants at the meeting

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