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NATO countries bear primary responsibility for Afghan situation: Putin

Moscow, Russia| Xinhua | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bears primary responsibility for the current situation in Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at the plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi. “While the participation of both China and Russia and other …

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U.S. will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State said on Monday. “We will not participate in the Moscow talks,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters in a press briefing. “The Troika-plus has been an effective, …

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U.S., Taliban officials to hold talks in Doha over the weekend

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | A U.S. delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar, over the weekend to meet with senior Afghan Taliban representatives, the State Department said on Friday. “This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of U.S. vital national interest,” a State Department …

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Russia to invite Taliban for talks in Moscow

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Moscow will invite Taliban representatives to take part in international talks on Afghanistan later this month, Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Thursday. Taliban representatives will be invited to take part in Moscow-format talks on Afghanistan on Oct. 20, the TASS news …

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Afghanistan wants friendly relations with international community: acting FM

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | The acting foreign minister of the newly-formed administration of Afghanistan said Thursday that Afghanistan wants to have friendly relations with the international community, including the neighboring and regional countries. “The Islamic Emirate wants to have friendly relations with the international community and co-exist with all the nations …

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U.S. use of drones under scrutiny after deadly strike in Afghanistan

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The use of drones by the U.S. military against targets in other countries has come under scrutiny again following a deadly strike that it carried out recently in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was alleged to have wrongly killed multiple civilians there, including young children. U.S. Secretary of …

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Kampala yet to recognise new Afghan government – Minister Oryem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is still holding it’s recognition of the Taliban government, with Minister of State for International Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem saying no formation of a new government has been brought to the attention of Kampala. Minister Okello Oryem said when the formation of the government is …

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UN Women chief asks Taliban to respect rights of Afghan women

United Nations | Xinhua | A United Nations (UN) high-ranking official on Thursday called on the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan to respect the rights of women. “Women have a right to peaceful protest and to a life free of violence. In taking control of Afghanistan, the Taliban authorities assume a duty …

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Putin attributes Afghan crisis to imposition of foreign values

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The current crisis in Afghanistan is a direct consequence of “irresponsible attempts to impose alien values from the outside” on the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Addressing the 13th BRICS summit via video link, Putin pointed out foreign countries’ desire to “build so-called …

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