US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says that they are committed to a strong female representation at intra-Afghan negotiations. "All Afghans must be prepared to work together - with our support - to design a future for Afghanistan that honors internationally recognized values around the rights and roles of women," Khalilzad said. He noted that

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A member of Logar provincial council was killed along with his two guards in a shooting in Kabul city on Sunday, Kabul police confirmed. Nasir Ghairat was killed around 9:20a.m. in Qalae Koche Barqi area, Police District 8 of the city, Ferdaws Faramarz, a police spokesman said. His driver was injured in the shooting, Faramarz said. Earlier, Mohammad Qasim Khoshiwal, deputy head of provincial council in

8 March 2020

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that New Delhi has "friends and influence" in Afghanistan. The comments come even as US and Taliban signed a deal that lead to American troops leaving the landlocked south Asian country but questions still remain on intra-Afghan talks. Indian EAM, speaking at an event in Delhi said, "Today, we

8 March 2020

This year again we, the Ambassadors of the European Union and the Member States based in Kabul and the Ambassador of Norway, seize the opportunity of 8 March, the International Women´s Day, to offer our support to the women and girls of Afghanistan. But this year is different. Just a few days ago, on 29 February, respectively in Kabul and in Doha, a

8 March 2020

Croatia's job in Afghanistan is done and going there is probably the last Croatian army contingent, President Zoran Milanović has said. The Croatian army has participated in the missions in Afghanistan since 2003. The 12th contingent is departing for the Resolute Support mission. A decision to that effect was signed by Milanovic, the Armed Forces Supreme Commander.

8 March 2020

Moscow expects that a peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) will be fully implemented, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing . "We do hope that the agreement signed by the US and the Taliban movement will be fully implemented," the diplomat pointed out, adding that the agreement had not led to immediate positive

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