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Kidnapped Finish Aid Worker Released

A Finnish aid worker who was kidnapped from Kabul in May has been released, Finland’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The kidnapped woman was abducted by gunmen from her residential area in Darulaman area of Kabul. She was working for Operation Mercy, a Swedish group. A German colleague and an …

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Pakistani Foreign Minister Talks Afghanistan, Regional Security with Turkish Leadership

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif met with Turkish leadership in Ankara and vowed to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan. The talks in Ankara were focused on Afghanistan and what was described as “deepening mutual coordination on regional peace, security and connectivity”. “Emphasizing that lasting peace in …

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Pakistani PM Offers Joint Afghan Border Patrols

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that his country was willing to set up joint patrols with Afghanistan to combat militants along their porous border. “Whatever it takes to fight terrorism … Pakistan is totally open to that,” Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said. He denied Pakistan was harboring …

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Iran, Pakistan Stress Political Solution in Afghanistan

Pakistan and Iran say there is no military solution for the conflict in Afghanistan and that a negotiated political solution is imperative for lasting peace. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, on his day-long visit to Tehran Monday, discussed with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani the “strengthening of brotherly relations between …

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