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Government Seeks to ‘Convince’ Pakistan of Changing Its Afghan Policy

Afghan government was attempting to convince Pakistan to change its policy towards Afghanistan, following the state-to-state dialogue between the two neighboring countries, the Chief Executive office said Saturday. Pakistan has repeatedly been accused of supporting militants targeting Afghanistan, however, Islamabad denies the charges. “The government insists on continuation of dialogue with [Pakistan] so the country …

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Ghani Reiterates Call to Pakistan to Intensify State-to-State Dialogue with Afghanistan

Addressing Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Kabul on Thursday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reiterated his call to Pakistan to intensify the state-to-state peace dialogue with Afghanistan. “I call once again on Pakistan to intensify the state-to-state dialogue with us to secure regional peace and security,” Ghani said.”Providing sanctuary to malign …

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Third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Kicks Off in Kabul

The third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Held in Kabul on Wednesday where representatives from 50 countries and international organizations participated to hear Afghanistan’s anti-corruption strategy. On the sidelines of the meeting, the participants discussed and reviewed the situation of women in Afghanistan. The event started with a warm welcome by …

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Pakistan’s ISI Has Links to ‘Terrorist Groups’ – Top U.S. General

In a separate Senate hearing on Tuesday, the top U.S. military officer said that he believed Pakistan’s main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups. U.S. officials have long been frustrated by what they term Pakistan’s unwillingness to act against militant groups including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani …

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