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UN Mission’s Mandate in Afghanistan Extended for Six Months

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 17 September 2019, expressing support for the country’s full assumption of its own security, governance and development, consistent with priorities outlined in the Transformation Decade (2015-2024). Unanimously adopting resolution 2460 (2019) – tabled by Germany …

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Afghan Peace Within Reach: Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that peace in Afghanistan is “around the corner,” citing ongoing peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban representatives. Addressing a big public gathering in northern Bajaur tribal district on the Afghan border, Imran Khan said, “negotiations have been initiated with the Taliban. God willing, our …

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In Unusual Move, U.S. Summons Visiting Afghan NSA Mohib

In an unusual move, the United States summoned Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib hours after he blasted Special U.S. Representative Zalmay Khalilzad for bypassing the elected Afghan government in their direct peace talks with the Taliban.   “Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale summoned Afghan National Security Advisor …

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