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Afghan Gov’t Announces List Of Qatar Delegation

The Afghan government on Tuesday announced a 250-member delegation for peace talks with the Taliban in Doha, the capital of Qatar.  The Afghan delegation list is consists of 250 members including 52 women. The delegation includes government senior officials, Jihadi leaders, tribal elders, representatives of political parties, political figures, High Peace …

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Afghan Delegation for Qatar Talks Finalized

After several days of negotiations, the Reconciliation Leadership Council has finalized the list of participants for the Qatar meeting, a member of the Council said on Monday. Mohammad Ismail Khan who is also a participant in Doha meeting told Ariana News that 150 people including 40 women will attend at …

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Sancharak District on Verge of Collapse

The Archto and Bazar Bashi villages in Sancharak district of northern Sar-e-Pul province collapsed to the hand of the Taliban militants, a local official confirmed on Monday. Naqibullah Daqiq, the district governor for Sancharak told Ariana News that the Taliban insurgents have completely captured both villages as the security forces …

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Girls’ School Set Ablaze in Farah

Unidentified militants set ablaze a girls’ school on Sunday night in western Farah province, a local official confirmed. Sadiq Halimi, deputy head of the Farah Education Directorate told Ariana News that armed men entered the “Shahid Binafsha” Girls High School and placed explosives inside the building and detonated it afterward. …

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Khalilzad Urges Taliban to Agree to Ceasefire

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday Urged the Taliban militants to agree to a ceasefire. “The quickest way to prevent casualties is to agree to a ceasefire. Taliban senior leadership should allow their representatives to come to the table and discuss. I will continue to …

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Seven Children Killed, Eight Wounded in Laghman Explosion

At least seven children were killed and eight others wounded when an unexploded ordnance detonated in the eastern Laghman province late on Sunday, a local official said. Provincial governor’s spokesman Assadullah Dawlatzai told Ariana News that the incident took place while the children were playing outside their houses in Basram …

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CEO Abdullah Boycotts Consultative Peace Jirga

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Sunday that he will not participate at the Grand Consultative Peace Jirga which is expected to be held on April 29. In a statement released on Sunday, Abdullah said that he was not consulted about the consultative peace meeting. According to Afghanistan’s Chief Executive, …

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RLC Postpones Its Third Meeting Over Disagreements

The third meeting of Reconciliation Leadership Council has been postponed for an unknown period of time due to disagreements between the politicians and the leadership of the Afghan government. On Saturday, sources told Ariana News that there are disagreements over the formation of the negotiating team and the combination of …

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