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Taliban Confirms ‘Successful’ Exchange of Prisoners

Taliban confirms prisoners exchange, calling it a step forward in “good-will and confidence-building measures” that can help the Afghan peace process. In a statement, released late on Thursday, the insurgent group confirmed the releasing of Anas Haqqani, Mali Khan, and Hafiz Abdul Rashid. Taliban has “successfully” released the two foreign …

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Intra-Afghan Meeting in China Delays Again

The intra-Afghan meeting between politicians, Taliban and Afghan government representatives in Beijing, the capital of China, has delayed once again. Afghan politicians, who are invited to the meeting, on Monday told Ariana News that the conference was expected to be held on 21st and 22nd of November this week, but …

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AGO Probes 2,527 Cases of Violence against Women

The Attorney General Office (AGO) has investigated around 2,527 cases of violence against women across the country this year, an official said on Wednesday. Jamshid Rasoli, spokesman for the AGO, told reporters on Wednesday that legal actions have been taken against the perpetrators of these cases. The cases of violence …

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MPs Describe Taliban Prisoner Swap Act of Treason

Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday described the release of Taliban’s top prisoners by President Ashraf Ghani as a national treason. Nilofar Ibrahimi, a member of parliament from Badakhshan province, said it was “a shameful deal” for the releasing of the killers of Afghan people. “If peace is an excuse, the releasing …

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