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China reiterates stance on Kashmir issue, calls for peaceful resolution

China reiterates stance on Kashmir issue, calls for peaceful resolution

BEIJING: China on Thursday reiterated its consistent and clear position on the Kashmir issue, and called for its proper and peaceful settlement under the United Nations (UN) Charter, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and bilateral agreements, the Express tribune reported. “China’s position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear. The Kashmir issue is […]

Gunmen Attack Defense Minister’s House in Kabul

Gunmen Attack Defense Minister’s House in Kabul

Kabul: A car bomb attack occurred near the residence of acting Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi at around 8pm (local time) in downtown Kabul on Tuesday evening, followed by sporadic gunfire and hand grenade blasts, reported Tolo news, The attack happened in the Shirpoor area of Kabul’s District 10, an area crowded with houses owned […]

Russia Increases Tajik Bases Combat Capabilities: Report

Russia Increases Tajik Bases Combat Capabilities: Report

Moscow: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday said they have increased the combat capabilities of its military base in Tajikistan and training local soldiers, the Tolonews reported.  This comes after Moscow warned that Daesh was moving into neighbouring Afghanistan, reports said. The security situation has rapidly deteriorated in Afghanistan amid a US troop withdrawal, […]

Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Hit Record Levels, says UN

Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Hit Record Levels, says UN

Kabul: The civilian casualties reported in Afghanistan for the first half of 2021 have reached record levels, the UN said in a report released on Monday, the Tolonews reported.  The UN has warned that without significant de-escalation, 2021 will witness the highest ever number of documented civilian casualties in a single year since UNAMA recording […]

Rockets Land Near Presidential Palace as Ghani, other officials were having Eid Prayers

Rockets Land Near Presidential Palace as Ghani, other officials were having Eid Prayers

Kabul: Three rockets landed near the Presidential Palace on Tuesday morning during Eid prayers where President Ashraf Ghani and other politicians and officials had attended. The rockets landed when they just started the Eid prayers. Sources confirmed that the rockets were fired from Parwan-e-Se area in Kabul’s District 18 in north of the city. The […]

President Ghani Recalls Afghan Envoy from Pakistan

President Ghani Recalls Afghan Envoy from Pakistan

Kabul: President Ghani has recalled the Afghan envoy and other Afghan diplomats from Islamabad over the kidnapping and torturing of Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of the Afghan ambassador in Islamabad, Najibullah Alikhil, the Tolonews reported.  The kidnappers of the ambassador’s daughter must be brought to justice and the safety of Afghan diplomats in Pakistan be […]

Pakistan, Afghanistan, US, Uzbekistan create platform for regional cooperation

Pakistan, Afghanistan, US, Uzbekistan create platform for regional cooperation

Islamabad: Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and Uzbekistan formed a new diplomatic platform to support peace and stability in Afghanistan and foster regional trade and business ties, the State Department said on Friday as US troops continue their planned withdrawal from the war-torn country, the Express tribune reported. “The parties consider long-term peace and stability […]

UAE becomes first state in Gulf to open embassy in Israel

UAE  becomes first state in Gulf to open embassy in Israel

TEL AVIV: The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday become the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel, as its envoy hailed the trade and investment opportunities that closer ties would bring at a flag-raising ceremony also attended by Israel’s president, Reuters reported.  Brought together by shared unease about Iran, the UAE and Bahrain […]

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