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    EU reiterates support to Afghan peace, calls for truce

    20 January 2021

    KABUL: The European Union has reiterated its support to the ongoing Afghan peace process, urging an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

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    Biden administration to reassess US-Taliban Doha deal: Blinken

    20 January 2021

    KABUL: Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. State Department, on Tuesday that the new president’s team will take a close look at what has already been agreed with the Taliban.

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    Australia reiterates support to the Afghan peace process

    19 January 2021

    KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison discussed bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process in a telephonic conversation, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

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    US troop strength cut down to 2,500 in Afghanistan

    15 January 2021

    KABUL: The U.S. military has reduced its troops’ number to 2500 in Afghanistan by Friday (today), a drawdown that meets the stipulations of the US-Taliban peace deal but goes against the country’s Congressional decision.

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    Continued violence from Taliban hinders peace process: Miller

    14 January 2021

    KABUL: The US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, believes continued violence perpetrated by the Taliban has made the ongoing peace process difficult, and the Afghan people should be aware of the matter.

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    US not advocating for interim govt. in Afghanistan: Wilson

    13 January 2021

    KABUL: The US envoy to Afghanistan has said his country isn’t advocating for an interim government in Kabul, adding the ongoing peace negotiations should reflect the wishes and aspirations of the Afghan people.

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    US continues troop drawdown despite bill says otherwise 

    13 January 2021

    KABUL: The US military has continued to withdraw from Afghanistan despite a new US law prohibits the reduction without the Pentagon sending Congress an assessment of the risks. 

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    Egyptian envoy dubs war against Afghans, Govt. 'unlawful'

    12 January 2021

    KABUL: Condemning the recent terrorist attacks across Afghanistan, the Egyptian envoy to Kabul says the spike in violence and conflict against the Afghan masses, as well as the incumbent system, fly in the face of Islamic teachings and principles. 

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    UNAMA announces full support to intra-Afghan negotiations

    7 January 2021

    KABUL: The Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and UNAMA’s head, Deborah Lyons, conferring on the latest peace developments. 

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    Khalilzad returns to Doha, encourages sides to agree on truce 

    5 January 2021

    KABUL: The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, arrived in Doha on Monday evening, one day before the second round of the peace negotiations are to get underway.