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Afghan government team seeks to end ongoing war, violence via talks with Taliban - Kabul

Kabul, Sep 14 (Sputnik) The Afghan government's team intends to put an end to the longstanding war and violence in the country and ensure lasting peace via the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha, Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Monday.
The landmark intra-Afghan peace talks started on Saturday after both sides successfully completed a long-awaited prisoner exchange arrangement. Earlier on Monday, Ahmad Nader Naderi, a member of the government’s negotiating team, said that the participants had reached some progress during the Sunday contact group session, as they discussed schedules of upcoming meetings and relevant issues.
"The purpose of the Afghan government's negotiating team in the peace talks is to end the war and violence, ceasefire and ensure lasting peace and stability in the country," Sediqqi wrote on Twitter.
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Saudi national arrested in Jeddah for attacking guard of French Counsulate

29 Oct 2020 | 8:44 PM

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Bangladesh to gain more dignified position in world: PM Hasina

29 Oct 2020 | 8:06 PM

Dhaka, Oct 29 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government has taken the responsibility of taking the country to a more dignified position in the world by running the state in every field, especially socio-economically.

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Pakistan admits role in Pulwama terror attack

Pakistan admits role in Pulwama terror attack

29 Oct 2020 | 7:48 PM

Islamabad, Oct 29 (UNI) Pakistan, in a startling admission, on Thursday confessed that the Pulwama terror attack in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019, was carried out by them.

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US economy grows by record 33 1 pc during 3rd quarter

29 Oct 2020 | 6:56 PM

Washington, Oct 29 (UNI) The US economy expanded by a record rate of 33.1 percent on a year on year basis in real terms during the July-September quarter, according to latest data released by the country's Commerce Department on Thursday.

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France to activate Vigipirate counter-terror plan

France to activate Vigipirate counter-terror plan

29 Oct 2020 | 6:38 PM

Paris, Oct 29 (UNI) France would activate the 'Vigipirate counter-terrorism plan,' after the deadly knife attack in Nice on Thursday, Prime Minister Jean Castex said here.

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