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US sanctions will not impact earthquake-related aid to Afghanistan

Washington, June 23 (UNI/Sputnik) The Biden administration has assessed that the sanctions imposed on the Taliban (under UN sanctions over terrorist activities) do not impact the humanitarian earthquake-related aid to the country, but acknowledges it is too early to reach a definite conclusion, US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights Rina Amiri said on Thursday.
"We had a conversation yesterday with the key departments and bureaus throughout the US government on this issue. Overall, our assessment is that our sanctions are not having an impact in terms of our capacity to address the disaster," Amiri said during a telephonic press briefing.
Amiri acknowledged that it is still "very early" to conclude with certainty that that is the case given that the earthquake occurred on Wednesday.
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Sri Lankan ex-president in Thailand for temporary stay: Thai govt

12 Aug 2022 | 5:48 PM

Bangkok, Aug 12 (UNI) Thailand's foreign ministry confirmed on Friday that Sri Lanka's former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived in Thailand for a temporary stay.

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Landslides in Kashmir, KP, GB: MeT

12 Aug 2022 | 5:08 PM

Islamabad, Aug 12 (UNI) Heavy rain may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, the Pakistan MeT Department has warned in its forecast till Saturday.

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Colombia seeks to restart peace talks with ELN

12 Aug 2022 | 12:23 PM

Havana, Aug 12 (UNI) The Colombian government wants to resume peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla in the Cuban capital, Colombia's Foreign Affairs Minister Alvaro Leyva said here.

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Militancy returns to Pakistan's Swat Valley

12 Aug 2022 | 12:13 PM

Islamabad, Aug 12 (UNI) Militancy appears to be returning to the Swat Valley in Pakistan, the media reported on Friday.

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