G20 LEADERS TO DISCUSS AFGHANISTAN IN VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Tue 12 October 2021: G20 leaders will hold a virtual summit on Tuesday to discuss Afghanistan, with the Italy-hosted talks focused on the humanitarian and security situation following the takeover by the Taliban. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, whose country holds the rotating G20 presidency, has been pushing to widen the global discussion on Afghanistan […]

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“INSTEAD OF PRESSURE, THE WORLD SHOULD COOPERATE WITH US.” -AFGHAN FM

Tue 12 October 2021: The new Taliban administration has attempted to build relations with foreign countries to try stave off a catastrophic economic disaster, almost two months after the last Western-backed government collapsed and the organization swept into Kabul. “The international community need to start cooperating with us,” acting Foreign Minister Mullah Amir Khan Muttaqi […]

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TALIBAN TO MEET EU OFFICIALS ON TUESDAY: ACTING FOREIGN MINISTER MUTTAQI

Mon 11 October 2021: A Taliban delegation will meet European Union representatives in Doha on Tuesday, acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said, days after face-to-face talks with the United States. “Tomorrow we are meeting the EU representatives. We are having positive meetings with representatives of other countries,” Muttaqi said on Monday at an event […]

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“KINDERGARTEN LEVEL”: EX-PENTAGON CHIEF SAYS US HAS LOST AI RACE WITH CHINA

Mon 11 October 2021: According to the former chief software officer of the Pentagon, China has a competitive edge over the US in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). “We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years,” Nicolas Chaillan said in an interview with London-based business newspaper, Financial Times. He called […]

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INDIA, CHINA BLAME EACH OTHER FOR FAILURE OF NEW ROUND OF BORDER TALKS

Mon 11 October 2021: China and India have failed to advance with the disengagement of forces at remaining points on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), blaming each other for the deadlock during the latest round of commander-level talks. The 13th round of talks took place on Sunday. “The Chinese side made great efforts to […]

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“OPENING A NEW PAGE”: US, TALIBAN HOLD FIRST TALKS SINCE AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL

Sun 10 October 2021: The in-person meetings between US and Taliban that began in Doha on Saturday are the first since US forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August – ending a 20-year military presence – and the Taliban’s rise to power. The Taliban Foreign Affairs Minister Amir Khan Mutaqqi said Saturday that the group remains […]

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‘FATHER OF PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR BOMB’ ABDUL QADEER KHAN DIES

Sun 10 October 2021: Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, a prominent nuclear scientist in Pakistan, died on Sunday after his health deteriorated. Dr. Khan is regarded as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program and is hailed as a hero at home for developing the Muslim world’s first nuclear weapon. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s health began to […]

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ANDY FLOWER APPOINTED AFGHANISTAN’S CONSULTANT FOR T20 WORLD CUP

Sat 09 October 2021: Andy Flower, a former Zimbabwe captain and England coach, has been selected as the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s (ACB) consultant for the Twenty20 World Cup. From 1992 to 2003, Flower played 63 tests and 213 one-day international matches for Zimbabwe. From 2009 to 2014, he coached England, helping them win the T20 […]

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