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Photo: A German Taliban arrested by Afghan forces in southern Helmand province
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In the meantime, new statement from Afghan Taliban, claiming it's holding 17 security personnel and spox for the Uruzgan provincial governor as POWs in a special operation in Kandahar
Police arrest 4 armed robbers in Kabul
Afghan CEO Abdullah says govt is ready to talk directly, without conditions or threat of violence. He says govt is committed to talking and engaging the Taliban on basis of a realistic reconciliation program that addresses issues that divide the nation and cause armed conflict
CEO Abdullah states that Afghans, including security forces, continue to pay a heavy price for the war and that Afghanistan is indeed the frontline state fighting multiple shades of terrorist organizations that aim to destabilize the country
Afghan CEO Abdullah says international cooperation is a central plank as long as it is in accordance with laws and norms, including sovereign equality and non-interference. International cooperation can take on many forms and involve different actors
Afghan CEO Abdullah says all speakers had expressed constructive views based on a realistic assessment of the situation in and around Afghanistan, as well as on global trends that call for effective measures to combat terrorism
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Italy pledges 120 million Euros for Afghan security forces
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Hundreds of Baghlan residents protest against Pakistan
Government officials, civil society activists and residents of Nangarhar mark national Soldier Day in Jalalabad city
ISIS attack repulsed in North of Afghanistan, 9 militants killed, 13 wounded
According to @pajhwok a German militant (without details so far) has been arrested in Greshk district of Helmand province
The threat is not only against Afghanistan but also the international community, NSA Atmar says at Kabul Process meeting
Report in Russian, distressing scenes as people apparently scramble for animal feed - to feed themselves - in Turkmenistan
Afghan minister of interior Wais Barmak says insurgents are getting financial support from foreign countries and through cultivation and production of drugs
Afghan MOD Bahrami says a recent airstrike in Warduj district in Badakhshan resulted in the death of 17 foreign fighters. He says to date 1,500 Daesh militants have been killed in Afghanistan
Afghan minister of defense Tariq Shah Bahrami says operations have been conducted around the country against Taliban, Daesh and other insurgent groups in the hope of bringing stability to provinces
NDS chief tells delegates at meeting that security forces have arrested about 200 Haqqani militants and have killed and arrested a number of senior Taliban commanders in recent months
The US military has carried out more airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
Afghan NDS Chief Stanekzai says hundreds of foreign militants have been arrested and that there is the possibility of hundreds more having been killed on the battlefields
Afghan NDS Chief Stanekzai says militants are being recruited from around the world through the use of social media
Afghan head of National Directorate of Security Masoom Stanekzai addresses delegates at the meeting and says as Ghani pointed out Afghanistan is facing a terrorism threat on an internaitonal level and in line with this security forces have been arresting foreign militants
A German militant arrested by Afghan Security forces in Greshk district of southern Helmand province
Afghanistan's Ghani offers talks with Taliban 'without preconditions'
Afghan President Ghani puts forward peace offer to Taliban: Taliban should recognize the Kabul government and agree to a ceasefire; Afghanistan will recognize Taliban as a political group, offer them passports, office in Kabul, release of prisoners, and removal of sanctions
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Pakistani the Frontier Corps personnel on Wednesday conducted intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in various areas of Balochistan and recovered large quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives
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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban as a legitimate political group. Ghani proposed a ceasefireanda release of prisoners. He also said he would be ready to accept a review of the constitution as part of a pact with the Taliban
Russian online media begins to whip up hysteria over Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev's recent order given to communications minister Abayev about the need for government and parliament to speak Kazakh language.
How many US troops in Afghanistan? @CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Joseph Votel won't tell HASC during opening hearing: "We generally don't talk numbers in public"
@CENTCOM Commander Gen. Joseph Votel: 64% of Afghanistan controlled by Afghan government; 12% controlled by Taliban. Rest of the country is contested
"We are taken a conditions-based approach that is focused on reconciliation as its end state" Gen. Votal says of Afghanistan "We are engaging the partners in the region"
"The big idea here in with what we're trying to do in Afghanistan is drive toward reconciliation" per @Centcom's Gen. Votel. "This is different" he says "than the approach we've had in the past"
@CENTCOM Commander General Votel on Pakistan's efforts: "It does not yet equal the decisive action we would like to see them take in terms of a strategic shift but they are positive indicators. They give me hope."
"I do have very frequent and routine, professional communications with my counterpart [in Pakistan]" per Votel "I can't describe the relationship as trustful at this point. There is a lot of history that has to be overcome"
"Success in Afghanistan and South Asia will require a strong relationship and the cooperation of Pakistan" per @CENTCOM's General Votel
Kazakhstan banned Russian language from use at Cabinet of ministers meetings
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ISIS stones man for adultery at Wazir Tangi #Nangarhar
Afghan President @ashrafghani says he has a message of peace for Taliban and Pakistan
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Indian Foreign Secretary VijayGokhale who arrived today for Kabul Process Conference meets Afghan MFA
Five members of an uprising were killed and six other, including a key commander, wounded in northern Faryab province
"Pakistan has taken active measures to strengthen financial supervision and crack down on terrorist financing and made important progress. China gives high recognition to this and hopes all concerned parties in intl' community can give an objective and fair assessment – Chinese MFA spokerson
Chakhansuri says if any group wants to talk about peace they must take practical steps to do so. He also said government will outline its peace plan at Kabul Process and discuss fight against terrorism
Afghan President Ghani's spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri confirms over 20 countries and organizations will attend Kabul Process meeting from Wednesday and among delegates will deputy ministers
Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. It is also sometimes referred to as Middle Asia, and, colloquially, "the 'stans" (as the six countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of") and is within the scope of the wider Eurasian continent.
Central Asia include five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan (pop. 17 million), Kyrgyzstan (5.7 million), Tajikistan (8.0 million), Turkmenistan (5.2 million), and Uzbekistan (30 million), for a total population of about 66 million as of 2013–2014. Afghanistan (pop. 31.1 million) is also sometimes included. (wikipedia)
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