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Afghanistan to release 400 'hard-core' Taliban in bid for peace

KABUL — Afghanistan agreed on Sunday to release 400 “hard-core” Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks aimed at ending almost two decades of war. 564 more words

World

Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani yes release of Taliban prisoners

President Ghani’s statement comes after Afghan grand assembly passed a resolution on Sunday morning.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has agreed to release 400 Taliban prisoners after an Afghan grand assembly, known as the Loya Jirga, passed a resolution to approve the move. 807 more words

Noble Reporters

MarySmith'sPlace - An Afghan Ceilidh AfghanistanAdventures#47

The days in Waras passed too quickly. I wanted more time in which to get to know better these extraordinary women. They worked hard, rising early in the mornings to milk the cows, send the flocks out to pasture with the small boys, on whom the role of shepherd inevitably fell, and feed the hens. 833 more words

Photography

The Last Standing Afghan Girl

Afghan Girls helping Afghan Police as volunteers.

Nov 2019. Starbucks Delhi.

My latte had just been announced by Barista and I was waiting for Mehreen (Name Changed). 797 more words

World Bank to provide USD 380 million to Afghanistan

The goal of the aid is to help Afghanistan “cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Afghan households, support critical food supply chains, and provide emergency support to farmers,” the World Bank said in a statement.  120 more words

Country Government

US Department of State: On the Loya Jirga in Afghanistan

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement:

The United States commends the participants of the Loya Jirga to be convened on August 7 to consolidate national support for peace.   531 more words