Tag: Afghanistan

Peace in Afghanistan: Can US Recipe be cherished in Afghanistan ever?

Major General S B Asthana,SM,VSM After several rounds of US Taliban Peace Talks in Doha, the reluctantly agreed upon ‘so-called intra-Afghan dialogue’ scheduled on April 19, 2019 was abruptly cancelled on April 18 amid seemingly insignificant disagreements about the size and composition of the Afghan delegation, which Taliban objected to. US State Department conveyed their

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India does not fully meet the minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking: 2018 US Report

Newsroom24x7 Network The Government of India does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons although it is making significant efforts to do so. This is underscored by the “2018 Trafficking in Persons Report”, released earlier this year by the US State Department. The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report is an

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Only by addressing inequality, exclusion and discrimination, we can build peaceful societies resilient to terrorism: António Guterres

UN Security Council discusses Afghanistan and Central Asia Newsroom24x7 Network New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the UN Security Council on Friday (19 January 2017) that the entire international community has a stake in peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, and the countries of Central Asia have a particularly important role to play. The

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Scourge of our planet is a small group of rogue regimes: Donald Trump

Newsroom24x7 Network United Nations, New York City: The US President Donald Trump said in his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. They respect neither their own citizens nor

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World News: Samsung Heir Gets Prison Sentence

Newsroom24x7 Network New York/Seol: Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for giving millions in bribes (Korea Times) to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her confidante. Lee was also found guilty of concealing overseas assets and perjury in a trial that resulted in sentences for four other

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Pakistan gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror: Donald Trump

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: After having studying Afghanistan in great detail and from every angle and following many meetings, over many months, the US President Donald Trump held a final meeting last Friday at Camp David, with his Cabinet and Generals, to complete the US strategy vis-a-vis Afghanistan. Trump has concluded that the security threats

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US Secretary of State Tillerson for dialogue with the Taliban in Afghaistan

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: The US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson feels very strongly and wants some sort of a peace process. That means actually sitting down and talking with members of the Taliban and starting to facilitate that kind of dialogue. Like in many situations in many other countries, ultimately military options or

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“Iran is the most dangerous threat to the US”

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: Iran remains one of the most dangerous threats to the United States – not only vis-a-vis the US interests in America but also around the world. Iran is also a threat to regional stability and their full range of activities extend far beyond the nuclear threat. This is how Heather Nauert,

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US stand at NATO: Defeating ISIS must be the top priority

 Newsroom24x7 Network Brussels: The U.S. commitment to NATO – an Alliance forged from the ashes of World War II that has remained a necessary defense measure against common threats for more than half a century – is strong and this Alliance remains the bedrock for transatlantic security. At the top of this list, when it comes

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Heart of Asia Conference concludes with consensus on addressing the menace of terrorism

Newsroom24x7 Staff Amritsar: The Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process on Afghanistan today adopted the Amritsar Declaration which puts focus on the Heart of Asia countries and supporting countries and organizations working together to comprehensively address the menace of terrorism. The Conference had substantive deliberations on a number of facets pertaining to

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Nations where UN designated terrorists roam freely have no place in the comity of nations: Sushma Swaraj calls Pakistani bluff

Newsroom24x7 Special Correspondent New York: Blunting the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif’s tirade against India at the UN General Assembly last week, India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj today said at the UNGA that nations where UN designated terrorists roam freely, lead processions and deliver their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity, are as culpable

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World will have to fight the forces spreading terror by radicalising people on the basis of religion: Pranab Mukherjee

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, addressing the nation for the fifth time on the eve of Independence Day, said that in these four years, he has seen with some disquiet, forces of divisiveness and intolerance trying to raise their ugly head. Attacks on weaker sections that militate against the national ethos are aberrations

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I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: US President Barack Obama today said that he would not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack the United States of America again. Obama said the security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious and the Taliban remains a threat. Underscoring his decision on the US miission in

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Economic engagement is a clear priority for India, Iran and Afghanistan: Narendra Modi

Newsroom24x7 Staff Tehran: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi today said that the agenda for economic engagement is a clear priority for India, Iran and Afghanistan. Modi was addressing a Trilateral meeting hosted by the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. He said: “We stand together in unity of our purpose. To carve out new routes

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