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11 rebels join peace process in Herat

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Feb 10, 2016 - 15:49
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen militants on Wednesday joined the peace process in western Herat province, an official said. Local officials said the reconciling militants had been active against the government in Guzra district. They laid down...
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Ghani misses deadline to include women in peace process: HRW

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Jan 13, 2016 - 18:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential human rights watchdog on Wednesday asked the Afghan government to quickly remedy its missed deadline to produce a plan to include women in the peace process. Human Rights Watch said in September 2015, the government...
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Aziz asks Taliban to stop insurgency ahead of peace talks

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Dec 31, 2015 - 13:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has asked Afghan Taliban to shun violence ahead of talks with the government in Kabul to make the peace process a success.
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Extension of sanctions impediment to peace: Taliban

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Dec 24, 2015 - 15:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Reacting to the extension of UN sanctions against their leaders for another year, the Taliban said on Thursday the action constituted a stumbling-block to peace. Recently, the UN Security Council’s special session on Afghanistan was...
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Peace possible if occupation is over: Hekmatyar

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Nov 28, 2015 - 15:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) violent faction leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar has said he wants a "real and fair peace" if all foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan and new elections are held in 2016. “Peace can be established and...
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5 rebels join peace process, surrender arms in Sar-i-Pul

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Oct 20, 2015 - 15:56
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): A group of five insurgents, known as Zulfiqar, has joined the reconciliation in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Tuesday.
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Afghan journalist among world’s top 10 peace builders

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Sep 05, 2015 - 19:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Institute of Peace has selected an Afghan freelance journalist, Yasir Ahmadzai, among the top 10 peace builders across the globe for the year 2015.
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Mosazai urges Pakistani cleric to help revive stalled talks

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Aug 08, 2015 - 18:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan government on Saturday asked Pakistani religious scholar Mulana Sami-ul-Haq who enjoyed greater influence among Taliban to help revive the stalled peace talks.
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Afghan peace process: Pakistan seen as manipulator

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Aug 04, 2015 - 10:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan is a dexterous wheeler-dealer, not a reliable partner in the mission to bring reconciliation to Afghanistan, participants of a huge gathering in Kabul agreed.
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Second round of peace talks expected soon: US envoy

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Jul 31, 2015 - 17:50
Kabul (Pajhwok): Postponed after Mullah Omar's demise, the second round of peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban is expected soon, a US official said on Friday.
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Talks won't slow down counter-terror campaign: MoFA

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Jul 08, 2015 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Wednesday said the government was fully determined to achieve peace but reconciliation talks would not slow down the ongoing counter-terrorism campaign.
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Efforts for peace, stability to be stepped up: Mangal

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Jun 28, 2015 - 17:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Minister for Borders and Tribal Affairs Mohammad Gulab Mangal has said efforts have been stepped up to ensure greater peace and unity in the country.
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Pakistan alone can’t bring peace to Afghanistan: experts

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Jun 25, 2015 - 20:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Political experts on Thursday said informal talks between Afghan government and Taliban representatives might yield positive results but it was a fallacy that Pakistan alone could pave the ground for peace talks. Despite large...
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23 more Nangarhar rebels join peace process

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Jun 23, 2015 - 16:42
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 23 armed rebels, including two commanders, have joined peace committee, member of a peace committee said on Tuesday.
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Foreign troops, graft & neighbours’ meddling hampering peace

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Jun 04, 2015 - 09:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The continued international military presence, foreign meddling, proxy wars, the absence of an impartial peace body, lack of an effective strategy, widespread corruption, unemployment and drugs are seen as major impediments to the reconciliation drive in Afghanistan.
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Muhaqqeq: Pakistan yet to honour peace pledges

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Jun 03, 2015 - 17:35
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Second deputy chief executive officer Mohammad Muhaqqeq on Wednesday said Pakistan was yet to honour pledges it held out to Afghan leaders regarding the peace process. He was addressing a gathering commemorating Imam Mahdi...
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Insurgents’ group joins peace process in Nangarhar

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Jun 01, 2015 - 14:27
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Salim Khan Kunduzi, the governor of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday asked militants to join the government-initiated peace process and shun violence in larger interest of the country.
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HPC, Taliban hold parlays in China

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May 24, 2015 - 18:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) of Afghanistan held a meeting with a four member Taliban delegation in Ürümqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, a well-placed source said on Sunday.
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Kabul gathering stresses conditions-free peace talks

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Apr 09, 2015 - 20:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Influential individuals, religious scholars and former jihadis on Thursday held a gathering in the capital Kabul, calling for the long-anticipated peace talks to be started soon without preconditions.
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Mutasim supports govt-Taliban peace negotiations

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Mar 30, 2015 - 16:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): A veteran leader and former finance minister during the Taliban regime announced on Monday support for the Afghan government-Taliban talks and efforts aimed at bringing tranquilly to the war-torn country.
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