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Afghan President Calls Taliban to Peace Talks

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On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a formal overture to the Taliban. Ghani offered members of this Islamist insurgency incentives to join negotiations in Kabul, agree to a ceasefire and become a peaceful political group (AP 1). Ghani’s proposed incentives include passports and visas for former insurgents, the removal of sanctions, […]

Afghan Robotics Team Denied Entrance Into U.S.

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A team of teenage Afghan girls were denied requests for travel visas allowing them to enter the United States for a robotics competition set to take place this month (Washington Post). This decision comes amidst the partial reinstatement of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslim majority countries. Although Afghanistan is not on the […]

U.S. Official Calls for Increased Counterterrorism in Pakistan

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H.R. McMaster, top national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday to discuss policy (Reuters). Praising Pakistan’s democratic and economic development, McMaster called for relations between the U.S. and Pakistan “to confront terrorism in all forms.” These statements followed his interview in Afghanistan on Sunday, […]

Taliban Kills Dozens in Kabul Attack

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At least 28 people have been killed and more than 327 wounded in Kabul, Afghanistan during a suicide car bombing and an offensive by armed militants, Tuesday morning (IBT). Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack against the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s main spy agency which protects high-ranking government officials (NPR). According […]