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EU envoy calls for resumption of US-Taliban talks

Kabul, Policenama Online - The European Union (EU) envoy to Afghanistan Roland Kobia has called for the resumption of talks between the US and the Taliban after they were abruptly called off by American President Donald Trump last month due…

Nancy Pelosi makes unannounced Afghan visit

Washington, Policenama Online - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan where she met President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other government officials, her office announced.Pelosi's…

Afghanistan shuts down Consulate in Peshawar

Peshawar/Kabul, Policenama Online - The Afghan Consulate in Peshawar has been shut down after repeated attacks on a market in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital city and also taking down of the Afghan national flag, it was reported on Saturday.…

Voting underway in Afghan presidential election

Kabul, Policenama Online - Voting was underway on Saturday in Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday amid heavy security and Taliban threats to boycott the poll process.Some 9.6 million Afghans - 34.5 per cent of them women - are…

Pak closes Afghan border crossings for 2 days

Islamabad, Policenama Online - The Pakis­tan government has announced the closure of all border crossings with Afghanistan for two days in view of the fourth presidential election being held in the war-torn country on Saturday.…

Ex-Afghan Prez asks US to resume peace talks

Kabul, Policenama Online - Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on the US government to resume peace talks with the Taliban militant group and the negotiations "should be transparent and clear". During a press conference on…