Afghanistan

Russia reaches out to Afghan leaders for Taliban talks, angering Kabul

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

KABUL (AFP): Russia has quietly invited a group of senior Afghan politicians to talks with the Taliban in Moscow, bypassing President Ashraf Ghani’s government in a move that has angered officials in Kabul who say it could muddle the US-backed peace process. The invitations, extended over the past two months by Russian diplomats in Kabul,…

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MPs call for more focus on domestic revenue generation

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: After government disclosed details on next year’s budget, some lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of Parliament, said the administration should pay more attention to national revenue generation so as to reduce dependency on foreign aid. The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has allocated AFs 399 billion for the 1398 fiscal year’s…

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Karzai welcomes Gitmo five into peace discussion

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL (AP): Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who still wields considerable influence in today’s Afghanistan despite being out of office for four years, said Thursday he welcomes the entry of five Taliban leaders who were freed from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in 2014 into peace negotiations. Karzai, who led the…

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