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Taliban Reaffirm Commitment To US Deal In Pompeo Call

01 Jul 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The Taliban reaffirmed their commitment to a February deal to draw down the war in Afghanistan during a call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the group’s spokesman has said. Ariana News Agency-  The discussion came as US President Donald Trump faces mounting pressure to explain why he did nothing after being reportedly told […]

Afghan Healthcare Was Targeted 12 Times Amid Coronavirus , Says UN

22 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The United Nations said Taliban and Afghan security forces had carried out “deliberate” attacks against healthcare workers and facilities at a time when Afghanistan is grappling with the deadly coronavirus. Ariana News Agency-  The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said it had registered 12 such acts of violence between March 11 and May […]

All Lives Matter

22 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

Ariana News Agency-  Patrick Hutchinson, a protester, carries a suspected far-right counter-protester to safety near Waterloo station during a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd, London, England. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Pakistan’s Envoy Meets Taliban Leader to Discuss Peace Talks

21 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

Muhammad Sadid Khan, Islamabad’s special envoy for Kabul, has called on top Taliban leadership in Doha, Qatar to discuss upcoming intra-Afghan talks and reaffirm Pakistan’s continued role as a facilitator in the peace process. Ariana News Agency-  The meeting comes a week after Kabul and the Taliban said they had agreed that Doha would be […]

US Cuts 8,600 Troops as Pledged in Peace Deal with Taliban

20 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The United States has reduced its troops level to 8,600 in Afghanistan, fulfilling its first phased pullout obligation under the US-Taliban deal, a US general said on Thursday. Ariana News Agency-  Commander of US Central Command Kenneth McKenzie said at an event that the United States had met its part of the agreement. “We agreed […]

For Fifth Year Afghanistan is Most Deadliest Place for Children, UN Report

16 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The United Nations said Monday that for the fifth consecutive year, Afghanistan was the deadliest country on the planet for children. Ariana News Agency-  In its annual Children in Armed Conflict report, the U.N. secretary-general reported that more than 3,000 Afghan children were killed in 2019, and nearly as many maimed, overwhelmingly by ground fighting, […]

How US and China Responded to Coronavirus, A Cold War Edge for China

16 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

US-China relations are the worst they’ve been in decades — at least since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in June 1989, which led to almost complete international isolation of China. Ariana News Agency-  Some officials and observers have even publicly fretted that the US and China are on the brink of a 21st-century cold war. Significant […]

UN Responded to Trump’s Sanctions against ICC Officials over War Crimes Probe in Afghanistan

15 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The United Nations hit back Trump’s decision to authorize sanctions against officials of the International Criminal Court over its investigation into U.S. troops crimes in Afghanistan. Ariana News Agency-  Top administration officials have said the U.S. believes Russia is behind the ICC’s actions targeting American troops for prosecution. The ICC launched the investigation after prosecutors’ […]

International Criminal Court Condemns Trump Sanctions over Afghanistan Probe

13 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The International Criminal Court has condemned Donald Trump’s executive order imposing sanctions on court investigators probing alleged war crimes by the American military in Afghanistan. Ariana News Agency-  The ICC on Thursday expressed “profound regret” at Trump’s move, which was announced earlier in the day at the White House. The Hague-based tribunal, which investigates war […]

Russia, China Build Case at U.N. to Protect Iran From US Sanctions Threat

10 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

Russia and China have started making the case at the United Nations against Washington’s claim that it can trigger a return of all sanctions on Iran at the Security Council, with Moscow invoking a 50-year-old international legal opinion to argue against the move. Ariana News Agency-  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Chinese government’s […]

Canada Doubles Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite Moratorium

10 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

Canada sold a record amount of military hardware to Saudi Arabia in 2019, despite sharply criticizing its poor human rights record and placing a moratorium on any new exports to the kingdom. Ariana News Agency-  Guardian- Newly released figures show Canada sold nearly C$3bn (US$2.2bn) worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia in 2019 – […]

EU Backs Iran Deal and Rejects Any US Attempt to Invoke Iran Nuclear Deal

10 Jun 2020 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The European Union’s top diplomat said Tuesday that since the United States has already withdrawn from an international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, it can’t now use its former membership of the pact to try to impose a permanent arms embargo on the Islamic Republic. Ariana News Agency-  The accord, which Iran signed with the […]