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US, Taliban peace deal caused fall of Kabul

Kabul, Dec 18 (UNI) Three years of negotiations between the US and the Taliban led to the militia’s victory in Afghanistan, former Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib said.
Explaining the collapse of the former government, Mohib told Voice of America (VOA) that the US-Taliban peace deal, signed in February 2020, was the reason for the fall of Afghanistan into Taliban hands.
The deal had outlined a phased withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in return for Taliban concessions to enter into political talks with the Afghan government and to deny outside terrorist groups for using Afghan territory.
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16 May 2022 | 8:39 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the country's economic condition has been worse than expected, the media reported on Monday.

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Sri Lanka: PM to address nation as fuel stocks run short

16 May 2022 | 8:32 PM

Colombo, May 16 (UNI) Sri Lanka's new prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be addressing the nation later on Monday after the country's power minister told the citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests, Khaleej Times reported.

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Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto to embark on maiden visit to US on May 18

16 May 2022 | 7:54 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will embark on a two-day official visit to the United States next week at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Foreign Office announced on Monday according to Geo News.

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Sweden follows Finland in applying to join NATO

16 May 2022 | 7:48 PM

Stockholm, May 16 (UNI) Sweden on Monday confirmed that it will be applying for membership of NATO, joining fellow Nordic neighbour Finland which confirmed its intention to join on Sunday, The Guardian reported.

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McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

16 May 2022 | 7:19 PM

Washington, May 16 (UNI) American fast food giant McDonald announced that it had started the process of selling its Russian business, Khaleej Times reported on Monday.

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