04 December 2020


Afghan government, Taliban reach breakthrough deal to continue peace talks, as fighting shows no let-up (1)
A ceasefire remains the most urgent demand of international capitals and Kabul, even as the Taliban refused one during the preliminary stages of talks Reuters Hamid Shalizi and Abdul Qadir Sediqi Dec 02, 2020 o o Afghan National Army soldiers keep watch outside of a military compound near Ghazni city, Afghanistan November 29, 2020.
Defense bill seeks to halt Afghanistan drawdown (1)
By Rebecca Kheel - 12/03/20 06:04 PM EST © Getty Images The compromise defense policy bill released Thursday includes language aimed at preventing a withdrawal from Afghanistan amid President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in
Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 1 mln; Turkey reports 32,381 new cases (1)
Video PlayerClose A man wearing face mask is seen by a river in Tonekabon, Iran, Dec. 3, 2020. Iran reported on Thursday 13,922 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 1,003,494.
Turkish official meets US' top Afghan peace negotiator (1)
Ibrahim Kalin and Zalmay Khalilzad discuss Afghan peace process in capital Ankara 17:30 December 03, 2020 AA urkish Justice Minister Gul - Presidential Spokesman Kalin Photograph: Islam Yakut Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Thursday welcomed US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, the presidency said in a statement. In a meeting at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, the two
Govt saved $237m through procurement of 41 spot LNG cargoes: PD (1)
Top Story AAPP December 4, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division (PD) on Thursday said the government had procured 41 spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes, during the last 27 months, on average of below 12 percent Brent that helped save $237 million. The PD shared these details in a press statement after some media reports alleged mismanagement in the spot buying, terming them "based on false assumptions and incomplete facts."
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