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Afghan peace talks: Quadrilateral group expected to meet in Oman next week

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KABUL: Representatives of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States will meet in Oman next week to discuss reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban, foreign ministry said in a statement today

However, the ministry did not mention if Afghan Taliban representatives would join the talks. On the other hand, the Afghan Taliban denied receiving any invitation in a video message.

The four-nation Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QGC) has been trying to ease the path to direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with little success.

Amin Waqad, a close aide to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and a senior member of the High Peace Council (HPC), said, “HPC and government representatives will participate, and it is an important one because the Taliban representatives will be there. We will go with a clear plan.”

A senior Pakistani foreign ministry official confirmed the talks would take place on Oct 16. Last week, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told Voice of America the “quadrilateral arrangement will again be in operation” in Muscat in October.

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15th day of January, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is getting more and more popular

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WASHINGTON: According to latest statistics the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is getting more and more popular day by day. 

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Netanyahu visits India with the largest business delegation ever to accompany an Israeli PM!

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NEW DELHI: Fifteen years after Ariel Sharon’s visit to India in 2003, Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here for a six-day tour today with the largest trade delegation ever to accompany an Israeli Prime Minister on a foreign trip.

Modi, who broke protocol to receive the Israeli PM and his wife Sara, took to the tweeter to welcome his counterpart terming him as his friend:

Earlier, while leaving Israel for India Netanyahu promised to sign very many agreements and held:  “We are strengthening ties between Israel and this important global power. This serves our security, economic, trade and tourism interests, as well as many other areas. This is a great blessing for the State of Israel”.

 

 

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Did Trump pay hush money to an adult film star to prevent her from talking during polls?

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WASHINGTON: A section of press has reported that Trump had, by means of a lawyer, paid $130,000 to an adult star to stop her from talking during the election apropos an alleged consensual relationship the duo had back in 2006. 

Negating the allegation, the star said: “I am stating with complete clarity that this is absolutely false. My involvement with Donald Trump was limited to a few public appearances and nothing more…

“Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump completely false. If indeed I did have a relationship with Donald Trump… you would be reading about it in my book”.

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