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EU and Afghanistan Get Deal on Migrants: Disagreements, pressure and last minute politics - ReliefWeb

EU and Afghanistan Get Deal on Migrants: Disagreements, pressure and last minute politicsReliefWebFinally, after a year of negotiations and some last minute hurdles – including on the Afghan side refusals to sign and an attempt to involve parliament – the European Union and Afghanistan have reached a 'readmission' agreement on how to return Afghans ...and more »

Peace in Afghanistan important for stability in Pakistan: Sartaj - Daily Times;

Peace in Afghanistan important for stability in Pakistan: Sartaj - Daily Times

Daily TimesPeace in Afghanistan important for stability in Pakistan: SartajDaily TimesISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz called on Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday and reiterated Pakistan's earnest desire for lasting peace in Afghanistan, which was important for stability and ...and more »

EU Will Send Afghans Back To An Increasingly Violent Home Country - NPR;

EU Will Send Afghans Back To An Increasingly Violent Home Country - NPR

NPREU Will Send Afghans Back To An Increasingly Violent Home CountryNPRThe European Union and the government of Afghanistan have agreed to a plan that could send tens of thousands of asylum seekers back to Afghanistan, even as fighting in some parts of the country intensifies. One Year After Tragic U.S. Attack In Kunduz, ...and more »

Afghanistan Donors Splash Cash, Bury Rights - Human Rights Watch;

Afghanistan Donors Splash Cash, Bury Rights - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchAfghanistan Donors Splash Cash, Bury RightsHuman Rights Watch“This is not a side event. This is the main event,” several speakers said at the – yes – side event on women's empowerment the day before the October 5 donor conference on Afghanistan in Brussels. The donor session, for all its warm glow, highlighted ...and more »

Sartaj Aziz reiterates Pakistan's desire for lasting peace in Afghanistan - Samaa Tv;

Sartaj Aziz reiterates Pakistan's desire for lasting peace in Afghanistan - Samaa Tv

Samaa TvSartaj Aziz reiterates Pakistan's desire for lasting peace in AfghanistanSamaa TvISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday called on Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. While discussing the efforts for long term peace and ...and more »

Ghani for Pakistan-Afghanistan collaboration on development projects - The Nation;

Ghani for Pakistan-Afghanistan collaboration on development projects - The Nation

The NationGhani for Pakistan-Afghanistan collaboration on development projectsThe NationISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Thursday called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. While discussing the efforts for long term peace and stability in Afghanistan, the adviser ...and more »

Afghanistan given 15.2 bln USD aid for 2017-2020 - Xinhua;

Afghanistan given 15.2 bln USD aid for 2017-2020 - Xinhua

XinhuaAfghanistan given 15.2 bln USD aid for 2017-2020XinhuaDisplaced children play outside their tents in Ghazni Province, east Afghanistan, Sept. 24, 2016. (Xinhua/Sayed Mominzadah). BRUSSELS, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The international donors on Wednesday pledged to provide 15.2 billion U.S. dollars in support of ...and more »

News Analysis: Int'l community's new pledge in Brussels promising message for Afghans - Xinhua;

News Analysis: Int'l community's new pledge in Brussels promising message for Afghans - Xinhua

XinhuaNews Analysis: Int'l community's new pledge in Brussels promising message for AfghansXinhuaEuropean Council President Donald Tusk (R) meets with Afghani President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadza (C) and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah during the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 5, 2016. The Brussels ...and more »

Peace in Afghanistan important for stability in Pakistan, Aziz tells Ghani - DAWN.com;

Peace in Afghanistan important for stability in Pakistan, Aziz tells Ghani - DAWN.com

DAWN.comPeace in Afghanistan important for stability in Pakistan, Aziz tells GhaniDAWN.comISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the ongoing Brussels Conference on Afghanistan Thursday. Aziz reiterated Pakistan's earnest desire for lasting peace in ...and more »

Why the EU should not deport Afghan refugees - TRT World;

Why the EU should not deport Afghan refugees - TRT World

TRT WorldWhy the EU should not deport Afghan refugeesTRT WorldAt a donor conference in Brussels this week the EU signed a deal that would allow it to deport thousands of refugees back to Afghanistan. Photo by: AP. Despite a continued war in the country, European Union leaders have tried to label Afghan refugees ...and more »

BELGIUM-BRUSSELS-AFGHANISTAN-CONFERENCE - Prokerala

BELGIUM-BRUSSELS-AFGHANISTAN-CONFERENCEProkeralaBRUSSELS, Oct. 6, 2016 - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, attend a press conference after a two-day conference on Afghanistan, Brussels, ...and more »

India pledges market access for Afghan products - Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog);

India pledges market access for Afghan products - Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog)

Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog)India pledges market access for Afghan productsPajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog)KABUL info-icon (Pajhwok): Peace is essential for development, a process stymied by terrorism and violence in Afghanistan info-icon , India said, pledging the country ample access to Indian markets. Minister of State for External info-icon Affairs M.J ...and more »

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: main results - EU News

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: main resultsEU NewsOn 5 October, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan co-hosted the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. This conference brought together 75 countries and 26 international organisations and agencies. Participants endorsed the ambitious ...and more »

Donors raise funds to prevent Afghanistan becoming a second Iraq - euronews;

Donors raise funds to prevent Afghanistan becoming a second Iraq - euronews

euronewsDonors raise funds to prevent Afghanistan becoming a second IraqeuronewsWorld powers at a donor conference hosted by the European Union have raised over 13 billion euros for Afghanistan. With the governments in Kabul facing a resurgent Taliban 15 years after US forces helped oust the militants, more than 70 government have ...and more »

Kunduz fight demonstrate importance of training Afghan forces: Stoltenberg - Khaama Press (press release) (blog);

Kunduz fight demonstrate importance of training Afghan forces: Stoltenberg - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)Kunduz fight demonstrate importance of training Afghan forces: StoltenbergKhaama Press (press release) (blog)The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted that the recent fighting in Kunduz and southern Helmand provinces demonstrates the importance of training local Afghan forces. Stoltenberg made the remarks in Brussels as he was attending a ...and more »

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: continued international support for Afghanistan's political and economic ... - EU News

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: continued international support for Afghanistan's political and economic ...EU NewsToday, 75 countries and 25 international organisations and agencies came together to commit their continued engagement and support for a brighter, more prosperous and peaceful future for the people of Afghanistan. The Conference was co-chaired by the ...and more »

Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference at the end of the Brussels Conference on ... - EU News

Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference at the end of the Brussels Conference on ...EU NewsThank you. You already gave the news: a successful conference; an excellent day. I was sharing with President [Ashraf] Ghani now that most of the Ministers and the Heads of the delegations present here today, at the end of the day were telling me that ...and more »

Afghanistan gets aid, refugees get a ride back home from Europe - FRANCE 24 (blog);

Afghanistan gets aid, refugees get a ride back home from Europe - FRANCE 24 (blog)

FRANCE 24 (blog)Afghanistan gets aid, refugees get a ride back home from EuropeFRANCE 24 (blog)In a pinstriped suit and pristine white shirt, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani looked like he meant business in Brussels today when he proclaimed, “Enemies of freedom can affect the news cycle. But they will not diminish our resolve, or divert our focus ...and more »

5 priorities to boost Afghanistan's development - World Bank Group (blog);

5 priorities to boost Afghanistan's development - World Bank Group (blog)

World Bank Group (blog)5 priorities to boost Afghanistan's developmentWorld Bank Group (blog)Today I joined leaders and representatives from 70 countries and 20 international organizations and agencies at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. Together with its development partners, the World Bank Group pledged its continued support to the ...and more »

World donors pledge $15 billion for Afghanistan - Aljazeera.com;

World donors pledge $15 billion for Afghanistan - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comWorld donors pledge $15 billion for AfghanistanAljazeera.comEU summit raises billions in aid for Afghanistan in wake of a controversial refugee deportation deal. 05 Oct 2016 19:37 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...and more »