Ashraf Ghani (centre) and other officials attend the last day of loya jirga meeting in Kabul on Friday. Associated Press
A fresh round of talks between the US and the Taliban is to begin in Qatar, just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept.1.
President Ashraf Ghani hopes to showcase unity at the four-day meeting — known as Loya Jirga — that brings together politicians, tribal elders and others.
The US special peace envoy for Afghanistan should stop calling on Taliban militants to lay down their arms and convince the United States to end the use of force instead, the Taliban said on Friday.
The two leaders have pledged to tackle full-on the threat from terrorism and extremism.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, arrived on Tuesday in Kraków John Paul II International Airport, beginning his official visit to Poland.
Sharjah Baby Friendly Office (SBFO) launched the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’, a global initiative that aims to familiarise students with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, at a meeting attended by private school principals and public nursery directors in Sharjah.
A 12-year-old regular customer of one of the UAE’s oldest organised retail chains, Choithrams, and campaigner along with her colleagues are pleading with the community to join the #StopTheWaste global movement in the country and save enough food for the needy.