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US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan



US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan

The crisis in Afghanistan seems to be heading towards another cycle of peace after war and vice versa. A Taliban delegation has met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar on Friday to discuss ending the conflict. Taliban have confirmed the meeting on Saturday through a statement sent to the journalists.

The statement said that Khalilzad  was accompanied with other American officials during the meeting. Taliban’s Qatar based office sent the communication to the journalists through email.

Meanwhile Kabul based Tolo News reports on Saturday that the US special envoy Khalilzad met President Ashraf Ghani and assured that Washington will work with Afghanistan in its quest for peace. He returned to Kabul after  11-day trip  to Pakistan, UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

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A statement issued by President’s office in Kabul on Saturday said that President Ashraf Ghani  met with the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad who briefed him on his visit to regional countries, and said the US is ready to help Afghanistan with the peace process.US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish and CEO Abdullah Abdullah were also present during the meeting.

Welcoming US envoy’s efforts President Ghani thanked Khalilzad for his briefing and for his efforts saying “we welcome any efforts to bring lasting peace in Afghanistan.”

On Friday, Khalilzad met with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha.

Khalilzad was in Kabul last Sunday as part of his regional consultations. He returned from his four-nation tour to Kabul on Saturday.

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At the end of Khalilzad’s initial meetings in Kabul last Sunday, the US Embassy in Kabul said in a statement after Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, as well as representatives of different political groups, civil society organizations including the High Peace Council, and Afghan media.

During his meetings with all stake holders, Khalilzad had reportedly asked for cooperation from all sides to bring an end to the conflict and called on the parties to facilitate dialogue by forming inclusive negotiating teams. US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan

Khalilzad recalled the sacrifices of the Afghan people over many years of war, saying, “We, in cooperation with the Afghan people and government, want to make a peaceful Afghanistan where all Afghans see themselves included.”

In June 2013, the Taliban officially opened their office in Qatar, but became bone of contention on the office sign and the flag. This was known as “The Political Bureau of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” along with white flag. It remained defunct for years due to Kabul’s pressure.

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After Saudi Arabia and three other countries severed ties with Qatar last year, Riyadh alleged Doha for supporting terrorists. An official in Qatar was quoted saying they were doing what Americans asked them to do. Saudi Arabia alleged Qatar of supporting Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban and Hamas.

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46 dead, 147 wounded in suicide bombing at Peshawar mosque

A suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar city on Monday left at least 28 people dead and left another150 wounded, reports said.



suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan

A suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar city on Monday left at least 46 people dead and left another 147 wounded, reports said.

As per reports, the attack took place when worshippers gathered inside were offering afternoon prayers in the mosque in the northwestern city, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, bordered by Afghanistan.

Police officials said a suicide bomber walked into the mosque where over 260 people were offering afternoon prayers and detonated his explosive vest causing a massive explosion. They said the roof of the mosque collapsed due to the blast and caved in burying many people underneath the debris.

Eyewitnesses said they saw blood-soaked survivors limping away from the blast site.

Reports quoted a police officer, Meena Gul, who survived the blast, as saying that he was inside the mosque when the blast occurred but could not provide details on the number of injured and dead in the attack.

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Gul said he was disoriented and all he could hear was cries and screams after the bombing.

Officials said the wounded are being rushed to local medical facilities where many are stated to be in critical condition, raising fears that the death toll may rise.

No terrorist group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack; however, officials suspect this has all the markings of being the handiwork of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a close ally of the Afghan Taliban, who seized power in neighboring Afghanistan in August 2021 as U.S. and NATO troops were in the final stages of their pullout from the country after 20 years of war.

In March 2022, an Islamic State suicide bombing left 64 people dead at a minority Shiite mosque in Peshawar, the country’s deadliest terror attack since 2018.

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Bangladesh teen sleeps while playing hide and seek, found in different country 7 days later



Bangladesh teen sleeps while playing hide and seek, found in different country 6 days later

During the game of hide and seek, a 15-year-old boy reached another country 3,700 kilometers away. To people’s surprise he was found after 6 days. During this, the family members of the child kept searching for him. The case is of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and from there the missing boy was found in Malaysia after 7 days.

According to reports, 15-year-old Faheem was playing hide and seek with his friends in Chittagong port. Meanwhile, he locked himself inside a shipping container and slept there. By the time he woke up, the container had reached Malaysia. Neither his family members nor the people working there got a clue about this.

But when the container was opened at the port of Malaysia, the people of the authority were shocked. A boy came out of it. During interrogation, it was found that he is from Bangladesh. After which the authorities informed the employees of Chittagong port.

Teen transported from bangladesh to malaysia

Faheem, who went missing on January 11, was found in the port of Malaysia on January 17. According to the Malaysian news agency, Bernama, Malaysia’s Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasyushan Ismail has given a statement regarding this incident. He said that it is believed that the boy had entered the container, then slept there and reached here.

It was told that Faheem remained hungry and thirsty for a whole week in the container. Due to this he had become very weak and he also had fever. After being taken out, he was taken to the nearest hospital for examination.

The police initially suspected that it could be a case of human trafficking, but after contacting the Bangladeshi authority, the truth came to the fore. However, this is not the first case. In October last year, Malaysian police recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy from the container.

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Brazil man fakes death to see who gathers at his funeral, family and friends enraged

The man identified as Balthazal Lemos, earlier this month, had shared the false news of his Facebook by sharing a status that read that Balthazar Lemos had parted from the world.



An amusing story has come to light from Brazil where a man faked his own death in order to see who will turn up at his funeral. According to reports, the man had spread the fake news about his death to his relatives and friends with the intention to find out who will come.

The incident according to reports started earlier this month but concluded on 18 January after his funeral.

According to reports, the 60 year old man had shared the news of his death on his social media after which even his last rites were conducted. The Brazilian man single-handedly concocted the plan. The man had been conducting last rites ceremony in his career which was the reason why he could solely depend on himself to carry out the plan.

The man identified as Balthazal Lemos, earlier this month, had shared the false news of his Facebook by sharing a status that read that Balthazar Lemos had parted from the world. After Lemos’s post, his family were taken aback by shocking learnings.

After learning about the death of Lemos, his nephews rushed to the hospital to find out what happened that led to his death. However, the situation took an awry turn as the hospital staff denied recollection of Lemos being admitted to the hospital.

The friends of the Brazilian man also chimed in and shared the news and asked for the cause of death, however, no explanation was given out. Instead of telling about the cause of death, the location and time of the funeral was shared, directing the people to attend the funeral ceremony.

At the funeral procession, which was organised in a small chapel at Lemos’ hometown, the friends and family of the man showed up to offer their condolences and bid their last good-byes to the man. However, Lemos’ voice startled the guest as he announced himself to the people which led to many people shedding tears.

Lemos rose up from his coffin bed after opening the gate and stood tall in front of all the guests. The Brazilian man after rising up told the people why he did what he did after which many were agitated by his somewhat harmless joke and accused him of hurting their sentiments.

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