Afghan govt calls for Taliban to return to peace process Jul 13, 2020 0 28 12345 DPAKabulAn Afghan government spokesperson on Sunday called for the Taliban to reject violence and return to the stalled intra-Afghan peace process in the wake of weeks of bloodshed across the country.“The time has come for the Taliban to renounce violence and enter the peace process in a realistic way,” spokesperson Seddiq Seddiqi wrote on Twitter on Sunday.Seddiqi’s comments came the day after six civilians were killed and a further 12 were wounded in a roadside bomb in south-eastern Ghazni province.Meanwhile, an online spat escalated on Sunday after spokesperson for the Afghan Security Council, Javid Faisal slammed the Taliban for recent violence which had killed 23 civilians in the past week.Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid responded that it was illogical to expect the group to agree to a ceasefire before intra-Afghan talks had begun.Pointing the finger at the Afghan government for the delayed start to the talks, Mujahid said the Taliban was “left with no option but the continue the war.” Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Hongkongers rally to vote in pro-democracy primaries in defiance Jul 13, 2020 0 463 Aishwarya, daughter Aaradhya test positive for coronavirus Jul 13, 2020 0 397 Indonesia military academy hit by virus outbreak Jul 13, 2020 0 27 Australia cannot guarantee residency for Hong Kongers, says minister DPA Sydney There is no guarantee that Hong Kongers will be granted permanent residency visas in Australia, acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge said Sunday. Tudge’s comments come days after Prime Minister Scott .. Quake rattles Chinese city hit by massive 1976 disaster AFP Beijing A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck the northern Chinese city of Tangshan on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), reviving memories of a devastating 1976 quake there that was the .. Thailand plans to test trial COVID-19 vaccine on humans by October Bangkok Thai researchers said on Sunday they would begin testing a new coronavirus vaccine on humans from October following successful trials on animals. A pharmaceutical company will begin producing doses of the .. Sri Lanka cancels election rallies over new virus wave AFP Colombo Sri Lanka’s ruling party Sunday called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport’s reopening over a surge in virus cases. The South Asian country of 21 .. Amitabh Bachchan stable, his home Jalsa containment zone New Delhi Bollywood superstar actor Amitabh Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus, the hospital where he is admitted in Mumbai said on Sunday. The 77-year-old and his son Abhishek Bachchan were .. Indonesian police foil attempt to smuggle 36 endangered turtles Jakarta: Indonesian authorities have detained seven people for allegedly attempting to smuggle 36 endangered green sea turtles, police said Sunday. The police in Bali nabbed the smugglers in the waters off Serangan, a ..