Afghan president says Taliban wouldn't last a month without Pakistan support


AMRITSAR, India Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgency would not survive a month if it lost its sanctuary in neighbouring Pakistan, urging its neighbour to take on militant groups on its soil instead of giving Kabul financial aid.

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Chelsea apologises to abused former player 04 Dec 2016

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