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Terrible Drought in Afghanistan Pushing People to Desperation

Afghanistan, one of the barren landscapes on earth, is among the most vulnerable list of countries to be affected by climate change. The gradual...
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Pakistan: US must remain engaged in rebuilding Afghanistan after troops leave

Pakistan’s foreign minister said during his visit to Washington that the United States should remain engaged in Afghanistan even if it eventually pulls its...
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Snow storms hit Pak-Afghan region; more than 130 dead

Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, leaving others stranded by heavy snowfall,...
Taliban

Taliban has key for Peace: Door can be of “Negotiation” or “Violence”

Opinion | Afghan - US negotiating sides indicated agreement for peace deal but the abrupt cancellation of talks captures the complexity of peace-making efforts in...
Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan at melting point: Will new President bring Peace?

Opinion | After a long delay, the preliminary results of Afghanistan’s presidential election were announced late last year, and President Ashraf Ghani was re-elected president...

Challenges: Kashmir, Afghanistan & Beyond

GVS sat down with the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan to understand Pakistan's essential foreign policy issues & challenges. Here is the complete interview.  GVS: What...
Taliban

Taliban’s ruling council agreed to temporary cease-fire

In a latest development, the Taliban’s ruling council agreed to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with...
Taliban

Taliban say have ‘no ceasefire plans’ in Afghanistan

The Taliban Monday denied agreeing to any ceasefire in Afghanistan after rumours swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting...
Water

Water sharing between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Opinion | Pakistan has become a water-stressed country. Rapid increase in population, urbanisation, climate change, lack of conservation strategies, and industrialisation — all have taken...
Afghan

Afghan Battle: The US losing lives but for what?

If the latest U.S. soldier just killed in Afghanistan, as yet unidentified, was married, I can’t help but wonder what U.S. officials are going...
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Afghanistan War: 100,000 dead in last 10 years alone – UN

More than 100,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured over the past decade, the United Nations reported Thursday, as it renewed calls to...
Modi

Why Modi does not want Peace in Afghanistan?

The Modi government’s approach to the transition in Afghanistan bears an uncanny resemblance to the situation thirty years ago, in end-1989. A great power that...
Afghan

Ashraf Ghani: from academia to the Afghan presidency

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term Sunday, according to preliminary results. Here is a look at his life and career: Ghani,...
war

40 years on, veterans still grapple with Soviet-Afghan war

At his home in the mountains north of Kabul, former mujahideen fighter Shah Sulaiman closed his damaged eyes, took a sip of green tea...
US

US: Afghanistan horrors a conspiracy

Top US defense officials denied on Friday that the military had for years hidden from the public its lack of progress in the Afghan...
Afghanistan

US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan: Implications for Region

Opinion | Reports from Washington indicate the US will announce partial troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in the next few days. The withdrawal of 4000 troops...
India

US promises to consider India in Afghan withdrawal

The United States promised Wednesday to take into account India's concerns as it looks to pull out of Afghanistan, in high-level talks that agreed...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan the most lethal war zone for children

An average of nine children were killed or crippled every day in Afghanistan in the first nine months of 2019, a UN report said...
Afghanistan

Obtaining situation in Afghanistan

Opinion | The US-NATO-ANSF military operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan have been going on since October 7, 2001, relentlessly and have now reached a...
Afghanistan

US to announce 4,000-troop drawdown from Afghanistan: media

The Trump administration will announce as early as this week plans to withdraw around 4,000 troops from Afghanistan, US media reported. Talks between the United...
Afghanistan

US Afghanistan envoy meets Pakistani officials

The special U.S. envoy to Afghanistan on Friday held meetings with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership seeking Islamabad’s crucial help to strike a peace...
Afghanistan

India cannot afford to lose Afghanistan & Bangladesh’s favor

Opinion | This had to happen: The friendliest and the closest neighbor that India ever had since its independence, Afghanistan, has cast aside diplomatic niceties...
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Is United States serious about Talks with Taliban?

The United States announced Thursday a pause in talks with the Taliban after an attack near a US airbase in Afghanistan. https://twitter.com/JimLaPorta/status/1204762801983627264 "When I met the...
Afghan War

US won’t say NO, Afghanistan won’t back down: Future of Afghan War?

Opinion | The revelation of Afghanistan Papers, a trove of documents regarding the Afghan war, by Washington Post is another twist in the intricate puzzle...
US

How much does US pay for its allies defences? More importantly, Why?

Since the start of Donald Trump’s run for the US presidency in 2015, he has been critical of the amount of money US allies...
Afghanistan

Nakamura’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan: Alive even in death

Opinion | Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, a Japanese doctor who dedicated his life to improving lives in war-torn Afghanistan, was killed in a brutal attack on...
Afghanistan

US officials bent on hiding the violence in Afghanistan

Senior US officials insisted that progress was being made in Afghanistan despite clear evidence the war there had become unwinnable, The Washington Post reported...
PIA

PIA flight from Kabul to Islamabad barred from beginning its journey

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Kabul to Islamabad was stopped, on Monday, from using the runway and flying back to the federal...
Taliban

US-Taliban peace talks to resume!

The US negotiator on Afghanistan will shortly resume talks with the Taliban and seek efforts toward a ceasefire, officials said Wednesday, three months after...
Taliban

Taliban say ‘way too early’ to speak of resuming talks with US

The Taliban said Friday it was "way too early" to speak of resuming direct talks with Washington, a day after President Donald Trump suggested...

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Universe brought me to Pakistan & Pakistanis guided me to Islam: Rosie Gabrielle

Canadian solo traveler, Rosie Gabrielle, embraced Islam following her long stay in Pakistan last year. Gabrielle posted her image in a white gown and...

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