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Afghan govt holds talks with Taliban in Kabul on prisoner swap

Afghan government representatives have met with the Taliban in Kabul for the first time to discuss a prisoner swap aimed at jump-starting a floundering...
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COVID-19 will alter the geopolitics in the region

In its wake, COVID-19 crippled economies made states dysfunctional, disintegrated social bonds by isolation, social distancing overwhelmed health and safety infrastructure the world over....

Afghanistan: What will it take to achieve sustainable peace?

  What happens when you run out of leadership? You become a laughing stock and an ever-brawling pack of people. You become clueless of national...
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Taliban talks: Afghan govt unveils long-awaited team to start

The Afghan government has finalised a 21-member team -- including five women -- who will negotiate with the Taliban in upcoming talks aimed at...
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How does the pandemic provide opportunity to speed up Afghan peace process?

Coronavirus has spread its tentacles across the globe. The phenomenal speed with which the pandemic has spread has caught scientists by surprise. The disease has...
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Challenging aspect of US-Taliban deal: Prisoners swap to begin soon

Afghan government officials will speak face-to-face with the Taliban in a historic meeting to discuss an initial release of insurgent prisoners, Afghanistan's National Security...
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US & Ghani is failing Afghan peace process

In an extraordinary statement titled On the Political Impasse in Afghanistan, Washington has admitted the failure of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s mission to...
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US cuts Afghan aid but Ghani & Abdullah fight continues

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah showed no sign Tuesday of ending their bitter feud, even after it cost the impoverished...
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Surprise Afghan mission: Pompeo slashes aid, meets Taliban

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday slashed aid to Afghanistan's government after a mission to Kabul failed to bridge a divide between...
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Afghan Peace Process analysis: Factors and Possible Outcome

Arsalan/Talha/Sania/Sadia/Maham/Aliya/Nasir| After years of war, the Afghan situation seems poised towards a trajectory to uncomfortable peace. The situation is tense and uncomfortable as the system...
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Indo-Russia Strategic Triangle: plan to open major trade route via Iran

Opening a long-pending multi-modal transportation corridor via Iran will be a big boost for bilateral trade between Russia and India, but it’s not just...
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Pakistan opens Afghan border despite corona threat

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed authorities to open the Chaman-Spinbuldak border between Pakistan and Afghanistan and said Islamabad would continue to support...
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Dozens of Afghan troops killed in insider attack

At least two dozen Afghan security forces were killed Friday in an insider attack on their base in southern Afghanistan, officials told AFP, as...
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Ceasefire with Talibans is inevitable to stop virus: Afghan minister

The Taliban should commit to a ceasefire as a way of tackling the novel coronavirus, Afghanistan's defence minister said Thursday, while also vowing that...
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Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan

Peace Agreement signed in Doha between the US and Taliban is certainly historic and a moral victory for Pakistan. But New Delhi is bound...
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Afghan prisoners swap must begin as soon as possible: asserts Khalilzad

The United States on Wednesday pressed the Afghan government and Taliban to move ahead with a delayed plan to free prisoners, saying the coronavirus...
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Afghan Peace Process uncertain as Kabul denies Taliban prisoner release

The Afghan government has postponed its plan to release Taliban prisoners, a senior official said, throwing a precarious peace process between the insurgents and...
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Ashraf Ghani vs Abdullah Abdullah: Afghanistan’s crisis a comedy show!

In the backdrop of unending violence, bloodletting and mayhem, two parallel oath-taking ceremonies provided comic relief to the citizens of Kabul on Monday. Incumbent...
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Pakistan’s civil military leadership formulates policy against Coronavirus

Pakistan will close its border with Iran and Afghanistan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, the interior ministry said Friday. The...
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First time in Afghanistan: Buzkashi sports league brings happiness on war torn faces

The fear of terror attacks or coronavirus did little to deter thousands from packing a Kabul stadium Thursday to watch horsemen play polo with...
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Peace Process in Deadlock: Taliban reject Kabul offer

The Taliban rejected the Afghan government's attempt to resolve a spiraling crisis over the release of insurgent prisoners on Wednesday, as Kabul warned it...
Hazara

“Acceptance and Tolerance”: What Afghan Hazaras want from the peace process 

On 14 January 2020, the Lahore Center for Peace Research (LCPR), a non-profit and non-partisan Pakistani think tank hosted representatives (members of parliament and...
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Afghan peace hopes restore as Kabul ready to release Taliban prisoners but…

Afghanistan’s president has formally approved the release of Taliban prisoners starting this Saturday as part of Kabul’s efforts to start direct talks with the...
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UNSC votes on historic Taliban deal

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday, 10 March, welcoming the recent deal between the US and the Taliban to...
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US general praises Taliban’s effective, efficient fight against IS

The Taliban has shown that it can fight and defeat Islamic State group jihadists in Afghanistan, a top US general said Tuesday, revealing for...
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Fulfilling promise: US starts withdrawing troops from Afghan bases

American forces have started pulling out of two bases in Afghanistan, a US official said Tuesday, the day peace talks between Kabul and the...
Iran

The Fall Of “IRANDIA” Can Give Birth To “AF-PAK-IRANISTAN”

As a result of ideological driven BJP-RSS backed Delhi’s anti-Muslim massacre, ideology has once again overshadowed economic ties between Iran and India. Relations between...
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US-Taliban Deal: An elusive peace?

Much has been written and said about the recent US-Taliban Peace deal that was inked on the last day of the previous month. Experts...
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US rejects two parallel presidents for Afghanistan

The United States on Monday denounced Afghan election runner-up Abdullah Abdullah's inauguration of himself as a rival president, urging unity in Kabul ahead of...
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US-Taliban Peace Accord: Complexities of Peace Building in Afghanistan

US and Afghan Taliban have signed an agreement for withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan on the Taliban’s commitment of not utilizing the Afghan...

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Is Imran Khan responsbile for problems of Pakistan?

Corona Virus has hit the world hard. The developed countries are reeling under its potent onslaught. Desperate cries of shortage of ventilators, hospital beds...

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