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Decades Later Afghanistan Still Suffers At Hands Of World Powers

Opinion | From the US. airstrikes on the Omar Kheil village of Kunduz in 2009, resulting in the killing of 70 civilians and Nangalam Village,...
Afghans

Sick Afghans face indefinite wait for visas amidst rising tensions with Pakistan

Hundreds of Afghans -- many needing urgent medical treatment -- gathered near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul on Monday, waiting for word of when...
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Pakistan embassy in Kabul closes after staff faces harrassment

Pakistan's embassy in Kabul said Sunday it was indefinitely closing its consular office in the Afghan capital due to security reasons, amid mounting tensions...
Afghan

US-backed Afghan militias killing civilians with impunity: HRW

US-backed Afghan paramilitary groups operating with impunity are summarily executing civilians during botched nightime raids and are responsible for the disappearances of suspects, a...
results

Afghan election results delayed again

Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential elections have been delayed for nearly a month, officials announced Sunday, a lengthy postponement likely to stoke political uncertainty...
election

US advises patience on Afghan election results

The United States called Thursday for restraint as Afghans wait for election results, accepting the need for a delay to ensure a fair count. Alice...
Beijing

Intra-Afghan Dialogue will now take place in Beijing

Beijing is leading the initiative of organizing dialogue between the rival factions of Afghanistan in a bid to bring an end to the devastation...
Afghanistan

US won’t pullout from Afghanistan like Syria: Pentagon chief

Afghans should not misconstrue America's sudden and contentious withdrawal from parts of Syria as a precursor to a similar move in Afghanistan, US Defense...
Karachi

Faction of the Al Qaeda Regrouping & Activating Sleeper Cell in Karachi

Pakistan's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), on Monday, shared its suspicious that a faction of the proscribed Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is “regrouping” and...
Taliban

Taliban Delegation’s Visit: Are Peace Talk Prospects Better?

Opinion | The Afghan Taliban representatives met Pakistan’s leaders in Islamabad, last week. The movement’s leaders have put across their stance on the many contentious...
Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda South Asia chief killed in Afghanistan: Afghan officials

The leader of Al-Qaeda's South Asian branch was killed in a US-Afghan joint raid in southern Afghanistan last month, Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday. Asim Umar,...
War

The Afghan War turns 18: How Children grew up amid violence

Afghanistan's war cost 13-year-old shoe shiner Hameedullah his education. Poverty forced Sabir, 11, to flee home and sell dried fruits on Kabul's streets. Niyamathullah,...
Afghan

Islamabad Parleys to give Fresh Impetus to Stalled US-Afghan Talks

The US foreign policy is a function of its domestic public opinion, strategic priorities of its defense establishment and geopolitical imperatives. Post 9/11 intervention...
Afghan

Afghan Presidential Elections: Peace in Afghanistan and India

India is probably the only country to hail the “successful conduct of Presidential elections” in Afghanistan on September 28. Everyone else is holding breath....
Afghan Taliban

Afghan Taliban in Islamabad: Pakistan’s Role in Regional Peace

A high-level delegation of the Afghan Taliban arrived in Islamabad to meet Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday. The delegation was received by...
election

Record low turnout in Afghan election amid threat of fraud and violence

Turnout in Afghanistan's presidential election appeared likely Sunday to hit a record low because of the threat of attacks, a muted campaign and concerns...
elections

Afghanistan goes into presidential election, as Taliban attempt violence

Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election Saturday, with a series of blasts reported across the country as voters headed to the polls and...
Taliban

A timeline of post-Taliban Afghanistan

Landmark dates in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion that ousted the Taliban from power, with the Islamists going on to launch a fierce...
Afghan

Is Pakistan Ready to take Blow-back from Afghan Peace Process if it Fails?

During an exclusive interview with the Associated Press this week, the former Afghan president Hamid Karzai severely questioned the rationale behind the presidential election which is...
Afghan

Relief from violence and terror: Afghan youth turn to breakdance

In the land of suicide bombings, burqas, and unending war, a group of Afghans have turned to breakdancing for stress relief and self-expression --...
irresponsible

Pakistan Rejects Kabul’s Irresponsible & Unwarranted Remarks on Durand Line

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the statement issued by the Afghan Foreign Ministry, terming its renewed refusal to recognize the international border...
Afghan

Afghan Elections: Violence surges after Trump-Taliban deal failed

War-weary Afghanistan was hit with its third straight day of bloody carnage Thursday, as a Taliban car bomb flattened a hospital and killed 20...
Ghazwa-e-Hind

The resurgence of “Ghazwa-e-Hind”: Indian transgressions against Muslims (Part 2)

The current Ghazwa-e-Hind narrative and its perspective in Pakistan and India A tragedy befell Kashmir and the Muslim world on August 5, 2019, when India...
Taliban

Taliban step up violence as Afghan polls draw closer

Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday -- one at a campaign rally for the...
Russia

RT’s Interviews With PM IK & The Taliban show Russia’s “Balancing” Intent

For as close as Russia has once again become to India following its support of the latter's "Israeli"-like unilateral moves in Kashmir and the...
Taliban

Afghans brace for violent elections as hope of Taliban deal dims

Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month’s presidential election back into the spotlight as the...
election

Afghan election back in spotlight after Trump’s Taliban tweets

Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month's presidential election back into the spotlight as the...
Peace

US, Pakistan and Afghanistan: A Peace Deal that ALMOST happened

The US–Taliban Peace is unlikely after Donald Trump’s Tweet that the US cancels the dialogue process as Taliban are not showing their restraint from...
Taliban

Taliban gear up for fight after Trump says talks are ‘dead’

AFP | The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with the insurgents were...
Afghan

Pakistan Afghan Transit Trade: New Opportunities and Challenges

Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, in his June 2019 meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan requested later to facilitate the implementation of Afghan Transit...

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