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Pakistan says India wants to spoil Afghan peace process

A senior Pakistani official and former diplomats accused India on Wednesday of playing the role of a "spoiler" to derail the peace process in...
military industrial complex

US: The nexus between generals and military industrial complex

As Taliban and Kabul government negotiators undergo the compulsory week long Covid-19 induced quarantine, a couple of developments ahead of the impending intra-Afghan negotiations...
Afghan Taliban talks

Afghan government presses truce demand in Taliban talks

The Afghan government on Monday pressed its calls for a truce with the Taliban, reiterating its desire for a long-term ceasefire at historic talks...
US special envoy

US special envoy Khalilzad to visit Pakistan amid Afghan talks

US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is arriving in Islamabad Monday to discuss the latest developments in intra-Afghan peace talks with Pakistani officials,...
intra-Afghan talks

PM Imran welcomes intra-Afghan dialogue, US CENTCOM chief meets COAS

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday welcomed the start of much-awaited intra-Afghan talks aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan.Qatar’s capital Doha...
Afghan negotiators

Intra-Afghan talks to commence in Doha this weekend

Afghan government negotiators were expected to head to Doha on Friday for long-delayed peace talks with the Taliban that could begin as soon as...
Kabul blast

Afghanistan Vice President Saleh escapes assassination attempt in deadly Kabul blast

Afghanistan's vice president Amrullah Saleh sustained minor injuries Wednesday when an explosion that targeted his convoy killed at least 10 people, as government-backed negotiators...
War Crimes

Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war...

The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has...
Afghan peace efforts

‘Uncomfortable India’ could thwart Afghan peace efforts, warn experts

"Spoilers" could derail ongoing peace efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistani defense experts and former diplomats warned Tuesday.Speakers at a webinar organized by the MUSLIM Institute,...
Intra Afghan Talks

Intra Afghan Talks: Many a Slip between the cup and lips

Taliban, on the other hand, see no real place in any future set up for the likes of Saleh, Qanooni, Mohaqiq, Dostum and Sayyaf....
Pakistan ambassador to Kabul

As Afghan peace talks loom, Pakistan appoints new envoy to Afghanistan

Pakistan has appointed Mansoor Ahmed Khan, a career diplomat, as the new ambassador to Kabul as crucial intra-Afghan talks are set to begin this...
Pak afghan border closure

15,000 containers held up after Pak-Afghan border closure

About 15,000 Afghanistan-bound shipping containers, which are more than double the normal number, have been stuck at Pakistan’s seaport en route to their final...
Kabul Ceasefire

Afghan government to push for ceasefire in talks with Taliban

Afghan government negotiators will push for a ceasefire when talks begin with the Taliban, a top official said Sunday, signalling that the two foes...
Taliban prisoners

Afghan govt frees more Taliban prisoners, paving way for talks

The Afghan government said Thursday it had released 400 Taliban prisoners under an exchange deal with the militants, except for "a few" opposed by...
Afghan students scholarship

Pakistan offers 1000 scholarships to Afghan students at different universities across country

The Higher Education Commission has announced the results of the test taken for the scholarships of the foreign students. 1000 students of Afghanistan will...
TTP Pakistan

Op-ed: Pakistan should be cautious of the TTP even as terror group loses relevance...

In a significant development, two splinter groups of Tehreek-i–Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — Harkatul Ahrar and Jamatul Ahrar — have decided to rejoin the main...
polio eradication

Pakistan and Afghanistan: last battlegrounds of Polio eradication

As recently as 30 years ago, wild poliovirus paralysed more than 350 000 children in more than 125 countries every year. Today, the virus...
the taliban

Afghan government not serious in peace process says Russia

For two decades Afghanistan has been the epicentre of American strategic involvement. But with the signing of the ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan‘...
Afghan women negotiators

Afghan women negotiators aim to fight for fragile gains in talks with patriarchal Taliban

Five Afghan women who endured the Taliban rule and fought for fragile gains as war ravaged the country are now preparing to face the...
Afghans turn to opium

Economically devastated by pandemic and war, cash-strapped Afghans turn to opium

Afghans pushed out of work by the coronavirus pandemic after businesses and schools were shuttered have turned to opium cultivation for cash during this...
Pakistan Taliban

Taliban delegation visits Pakistan to discuss peace process in Afghanistan

Pakistan has invited key members of the Taliban's negotiating team to Islamabad, where senior officials will this week press them on the importance of...
Kabul police chief

Kabul police chief fired as wave of violence hits Afghan capital

Kabul's police chief has been fired, the Afghan interior ministry said Sunday, following a mortar attack that hit the presidential palace last week and...
herd immunity

Kabul opens school midst growing number of COVID-19 cases

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) - Schools reopened across Afghanistan Saturday in a trial following months of closure due to the pandemic.In line with the move,...
Afghan rocket attack

10 civilians wounded as rocket attacks in Afghan capital hit presidential compound

Six members of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's honour guard were wounded Tuesday when a rocket attack hit his palace compound, two officials told.https://twitter.com/24matins_uk/status/1295668269261533184Several mortar...
Release of prisoners

The Grand Assembly and release of Taliban prisoners

On August 9, the Council of Afghan Elders (Loya Jirga) approved the release of the 400 remaining Taliban prisoners in custody. The Afghan President...
Taliban

Taliban prisoner release reignites trauma for the Afghani people

The decision to release hundreds of the Taliban's most dangerous prisoners has stirred painful memories for the loved ones of those killed in Afghanistan's...
illegal fencing

‘Illegal fencing’: Afghan allegations rubbished by Pakistan

The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rejected Afghanistan's insinuation that the military was conducting "illegal fencing" along the Pakistan-Afghan border, adding that it was...
Pakistan Afghan Peace

Pakistan: Afghanistan decision to release Taliban inmates is welcomed

Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the Afghan grand assembly’s proposed release of some 400 key Taliban prisoners, a key demand from the warring group for...
Afghan prisoner release

Taliban prisoner release approved: Afghan peace talks to begin soon

The Afghan government and the Taliban are "on the verge of peace talks" after thousands of prominent Afghans approved the release of about 400...
kabul loya jirga

Kabul “Loya Jirga” will decide Taliban prisoners’ fate: Afghanistan

Thousands of prominent Afghans will gather in Kabul Friday to decide whether to release about 400 Taliban prisoners, including many involved in brutal attacks...

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