Afghanistan

peace

America says comprehensive peace, not troop withdrawal, Taliban state opposite

News Analysis | United States of America has maintained that the purpose of ongoing negotiations with the Taliban is to find a sustainable way for...
displaced

UN says record 70.8 million people displaced in 2018

AFP| More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and...
opportunities

Afghan peace talks and opportunities it brings for region

Hassan Aslam Shad | Born by accident due to a rushed foreign policy, revived after having collapsed, yet not having a clear direction. These are...
suicide

11 Afghans killed in suicide attack claimed by Islamic State

AFP | A suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint Thursday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 13...
Pakistan

Pakistan suffers heavily in US-Afghan war – Zafar Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Afghanistan situation is complex and violent. The peace talks between the United States and Taliban are encountering challenges. The Ghani...
Afghanistan

The Talks Scenario – Afghanistan Peace Process

Brig (Retd) Ishaq Ahmed | Peace in Afghanistan - A dream that is not getting to reality, despite efforts (not concerted and fruitful) of so...
Eid

Violence to continue as no ceasefire during Eid agreed upon in Afghanistan

News Desk | Unlike last year, the Taliban would not cease the fight during Eid days and continue to wage war against the government forces...
Taliban

Taliban call on US to be ‘sincere partner’ in talks

News Desk | KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) - The Taliban in Afghanistan on Saturday called on the U.S. to remain “a sincere partner” in the negotiation...
Russia

Why is Russia so invested in the Afghan peace process?

News Analysis | An Afghan Taliban delegation met with key political figures of Afghanistan in Moscow in an event organized by Russia marking the 100...
UNICEF

UNICEF declares education ‘under threat’ in Afghanistan

AFP | The number of attacks on schools in Afghanistan nearly tripled last year, UNICEF said Tuesday, cutting children's access to education amid worsening security...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan reduces its dependence on Pakistan

News Analysis | As per a report released by Pentagon, the Afghan exports for the fiscal year 2018 were accounted to be $891 million whereas...
Afghanistan

Will peace in Afghanistan bring back “Dark age” for media?

AFP | Set in Afghanistan, beneath the gaze of the TV cameras, a woman begins speaking, at first softly but with growing passion as she...
Crime

Crime trumps Terrorism; war-torn Afghanistan problems increases

AFP | In central Kabul last month, two men stabbed a teenager and left him for dead before escaping on a motorcycle  - a brazen...
Afghan talks

Afghan Talks: Sticking points include the spoiling role of India – Jan Achakzai

Jan Achakzai | As Doha talks have entered into a very crucial phase, there are signs of some critical issues defying the consensus between the...
Afghanistan war

How to end Afghanistan war as longest conflict moves towards fragile peace

Alexander Gillespie | The longest-running war appears to be coming to an end. The Taliban has been running an armed rebellion in Afghanistan since being...
border

Pentagon transferred funds meant for Afghanistan and Pakistan toward building the wall on the...

News Analysis | U.S Department of defense has re-allocated $1.5 billion, originally meant for Afghan forces and reimbursement to Pakistan for the cost incurred in...
AFghan

Afghan cuisine filling Turkish bellies

AFP | When Afghan businessman Haji Yakup Burhan fled the violence of his home country 30 years ago, he brought with him his family -...
war

US cannot win the war in Afghanistan

News Desk | PML-N Parliamentary leader in National Assembly (NA) Khawaja Asif has said that “US have been defeated in Afghanistan and it is now...
Afghanistan

American based aid agencies reel after senseless acts of violence in Afghanistan

AFP | Humanitarian groups were reeling Thursday from yet another attack targeted attack on aid workers in Afghanistan, as authorities confirmed nine people had been...
prosthetic leg

Eight-year-old Afghan boy dances to Afghani song after getting new prosthetic leg

News Desk | A video of a five-year-old Afghan boy, Ahmad Rahman went viral on social media as he could be seen gleefully dancing in...
troop withdrawal

US-Taliban talks stumble over troop withdrawal: Taliban

AFP | Talks between the Taliban and the US have become bogged down over the key issue of when foreign forces might leave Afghanistan, a...
ceasefire

Kabul willing to announce ceasefire if Taliban assure reciprocation: Ghani

News Desk | On Friday, President Ashraf Ghani announced that the Afghan government has released 175 Taliban prisoners as a “gesture of goodwill” and is...
Taliban

Tell Americans not us to put down arms: Afghan Taliban to Khalilzad

News Desk | On Friday, Zabiullah Mujahid, the official spokesperson of the Taliban, reprimanded US Special Representative for Afghan Peace Zalmay Khalilzad for his calls...
Positive propaganda

Positive propaganda vs. rhetoric: Pakistan’s counter-strategy to debunk misinformation

News Desk | On 29th April, Pakistan House organized an enlightening discourse on “Positive Propaganda vs. Rhetoric: Managing Policy Perception of Pakistan”, allowing prominent foreign...
Taliban in Afghanistan

US no longer tracking Taliban’s encroachment in Afghanistan

News Analysis | The United States Army is no longer keeping an eye on the amount of territory controlled and contested by Taliban and Afghan...
Grand Jirga

US-Taliban talks: Grand Jirga to predict the future of Afghanistan

News Analysis | Kabul is set to host 2000 nationwide tribal dignitaries, religious scholars, teachers, and community activists in a “Loya Jirga”, which means “Grand...
peace process

Afghanistan’s grand assembly for troubled peace process

AFP | Afghanistan on Monday will convene a rare "loya jirga" -- a massive meeting for delegates from across the country to discuss the war...
pulling troops

US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

AFP | The United States on Friday found backing from rivals Russia and China on the key formula of a peace deal it is negotiating...
Criminal court

International Criminal Court should explain why it ‘chickened out’ from investigating US War Crimes...

News Desk | On Thursday, five former Presidents of the International Criminal Court demanded a review of the Court’s operations in the wake of its...

Afghan women set #myredline for peace

AFP | Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan's national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women's participation in sport is her "red line" as the...

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