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Trump-Imran meeting possible after Afghan talks: Fawad

News Analysis | Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan’s role in bringing the Taliban to the negotiation table has been appreciated by US...

Taliban continue peace talks amid violence

News Analysis | The United States for the first time has confirmed on Wednesday (today) that its envoy is meeting in Qatar with the Taliban,...

Afghan Taliban not meeting US team in Islamabad

News Desk | Afghan Taliban have denied the media reports that their leadership would be meeting US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad....

Pakistan trying to break the stalemate in the Afghan dialogue process

News Analysis | According to reports, Pakistan is moving the resources at its disposal to arrange for a meet up of Afghan Taliban and U.S...

Taliban threaten to pull out of dialogue if withdrawal of forces...

News Analysis | Afghan Taliban have issued a fresh statement regarding the ongoing dialogue process between them and the United States of America, stating that...

Taliban demand Qatar as a venue for talks instead of Saudi...

News Analysis | Afghan Taliban have turned downed the possibility of their participation in the next round of talks with the United States of America,...

Imran Khan Government: Engaging the world in 120 days!

Moeed Pirzada | While Imran Khan’s government showed a robust activity on all fronts, be it the economy, accountability or clean and green Pakistan; nothing...

Pakistan welcomes engagement with US leadership: Foreign Office

News Desk | The Foreign Office on Thursday, 3rd January welcomed US President Donald Trump’s remarks on ties with Pakistan and said the government was...

Afghan Taliban says ‘post-occupation’ discussed with Iran

AFP | The Taliban discussed Afghanistan's "post-occupation situation" with Iran in their latest meeting, the group said Tuesday, as Tehran makes a more concerted and...

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

AFP | Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed...

Taliban hybrid war that defeated the USA

Zeeshan Munir | Afghan situation summarized According to western media/think-tank reports, Taliban control almost 50 % of Afghanistan’s territory in addition to having influence/presence in another...

FO welcomes fresh talks with Afghan Taliban

News Analysis | The Foreign Office on Monday welcomed a new round of talks between the Afghan Taliban and other international stakeholders expected to be...

US envoy doubts Afghan Taliban’s desire for peace

AFP | US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad raised doubts Thursday about the Taliban's desire to end the 17-year war, after the militants refused to meet...

Pakistan-aided US-Taliban meeting: PM Khan affirms resolve for peace in Afghanistan

News Analysis | Afghan Taliban representatives have met with the U.S officials for the first time in a formal setting in UAE to discuss the...

PM Khan in Peshawar: warning for ministers and a message for...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had won the people's mandate in the 2018 general elections without dishing...

India will use ‘armed drones’ in Jammu and Kashmir: Army Chief

News Analysis | Responding to a question about the usage of drones against the Kashmiri separatists, Indian Army Chief said that they could be used...

Afghan Taliban attacks intensify as US peace envoy returns

AFP | The Taliban intensified attacks in a district heavily populated by minority Hazaras Sunday, as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad returned to the region as...

Resuming peace talks – Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Afghanistan's anarchical situation has frustrated both internal and external stakeholders. The recent parliamentary elections presented the continuity of the democratic...

Maulana Sami-ul-Haq: end of an era?

News Analysis | Prominent religious scholar and former Senator, Maulana Samiul Haq was stabbed to death by unknown assailants during his sleep at his Rawalpindi...

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s release: A hit and trial move to...

News Analysis | Afghan Taliban have said in a statement that their former deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been released by the Pakistani...

Is Pakistan a free country?

Dawood Ghazanavi | The month of October marks the 17th anniversary of the US-led war in Afghanistan. It is the longest in American history. In...

Votes amidst violence: Afghan candidate killed by chair bomb

News Analysis | Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, a candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections, was assassinated when a bomb planted under his office chair exploded resulting...

Pakistan urges US to resume aid, backs Taliban outreach

AFP | Pakistan pledged Wednesday to support negotiations with the Taliban to end Afghanistan's 17-year war as it asked the United States to restore military...

Another round of impeded back-door talks between the Taliban and the...

News Analysis | The United States of America after obstinately demanding for a direct Afghan-to-Afghan talk between the Taliban and Ghani government decided to pursue...

Still dying for nothing in Afghanistan – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | It wasn’t until history class in college that I heard of the Thirty Years War. My immediate reaction was: No way!...

Why is Haqqani’s death only a symbolic blow to the much-feared...

News Anal Jalaluddin Haqqani—the founder of the Haqqani militant network has died at 72, after several years of illness, according to the Afghan Taliban. Media...

Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

AFP | The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates...

Crunch time in Pakistan – James Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | It’s crunch time in Pakistan. Resolving Pakistan’s financial crisis is likely to require newly appointed prime minister Imran Khan to not...

Ghazni might be safe but the Afghan Government is surely falling?

News Analysis | A gunfight ensued in Kabul for over seven hours on Thursday after gunmen attacked a training center of Afghanistan’s intelligence service in...

America’s War on Terror & Pakistan’s sacrifices – Need for...

M Bilal Abdul Ghani  | Acknowledgment, recognition, acceptance and appreciation is a patent formula of success and to achieve goals and targets anywhere in the...

Afghan forces search for Taliban fighters after major attack

AFP | Afghan forces launched a clearing operation Friday, searching for Taliban fighters following a major assault on the southeastern city of Ghazni, after US...

Pakistan, Iran, China, Russia agree to carry out joint efforts against...

News Analysis | The heads of intelligence services from Pakistan, Russia, Iran and China sat down for talks in Islamabad to discuss the rising threat...

Afghan peace, a shared responsibility

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The continuity of asymmetrical warfare in Afghanistan has destabilizing spill-over effects on its neighbours as well as on great powers...

U.S wants Pakistan to “do more” in bringing Taliban to the...

News Analysis | The deputy assistant Secretary of State Department for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells, on her visit to Kabul this Saturday said...

Afghan Police say they haven’t been paid since March

News Analysis | Afghanistan has particularly been a hard terrain for foreign forces as well as for the embryonic Afghan security forces for years. There...

Afghan forces mistakenly kill civilians, their credibility under question

News Analysis | Afghan security forces carried out an operation in the eastern Nangarhar province which resulted in the death of 9 people and wounding...

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