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Afghanistan: The growing ethnic tension has its roots in history

Ishaq Ali | The government’s decision to issue computerized ID cards and mentioning the nationality as “Afghan” on the cards fueled a new political and...

India-bound gas pipeline breaks ground on Afghan section

AFP | Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on Friday ceremonially broke ground on the Afghan section of an ambitious, multi-billion dollar gas pipeline expected to...

Death in Afghanistan or bitter life in Pakistan: refugees’ choice

AFP | Death awaits you in Afghanistan, says refugee Mohammad Wali, insisting he prefers to endure a grim existence in a Pakistani camp than return...

Is Daesh in Afghanistan benefiting from the mistrust between Islamabad and...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | President Ashraf Ghani led National Unity Government and Trump administration have been scapegoating Pakistan, instead of critically examining the causes...

Pakistan complicates US’ Afghan mission

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific terrorist attacks in Kabul during the last fortnight provoked some exceptionally strong remarks from US President Donald Trump. At...

Future president? Afghan strongman mulls bid for highest office

AFP | Afghanistan's "King in the North" lolls in an armchair under the portrait of President Ashraf Ghani, the man who sacked him last year...

Roadside blast in Kurram Agency kills eight

AFP with additional input from News Desk |   A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan's...

Pentagon hides data on how much Taliban controls in Afghanistan

AFP | A US government watchdog said Tuesday the Pentagon has barred it from disclosing how much of Afghanistan is under Taliban control -- a...

Kabul suicide blast kills 40, wounds 140

AFP | An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 140...

Pentagon continued to fund Afghan units despite human rights abuse

AFP | The US military funded Afghan police and security units even though American officials knew members were implicated in gross human rights violations, according...

Afghan commander linked to Haqqani network killed by drone strike in...

AFP | A mid-level Afghan commander of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network was killed Wednesday in a drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said, days...

US Afghan strategy won’t work: Laments ex US Army Colonel

Jamal Hussain | A point paper by Lawrence Sellin, titled “U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan” has been published by the...

Why US created Afghan transit route?

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump made a significant diplomatic breakthrough in the Afghan war by getting Kazakhstan President Nurusultan Nazarbayev to...

Kabul can’t survive without US assistance: Ghani

News Analysis | “Kabul cannot survive without US military and financial assistance”. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confessed that the Afghan national army wouldn’t survive 6...

Trump turning on Pakistan highlights American naivety

Eric Margolis | Henry Kissinger rightly noted that it’s often more dangerous being an ally of the United States than its enemy. The latest victim...

Our top ten stories of year, GVS 2017

GVS Top Stories | Global Village Space (GVS) had a very successful opening year in 2017. We were off the mark from day one! Though,...

Afghan safe havens – for poppies, politicians & power brokers

Afrah Jamal | The upgraded version of Afghan policy released in August 2017 was followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to the...

Multiple blasts at Shia cultural centre in Kabul kill 40

AFP | At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials...

3 FC troops martyred in cross border attack from Afghanistan

News Analysis | At least three Frontier Corps (FC) troops—Hav Muneer Khan, Lance Naik Irshad Hussain and Sep Haq Nawaz Khan—were martyred on Friday in...

Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, caught in a feud with Balkh governor?

M K Bhadrakumar | The simmering political feud between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and governor of Balk province in the north of the country Atta...

Taliban kill six in deadly suicide attack on Afghan police compound

AFP | A suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed Humvee into a police compound in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least six officers and destroying a...

Pakistan’s contributions for the uplift of Afghan people

Afrah Jamal | Pakistan and Afghanistan have history. And it is not all good. They have a shared border – though its legality has been...

The science behind love

Iasmina Hornoiu | The era of globalisation that we live in, aiming at connecting different parts of the world and expanding international economic, cultural and...

Bomb blast near Afghan border kills 9

Reuters | A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said...

Afghan girls’ robotics team overcomes setbacks to win contest in Europe

News Desk | After series of setbacks, the girl's from the robotics team of Afghanistan won a prestigious robotic competition in Europe. The three teenage girls...

Pakistan welcomes Gen. Nicholson’s offer to target Tehreek-e-Taliban

News Analysis | On Wednesday, Islamabad welcomed the US offer of targeting the hideouts of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, a group that is using Afghan soil to...

Afghan ‘green-eyed girl’ on her future

BBC News | An Afghan woman made famous by a 1985 National Geographic cover talks exclusively to the BBC of her hopes for a...

Just the assurance that Pakistan needed: But will it suffice?

News Analysis | The US assured Pakistan that no group will be allowed to launch attacks on Pakistan from Afghan soil, Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua...

The CIA’s new anti-Taliban strategy might help Daesh

Andrew Korybko | The New York Times reported over the weekend that the CIA would be redirecting most of its Afghan efforts towards directly thwarting...

ANP chief seeks to create ‘Pakhtun’ province

News Analysis | The chief of the Awami National Party (ANP) vowed to assimilate all Pashtun majority areas into a single unit, making it a...

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