Tag: Kabul

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...

Five attacks in the last year that shook Kabul to its...

Ezzatullah Mehrdad | As deportations of Afghan assylum seekers from the West continue apace, the South Asian country's capital Kabul is fast turning into a death...

Should Pakistan have any positive expectations from the Foreign Secretary meetings...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrived in Kabul today for the first Pak-Afghan Joint working group meeting. Ms. Janjua led the delegation...

Kabul & Washington: On same wavelength

Mujib Abid | The brutality of the Afghan war, while consistently downplayed – in civilian casualty reports, disputed territory, vulnerability of Kabul government, among other...

Taliban and IS creating chaos in Kabul

AFP | The Taliban and the Islamic State group are creating a perfect storm of carnage in Kabul, adapting to ramped up security in the...

Attack at Kabul military academy kills at least two soldiers

AFP | Gunmen launched a pre-dawn raid on a military compound in Kabul on Monday, officials said, in an ongoing assault that has caused multiple...

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...

Kabul hotel attack death toll rises to 22

AFP | At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said...

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’s Pakistan crisis presents opportunity for Putin

Shahid Raza | Sitrep The first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of...

IS operating in Kabul under noses of US forces

AFP | Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group's expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan's restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping...

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...

India isolated by One Belt One Road Initiative

M K Bhadrakumar | From the Indian perspective, today’s announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Beijing and Islamabad are open to extending the...

Pence visit stokes up Pak-US tensions

News Analysis | Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Friday expressed deep concern over US Vice President Mike Pence’s comments regarding Pakistan and its role in...

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 US military has no authority to target Pakistan

News Analysis | Brigadier Lance Bunch, the director of Future Operations at Headquarters Resolute Support Mission in Kabul said that while the US forces are...

Suspected US drone attack kills 4 in Pakistan

Reuters with additional input from News Desk | A suspected U.S. drone strike on Thursday targeted a hideout of the Haqqani militant network along Pakistan's...

Why regional cooperation and stability is necessary for Pakistan

Abdul Rahim | Since 2002, President Karzai’s government and its international allies have made significant efforts to turn Afghanistan into a regional economic hub between...

Afghanistan acknowledges TTP’s presence on its soil

News Analysis | Amidst simmering tensions between Kabul and Islamabad, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah has said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has...

Islamabad-Kabul ties: too many fences to mend!

News Analysis | On Tuesday, the Foreign Office (FO) strongly condemned the attack on a check-post on the Af-Pak border in the Bajaur Agency. After...

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...

South Asia must heed the lessons from history!

Salman Bashir | President Donald Trump's 'Regional Strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia' is a theoretical construct centred on Afghanistan, but in the light of...

Will US accept Pakistan’s offer of joint operations against Haqqani network?

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan has offered the US joint operations against the Haqqani Network, provided the US has actionable...

Military Diplomacy with Afghanistan: Will Gen Bajwa’s visit to Kabul change...

News Analysis | Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani and held talks on key bilateral...

An impressive debut: PM Abbasi ticked the right boxes in his...

News Analysis |  The newly-elected Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is on his first visit to the US to attend the 72nd session of the...

PM Abbasi tells UN: Don’t involve us in new ‘great game’

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that “emerging big power friction” was threatening peace and prosperity in Asia. He, while...

Afghanistan: Trump & his Generals playing “double game”?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Associated Press has carried an exclusive report regarding the intensive, ongoing political dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban behind the...

The US failed Afghan policy – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | It took Donald Trump and his team 8 months to formulate Afghan policy, which was hailed by India and Afghan Government...

Washington wants decisive action from Pakistan

News Analysis | The US on Wednesday reiterated the need for Pakistan to act against alleged sanctuaries present on its soil. This was asserted by...

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