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Islamabad nominated to conduct arbitration in US-Afghanistan table talk

News Analysis | Following an explosion in Northern Afghanistan killing 14 civilians on 19th July 2018, the United States’ General Joseph Votel highlighted his interest...

Violence against media, a threat to the world

AFP | While journalists around the world face violent threats for their work, attacks against media offices like Thursday's deadly shooting inside a US newsroom...

Two killed as activists clash with militants in Pakistan tribal area

AFP | A clash between Pashtun activists and local militants on Sunday killed two people and wounded 25 others in a restive Pakistani tribal region...

Rare silk Quran helps preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

AFP | One of the only Qurans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan -- a feat its creators hope will help...

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

AFP | Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations Wednesday, killing at least five people, with security forces still...

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan

AFP | A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, creating tremors felt as far away as Pakistan's capital...

The Price of US Global Dominance – Numerous Human Losses

Firas Samuri | The United States of America considers military presence around the world as one of the key tools for ensuring national interests. The...

Kabul under attack once again as suicide bomber targets voter registration...

News Analysis | Melancholy surrounds upcoming parliamentary elections, which are already late by 3 years, in Afghanistan as a new wave of violence erupts all...

IS in Afghanistan: An emerging threat in a volatile region

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The increasing power of the militant IS (Daesh) is immensely catastrophic for the war torn Afghan state and society. The...

Pakistan seeks political solution to Afghan conflict: Khawaja Asif

News Analysis | A renewed effort to establish peace in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan is taking shape. A two day peace conference began in...

Yet another attack in heavily militarized Kabul kills 26 people

News Analysis | A group of teenagers walking out of Karte Sakhi shrine, where Afghans gather every year to mark Nauroz, became the victim of...

Let’s think of ending Afghan war, not winning it: Ghani

News Analysis | Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani demanded a clean break from the past and reiterated that belligerents should think to end the war in...

Baby Donald Trump causes a stir in Afghanistan

AFP | Donald Trump flops over his pink and white baby walker and rolls it around his family's modest home in Kabul, blissfully unaware of...

Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

AFP | A suicide attacker blew up a bomb-laden vehicle in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least two civilians and wounding several others, an Afghan...

US lights up pathway to Afghan peace

M K Bhadrakumar |  The Principal Assistant Secretary of State in the US state department’s Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells gave...

Car Bomb explodes near Australian convoy in Kabul

News Desk | A car bomb exploded close to a passing Australian embassy staff as they traveled through the Afghan capital, Kabul on March 2,...

Ghani offers peace negotiations to Taliban without any conditions

News Desk | Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has taken a major U-turn in his stance against the Taliban and offered them peace negotiations without any...

Suicide bomber in Kabul kills one, injures six

AFP | At least three people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the...

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...

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