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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...

Pakistan gets cozy to China and Russia as US play blames...

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s reluctance to comply with the United States misdirected directives in Afghanistan enraged the Trump administration. It is accusing, maligning and...

Trump’s military-centered strategies undermines every opportunity of peace-building in Afghanistan

Hidayatullah Sherzad | Following a wave of late barbaric and heinous attacks claimed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump made it clear...

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...

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...

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...

Compromise only at Pakistan’s peril

Hussan Zia | Taliban are an obstacle because they won't accept the presence of foreign troops. The Americans had expected that Pakistan will be...

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...

How the US destroyed Afghanistan

Jacob G Hornberger | Imagine a suicide bomber blowing himself up in New York City and killing 95 people. It would be big news on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UNSC sanctions team informed about Pakistan’s actions against terrorism

News Analysis | The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions monitoring team arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for a two-day visit. The UNSC team will...

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 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...

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...

Pakistan warns US of backlash of potential Afghan offensive

News Analysis | According to sources, the United States plans on launching a two pronged offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan that would force them...

Afghanistan’s Managed Chaos: US Strategic Regional Designs

Adnan Qaiser | Winston Churchill held the view that Americans can be trusted to do the right thing; only after having exhausted all other alternatives....

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

AFP | President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday...

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...

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...

Massacre at Army Public School: Questions that continue to haunt?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | For Pakistanis, December 16, was always a day of tragedy – and unforgettable pain. On 16th December 1971, Pakistani garrison in...

China warns its citizens in Pakistan of possible targeted terror attack

Reuters | China on Friday warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for a series of imminent "terrorist attacks" on Chinese targets there, an unusual...

How will rising extremism in Pakistan affect its ties with the...

James M Dorsey | A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from...

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...

Is Imran’s Mullahism more barbaric or the liberal mindset?

Waqas Shabbir | Liberals of the country are displeased with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. It is evident from their response on social media. Spreading...

Taliban gunmen open fire at Directorate General Agriculture Peshawar

Reuters with additional input from News Desk | Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burqas stormed the campus of an agriculture college in Pakistan on...

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