Tag: Afghanistan

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  • ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match: Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

    ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match: Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

    This victory will boost Afghanistan's confidence as the no. 10 ranked ODI side -- believed to be one the weakest sides this World Cup -- have made a statement that fighting them won’t be cake walk.

    May 25, 2019
  • Landmine explosion kills seven children in Afghanistan

    Landmine explosion kills seven children in Afghanistan

    The blast occurred in Ghazni province, south of the capital Kabul when the children stepped on a landmine while playing near the main road

    May 12, 2019
  • Meena Mangal, Afghan former journalist, shot dead in Kabul

    Meena Mangal, Afghan former journalist, shot dead in Kabul

    Mena Mangal was well known in Kabul circles for her work presenting shows on several television networks before she left journalism to become a cultural advisor to parliament.

    May 12, 2019
  • Loud explosion rattles Kabul, casualties feared: Police

    Loud explosion rattles Kabul, casualties feared: Police

    The blast comes as the US and Taliban representatives continue negotiations in Qatar aimed at bringing an end to the nearly 18-year-old conflict.

    May 8, 2019
  • The Afghan Conundrum~II

    The Afghan Conundrum~II

    A peaceful Afghanistan certainly frustrates Pakistan's sinister plan. Its frustration is therefore understandable, because a peaceful Afghanistan benefits India the most, whose economy dwarfs all other economies in the region except China‘s.

    May 7, 2019
  • The Afghan Conundrum~I

    The Afghan Conundrum~I

    The peace process revived only after Trump announced a drastic troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and sought the new Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s help in December 2018 to jumpstart the talks, but now Taliban has refused to talk directly to the Ghani administration. The tedious talks are now being held at Doha, Qatar, between the Taliban led by Mullah Ghani Barader and the US, led by Mr Zalmay Khalilzad.

    May 6, 2019
  • 4 killed, 40 wounded in Taliban attack

    4 killed, 40 wounded in Taliban attack

    The attack occurred two days after President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins Monday.

    May 5, 2019
  • Massive Afghanistan peace summit ends in Kabul

    Massive Afghanistan peace summit ends in Kabul

    On Thursday, several officials said a vital first step is an immediate reduction in violence, which has continued apace across Afghanistan even with various peace summits taking place.

    May 3, 2019
  • Three killed in bomb blast in Pakistan

    Three killed in bomb blast in Pakistan

    The explosion hit a check-post located in Raghzai area of Tehsil Shewa in North Waziristan, a district of the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan

    April 28, 2019
  • IED blast kills two security personnel in Pakistan

    IED blast kills two security personnel in Pakistan

    The explosives, which were planted close to the check post in Sheva tehsil of North Aaziristan District bordering Afghanistan

    April 27, 2019
  • US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

    US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

    Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy negotiating with the Taliban, met with Russian and Chinese representatives in Moscow as he seeks international consensus for his efforts to end the war.

    April 27, 2019
  • Iran denounces US talks with Taliban

    Iran denounces US talks with Taliban

    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif acknowledged that Iran had also opened a dialogue with the Taliban but said that the US push for a deal with the extremists was "seriously wrong".

    April 25, 2019
  • Taliban talks flounder

    Taliban talks flounder

    This time, the organisers of the Doha round have called off the conference that was scheduled to begin last Friday between Afghan leaders and Taliban insurgents.

    April 21, 2019
  • Symptom of a canker

    Symptom of a canker

    While the Prime Minister has ordered an enquiry, it devolves on the Balochistan government and the federal administration to contain the periodic violence in Quetta and the rest of Balochistan, where the chronic tension and disaffection have scarcely been addressed since 1947.

    April 15, 2019
  • Osama bin Laden, Portishead and a Jalalabad ‘encounter’ | Viral

    Osama bin Laden, Portishead and a Jalalabad ‘encounter’ | Viral

    Osama bin Laden was killed by US Navy SEALs on 2 May 2011 in Abottabad, Pakistan. He was hiding in the country without the Pakistani establishment having a clue about his presence there.

    April 10, 2019
  • As the Afghan pot boils…

    As the Afghan pot boils…

    Earlier this month, in an extremely unusual event diplomatic history of sorts was created when the visiting Afghan National Security Adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, while on American soil criticised the US administration to the extent of almost accusing them.

    March 21, 2019
  • Options post-Pulwama~II

    Options post-Pulwama~II

    A response is definitely called for, but the Prime Minister has been wise enough to leave it to the Army which knows best how, when and in what manner to retaliate. As in the surgical strike case, we should depend on the army, while knowing fully well that such responses, howsoever tough and devastating, will have little bearing on the behaviour of terrorists, their handlers or the ‘Deep State’ of the Pakistani Army and ISI, especially when after the withdrawal of US forces from  Afghanistan, the terrorists engaged in that frontier would be deflected towards Kashmir with the support of the Deep State.

    February 25, 2019