Afghanistan

What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?

  0 comments   |     by Barin Sultani - Michael Kugelman on 08, August 2017

Over the past few weeks, the northern Afghan province of Kunduz — until recent years a region relatively unaffected by the Taliban insurgency — has been the site of heavy clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces. The Taliban recently seized control of Qala-e-Zal, a western district of Kunduz, and are also making advances on the province’s eastern

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PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 01, August 2017

PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN by IKRAM SEHGAL Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops

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'Safe havens' inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC

  0 comments   |     by APPP on 23, June 2017

'Safe havens' inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC APP Terrorist “safe havens” are inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday. "Th

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13 Suspected Indian IS Fighters killed as MOAB Hit Afghanistan: Reports

  0 comments   |     by Rajesh Ahuja and Rezaul H Laskar on 15, June 2017

Thirteen suspected Islamic State fighters from India were among the 96 militants killed when the US military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on IS positions in eastern Afghanistan, according to an Afghan media report on Tuesday. Kabul-based Pajhwok Afghan News agency quoted an unnamed security official as saying that “13 Indian Daesh militants were also among those kill

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How active are Indian jihadists in Afghanistan? Mother of All Bombs

  0 comments   |     by Asia on 14, June 2017

Afghan officials claim the US' "mother of all bombs" killed 13 Indian militants in Nangarhar. In a DW (Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster)   interview, expert Michael Kugelman says Indian nationals are joining both "Islamic State" and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. There are other analysts who are saying something more dangerous and sinister tha

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America’s Longest War Drags On In Afghanistan - US National Security

  13 comments   |     by James Cogan on 09, June 2017

The US national security advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, was in Afghanistan over the weekend, speaking with President Ashraf Ghani and General John Nicholson, the US military commander in the country. The aim of the talks, the Military Times reported prior to McMaster’s arrival in Kabul, was to “assess whether more military personnel are needed to break the stale

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Border Attack - Chaman Along the Pak-Afghan Border

  0 comments   |     by Editors Dawn on 18, May 2017

AN ugly and seemingly premeditated attack resulting in the death of several civilians and a couple of security personnel, the incident near Chaman along the Pak-Afghan border on Friday is a grim reminder of the toll on ordinary civilians of tense relations between the two states. There was no reason at all for Pakistani census teams accompanied by security personnel in border villages to come u

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Moscow Led Afghan Peace - Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran

  5 comments   |     by Hassan Bilal & Shahid Saleem on 05, May 2017

Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran are all in favor of direct talks with Taliban leadership while India is reluctant to support such a move fearing it may legitimize the insurgents. The Kremlin’s appointment of Zamir Kabulov as presidential envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan and head of the Russian foreign ministry’s Asia and Middle East department

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Who Sets the Agenda? US-Pakistan Bilateral Track Dialogue

  2 comments   |     by M Saeed Khalid on 28, April 2017

A group of former generals, diplomats and bureaucrats and think tank gurus came together to conduct the second round of the US-Pakistan Bilateral Track-II Dialogue on April 5 and April 6 in Islamabad. The meeting assumed special significance in view of the suspense that prevails regarding the Trump administration’s policies toward South Asia – particularly their Pak-Afghan dimension

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US Unleashes the Dogs of War in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar on 27, March 2017

A statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday pointedly called on the ‗international community‘ to respect Pakistan‘s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It commended Pakistan‘s contribution to the war against terrorism and stressed that the Afghan reconciliation process within the framework of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group should not be jeopardized

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