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Alarming Earthquake Hazard in Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

  6 comments   |     by Asif Aziz on 28, October 2016

A group of researchers from the University of Miami has discovered a new earthquake hazard in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in a study aimed at the major Chaman and Ghazaband faults in the region. The research showed the Ghazaband Fault holds a much higher potential for a high magnitude earthquake than previously thought, while the Chaman Fault accounts for only a

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Flawed Approach to Pakistan - Regional Dynamics are Once Again

  0 comments   |     by Published in Dawn on 30, September 2016

Regional dynamics are once again converging against Pakistan and its interests. And once again, terrorism and Afghanistan are the sources of growing regional differences. Testifying before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson resorted to what has long been a cornerstone, and a flawed one at that, of US policy towards Pak

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Afghan Taliban Capture Strategic District in Northern Kunduz Province

  0 comments   |     by Reuters on 24, August 2016

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban captured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz on Saturday, forcing troops to retreat to the provincial capital which fell briefly to the insurgents last year, officials said. Fighting has sharply escalated in Afghanistan since the insurgency started spreading from its traditional strongholds in the south and east of the country to the once peaceful n

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US PLANS BILLIONS IN AFHGAN FUNDING UNTIL 2012

  0 comments   |     by REUTERS on 14, June 2016

US plans billions in Afghan funding until 2020  By REUTERS KABUL: The United States is asking its allies helping with security in Afghanistan to maintain funding for Afghan forces at a cost of nearly $5 billion a year until at least 2020, a top US military commander said on Monday. The plan extends the international financial

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US

  0 comments   |     by A Iqbal on 23, May 2016

Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US Anwar Iqbal — WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area along the Pak-Afghan border, the Pentagon announced late on Saturday night. “Today, the US Depart¬ment of Defence conducted a precision air strike, targeting Mullah Mansour in a remote area in the Pakistan-Afghan

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How we Turned Success into Defeat and Endless War in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by Christina Lamb on 14, May 2016

Western media pretends the war is over, even as people join the Taliban or ISIS or leave. Another year, another spring offensive. The massive truck bomb that detonated in Tuesday’s morning rush hour followed by gunfire, killing 28 and wounding hundreds more, was sadly nothing new for the Afghan capital. More than 15 years after Western leaders declared victory over the Tali

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The Afghan peace process

  0 comments   |     by Ayaz Wazir on 14, May 2016

The Afghan peace process By The tragic incident in Kabul on April 19, in which 64 persons lost their lives and 347 were wounded, not only derailed the process of reconciliation that the Quadrilateral Contact Group (QCG) had initiated with optimism but also put an end to Pakistan’s peace efforts after President Ashraf Ghani blamed Pakistan for not doing much to battle terrorism. Kabul, he

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Old Becomes New

  0 comments   |     by Sp Report on 08, May 2016

Old Becomes New Ashraf Ghani has finally answered the call of the parliament and has appointed Masoom Stanekzai as the new Director for the National Directorate of Intelligence (NDS). He has been replaced by General Abdullah – formerly Chief of Staff at the Ministry – as the acting Defence Minister. Stanekzai will not make the lower house of the Afghan parliament happy though, which

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Aid Cut Off to Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by David Sterman on 24, March 2016

Afghanistan Secret EU plan urges aid cut if Afghanistan refuses deportees A secret European Union plan suggests threatening aid cuts if Afghanistan does not accept deported Afghan migrants and refuges from European countries, according to a report in The Telegraph on Monday (Telegraph). The joint “non-paper” discussion document marked EU Restricted was prepared by the European Commi

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Indian Nuclear Program –A global migraine

  0 comments   |     by Muhammad Umar on 31, December 2015

Indian Nuclear Program –A global migraine Muhammad Umar. American experts have been incessantly warning their government of the dire consequences of exempting India from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) requirements. On December 8, while testifying in front of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Edu

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