New Afghanistan Peace Process and the Indo-Pak Stalemate

New Afghanistan Peace Process and the Indo-Pak Stalemate

By Dr. Ishfaq Jamal Afghanistan is a country which has seen fewer years of peace and prosperity and more of war over the decades. Post the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States’ homeland; the country has been and is witnessing unending bloodshed. A war between heavily equipped and well trained US led NATO […]

US ‘war on terror’ has killed over 5,00,000 people: Study

US ‘war on terror’ has killed over 5,00,000 people: Study

WASHINGTON: At least half a million people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan have been killed due to the so-called “war on terror” launched by the United States in the wake of September 11, 2001 attack, according to a study published on Thursday. The report by the Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs […]

Russia hosts talks between Taliban and Afghan envoys

Russia hosts talks between Taliban and Afghan envoys

MOSCOW: Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations. Russia hopes “through joint efforts to open a new page in the history of Afghanistan,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said as the talks opened at a Moscow hotel […]

India part of the meeting

India part of the meeting

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday said it will participate at a “non-official level” in the multilateral peace talks hosted by Russia where representatives of the Taliban will be present. “We are aware that the Russian Federation is hosting a meeting in Moscow on 9 November on Afghanistan,” said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. […]

Why no talks with stakeholders in J&K, asks fmr CM

Why no talks with stakeholders in J&K, asks fmr CM

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has questioned the Government of India’s participation in a dialogue on Afghanistan in the presence of Taliban representatives while holding no talks with stakeholders in the State. “If ‘non-official’ participation in a dialogue that includes the taliban is acceptable to the Modi […]

Tie against India as good as a victory: Afghanistan captain

Tie against India as good as a victory: Afghanistan captain

DUBAI: Tying a match with a team like India was equivalent to a memorable victory, Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has said. India and Afghanistan played out a thrilling tie on Tuesday night after Mohammad Shahzad led his team to 252 for eight with a sensational hundred. “When you tie a match with a side like […]

Pak denies opening Afghan trade route for India

Pak denies opening Afghan trade route for India

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday refuted media reports saying it had expressed readiness to talk on the restoration of the India-Afghanistan trade route through its territory. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi rejected the media reports after US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass was quoted as saying by an Indian newspaper that Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier […]

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Karachi: Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to implement existing Pakistani laws that would grant citizenship to all Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees who were born on Pakistani soil, a major departure from previous policy. Pakistan is home to more than 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), many […]

‘Pakistan considering allowing India-Afghanistan trade via its territory’

‘Pakistan considering allowing India-Afghanistan trade via its territory’

Mumbai: Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier this year and indicated its willingness to discuss resumption of trade between Afghanistan and India via Pakistan through the land route, United States ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass told Economic Times in an interview. The revelation is significant, given that for years Pakistan has not allowed Indian goods to […]

Unrepentant, Unreformed Bully

Unrepentant, Unreformed Bully

While it is difficult for bullies, in general, to reform and transform into normal, civic and civil individuals, but in many cases , with maturity and vicissitudes of life, many do. However, at the same time, many also remained unreformed and unrepentant. The latter assessment holds true for the United States which continues to adhere […]

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