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Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo scrambled to Afghanistan last week in a bid to rescue the peace deal with the Afghan Taliban. A little over one month since the “historic deal” was signed in Doha, Washington is already feeling the need for a salvaging act.

David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan

David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan

ad in neighboring Pakistan. That said, there was undeniable progress on the security front, and I stand by what I told Congress and the national security team during that time.”

Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19

Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by.

A health worker in a protective suit sterilizes a money exchange market in Herat province on March 8, 2020. Elaha Sahel— Xinhua/Getty Images

As Coronavirus Spreads, Washington's $1 Billion Aid Cut Couldn't Have Come At a Worse Time for Afghanistan

In Afghanistan’s western Herat province, Governor Abdul Quayom Rahimi is bracing for the worst. Last week, Rahimi recorded 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus in his region, all in Afghans who had crossed the border from Iran. This week, that number doubled, and a now third of the cases are patients who ...

Afghanistan: prospects of a political settlement with the Taliban

Afghanistan: prospects of a political settlement with the Taliban

The status of international troops should act as a guarantor for a full implementation of an agreed political settlement. The fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and Afghanistan’s descent into the chaos were largely a result of a lack of guaranteed political settlement. Provisions of inclusive ...

President Ghani Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

President Ghani Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

President Mohammad Ashraf leading a high-level delegation left Kabul for Abu Dhabi here yesterday.

 
Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo scrambled to Afghanistan last week in a bid to rescue the peace deal with the Afghan Taliban. A little over one month since the “historic deal” was signed in Doha, ...

 
David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan

David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan

ad in neighboring Pakistan. That said, there was undeniable progress on the security front, and I stand by what I told Congress and the national security team during that time.”

 
Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19

Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by.

 
A health worker in a protective suit sterilizes a money exchange market in Herat province on March 8, 2020. Elaha Sahel— Xinhua/Getty Images

As Coronavirus Spreads, Washington's $1 Billion Aid Cut Couldn't Have Come At a Worse Time for Afghanistan

In Afghanistan’s western Herat province, Governor Abdul Quayom Rahimi is bracing for the worst. Last week, Rahimi recorded 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus in his region, all in Afghans who had crossed ...

 
Afghanistan: prospects of a political settlement with the Taliban

Analysis:

Afghanistan: prospects of a political settlement with the Taliban

The status of international troops should act as a guarantor for a full implementation of an agreed political settlement. The fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and Afghanistan’s descent ...

 
President Ghani Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

President Ghani Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

President Mohammad Ashraf leading a high-level delegation left Kabul for Abu Dhabi here yesterday.

 

​At least 22 Afghan force personnel were killed and another 20 wounded after Taliban attacked the checkpoint in the country's northern province of Faryab late Saturday.

 
Ghani: All violations in elections will be prosecuted in accordance with the law

New election commissioners sworn in

Ghani: All violations in elections will be prosecuted in accordance with the law

The new commissioners for the Independent Election Commission and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission took the oath of office at a ceremony in the Presidential Palace on Monday, a day after ...

 
“National Union” issue will be Raised during Loya Jirga

“National Union” issue will be Raised during Loya Jirga

The issue of “national union” will be raised during consultative Loya Jirga (national assembly) on peace, an unanimous source said.

 
Kabulov asks Turkey to join Moscow format

Kabulov asks Turkey to join Moscow format

Being a key player in Afghanistan, Turkey may be included in the Moscow format, says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan.

 
Afghanistan, Turkmenistan signed strategic cooperation agreement

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan signed strategic cooperation agreement

Presidents of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan Ashraf Ghani, and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation between the two countries in Ashgabat on Thursday.

 
17 Insurgents killed in Afghan air force air strike in Urozgan

17 Insurgents killed in Afghan air force air strike in Urozgan

Over 17 terrorists were killed following air attacks carried out by Afghan air forces in southern Urozgan province within the last 24 hours.

 
Hekmatyar: NUG and foreign forcesm causes of continued war in Afghanistan

Hekmatyar: NUG and foreign forcesm causes of continued war in Afghanistan

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is a possible candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, said on Thursday during a ceremony in capital Kabul that both the Soviets and NATO imposed their puppet governments ...

 
From Afghanistan to Iran, terror-sponsor Pakistan makes its presence felt

From Afghanistan to Iran, terror-sponsor Pakistan makes its presence felt

Iran, irate over a terror strike by a Pakistan-based Sunni group against 27 soldiers of its IRGC has vowed vengeance on Pakistan. Sources has said the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's decision ...

 
Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an end to the Lies

Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an end to the Lies

It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third ...

 
Khalilzad says focus on peace accord, not withdrawal agreement

Khalilzad says focus on peace accord, not withdrawal agreement

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, who is on a six-nation trip to discuss the Afghan peace process said Tuesday while meeting with EU and NATO partners in Brussels ...

 
Heading high-level delegation, Ghani in Nangarhar

Heading high-level delegation, Ghani in Nangarhar

President Ashraf Ghani travelled to eastern Nangarhar province at the head of a high-level delegation on Sunday, an official said.

 
NATO heads of state to meet in London this year

NATO heads of state to meet in London this year

NATO heads of state and government would meet in London at the end of the year, the alliance chief said on Wednesday.

 
Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

The Taliban entered a second day of unprecedented talks Wednesday with powerful Afghan politicians in Moscow, sidestepping the Kabul government as it pursues a leading stake in the war-torn country.

 
Gen. Votel: ​Afghan Government Must be part of Talks

Gen. Votel: ​Afghan Government Must be part of Talks

A top U.S. general said on Tuesday that talks between the United States and Taliban were in their “very, very early” stages and the Afghan government, so far excluded from talks, would have to be part ...

 
 
 
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