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Uzbekistan will organize an international high-level conference on Afghanistan March 26-27 in capital Tashkent. Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani will deliver keynote speeches at the opening ceremony.


Conspiracy theorists, who prove mostly right in the topsy turvy post-9/11 world, are these days busy switching channels -- Syria, Afghanistan, Korean peninsula and, yes, one more theatre which will be in heavy focus in June-July. All these narratives have Russia in them, including, quite surprisingly, South Korea where the media will gloat over the humiliation heaped on Russian athletes.


Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) Terming the Western media propagandist, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Friday that India, for whom he had a special message on its 69th Republic Day, should develop its own sources in his country, even as he termed US President Donald Trump's aid cut to Pakistan "a bit too late but welcome".


Few days ago, a group of five suicide attackers entered Intercontinental Hotel, killing and injuring tens of people, mostly civilians.


Education is a strong building block in building a stronger and healthier community.This starts by putting an emphasis on the importance of education for the youth today. As a community, it is necessary to help youth develop their identity and be a contributing factor to society.


The Taliban has allegedly rejected peace talks with the government, sticking to their stance of using arms, the only way, they believed would help reach their goals.


Given their situation, the only reason most Afghan refugees are staying on in India is to get a chance to go to any European country, writes Khatima Emami for South Asia Monitor


A 15-member delegation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), who has recently paid a visit to Kabul has shared its concern with government officials of Afghanistan over increasing activities of terrorist groups such as Daesh and Taliban in Afghanistan.


In a fresh move, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sent a high-level delegation, the core of the aim to closely assess situation in Afghanistan.


There is no doubt that growing insecurity has badly affected the regional communities and is becoming a serious headache for the certain countries in Asia. To save the people and the future generations, states that are haunted by terrorism must form a joint working group to jointly fight extremism and stop funding to terrorist organizations.


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spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties and promote mutual trust, writes Gaurav Sharma 
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What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


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