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Documents have been recovered from Daesh fighters, showing they receive command from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to wage war against Afghanistan generally and in Nangarhar province particularly.


Afghanistan can earn great amounts from its flowing waters if the governments manage them correctly. We are spending millions of dollars to our neighbors for the electricity, while we can produce it at home. Tajikistan and Uzbekistan also produce hydroelectricity.


In October, the Pentagon will have occupied Afghanistan for 15 years. It is already the longest-running U.S. imperialist war in history. And there is no end in sight.


It wasn't quite as warm and dry as Afghanistan, but at least it didn't rain on the country's national cricket team when they met Ireland in Belfast on Thursday.


Enemies of Afghan people have been making efforts to weaken the nation to reach their specific goals each for about four decades. They have been trying to use the people of Afghanistan against Afghanistan that they had been relatively successful. Unfortunately, a number of Afghans have been ignorantly serving the aliens standing against their home, killing their brothers, sisters and damaging their motherland.


Whenever someone talks about Afghanistan whether it is about security, economy or other issues, the name of its neighbor, Pakistan that plays key role in almost all sectors come without any pause. But most of time, it comes in form of bad neighbors that spare no stone unturned to destabilize Afghanistan and see its national interests in having unstable neighbor. This ideology is very dangerous, not only for Afghanistan but for all countries.


Journalists in Afghanistan are going through most difficult time after fall of the Taliban’s regime as the number of groups opposing free media in the country had increased manifold. The work environment and security situation have created many hurdles before both male and female journalists. 


President Obama’s announcement follows a decision in 2015 to slow down the planned drawdown of U.S. troops from the current 9,800 to just an embassy presence by the end of 2015, as well as a more recent order last month giving U.S. military leaders more leeway on decisions to conduct strikes on the Taliban in defense of Afghan forces.


Stated simply, if Afghanistan were granted a Belgian-type neutrality, it could - with the help of major powers, as Dr. Kissinger says - rid itself of the Taliban, Haqqani, Al-Qaeda and other extremist cancers. The aim would be to produce a peaceful, self-governing and self-sustaining Afghanistan.


President Obama’s decision on troop levels in Afghanistan is mildly commendable and utterly predictable. He has already given up his dream of pulling all U.S. troops out before he leaves office. Now he has given up his plan to cut troop levels from 9,800 to 5,500. Instead, he will cut to “only” 8,400.


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Nepal’s deposed king Gyanendra Shah has regretted that the country has lost its Hindu identity and said despair and unhappiness among the people might lead them to revolt once again. 


The first India-Palestine Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) signifies New Delhi’s commitment towards economic development and well being of Palestine writes Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor

Intensifying searches is good. But with all this only about 15% of the tax-defaulters have been caught. Therefore the government must address the major sources of black money, writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor. 


BRICS meet in Goa

sites/default/files/Vignettes ThumbImage/1_8.jpg India-China differences and their discord over Pakistan are among differences in the BRICS that could “capsize” the grouping if the member nations fail to address competition and disagreements among them, Chinese media said today.

Well that should be it. Game, set and match. The three presidential debates — now mercifully over — have not been kind to Donald Trump, not least the constant use of the split screen which means his peevish, glowering and frequently interrupting persona is permanently on display to viewers.

In the afternoon of October 13, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty, passed away at the age of 88, in the 70th year of his reign. I ran to a café in Sukhumvit to watch the announcement, as streets in Bangkok grew quiet, people huddled around television screens, many sobbing in disbelief....


Address by M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs on Regional Integration and Prosperity at Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (October 5, 2016). Read more inside...

The cold, hard reality of the war in Syria is that the violence, bloodshed, and chaos continues unabated while the Left, such as it is, continues on in a state of schizophrenic madness. Different points of view, conflicting ideological tendencies, and a misunderstanding of the reality of the conflict are all relevant issues to be in...

On a sunny morning a young shepherd takes his cattle across the lovely winding Namka Chu into the dense pine forests on the ridge above. The cold wind blows in from the north and the boy looks up at the steep mountain ahead of him covered by rhododendrons.


The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...


The book, written in the manner of a series of case studies, also points to the lack of a clearly enunciated national security strategy, a defence situational review, a defence strategy and a joint strategy for the armed forces -- all of this h...


The book ‘Pakistan at crossroads: Domestic Dynamics and External Pressures’  is one of the few books in recent years which fixes spotlight on various aspects of Pakistan; the internal flummoxing situation and external forces wh...


In a region which is unexplored as an asset class, performance will be the kingmaker. This book includes the author’s CDCF Portfolio basket for the SAARC asset class, which selects the best fundamental-p...


Sri Lanka has to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen, says John Gimlette, an accomplished travel writer who journeys to the island nation at the end of a long and brutal civil war. Anyone who has se...

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