5 Haqqani militants killed in Afghan raid

Five militants of Haqqani militant group were killed in an Afghan Air Force-led airstrike in Afghanistan's Paktika province, the country's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

More on Afghanistan

Mark of shame

Why Pakistan has been supporting the Taliban and other terrorist outfits amid at continuing perpetuate the very long war which has gripped Afghanistan since 2001. It has been years that Pakistan has a difficult and strained relationship with us. 

Emerging Afghanistan

Afghanistan is considered to be part of Central Asia due to its geography, shared culture, history and traditions but it is now a member of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Afghans lost honest friend

Nancy Hatch Dupree, an archeologist, historian, expert in Afghanistan’s ancient and historic relics and the most important, a very good, loyal and honest friend for the people of Afghanistan passed away on September 10 in Kabul at the age of 90.

Social taboos

Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior that disturbs or upsets, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is behavior that appears to be distributing or threatening.

Tweets about SAMonitor
SAM Facebook

Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.


China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.