Afghanistan

Over 5mn Afghan refugees return home in 16 years: UNHCR

More than 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) statement said in Kabul? on Wednesday.

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How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

After fighting the longest war in its history, the US stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How could this be possible? How could the world’s sole superpower have battled continuously for more than 16 years – deploying more than 100,000 troops at the conflict’s peak, sacrificing the lives of nearly 2,300 soldiers, spending more than $1tn (£740bn) on its military operations, lavishing a record $100bn more on “nation-building”, helping fund and train an army of 350,000 Afghan allies – and still not be able to pacify one of the world’s most impoverished nations? So dismal is the prospect of stability in Afghanistan that, in 2016, the Obama White House cancelled a planned withdrawal of its forces, ordering more than 8,000 troops to remain in the country indefinitely.

Instrumental use of terrorism a threat to regional, global security

Since the beginning of its emergence in 1947,our eastern adjacent neighboring country of Pakistan who was separated by the then colonialism from the main body of British India and was set up beside Afghanistan as a cancerous tumor and in securing factor of our country, has been involved in an undeclared conflict with Afghanistan and for almost three quarters of a century this undefined hostility is going on in different eras in diverse forms.

Taliban looking for new means to support insurgency in Southern Afghanistan

Airstrikes on narcotics processing labs may be forcing the Taliban to seek new ways to finance their insurgency in southern Afghanistan.

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Developing countries need support to combat climate change: India

Reminding the developed world of their commitments to developing countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said developing countries need support to combat climate change.

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As countermeasure, India hikes import duty on 29 US products

In a retaliatory move against the recent US import duty hikes, India on Thursday raised customs duty on 29 products, including on iron and steel products imported from the US.

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