Afghan forces kill 17 Taliban militants

At least 17 insurgents were killed and over a dozen others injured after Afghan security forces repulsed Taliban attacks on security checkpoints in Kunduz province on Thursday, police said.

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As Afghan war escalates, security fears grow in peaceful valley

The Panjshir Valley, about 50 miles north of Kabul, has been one of the safest places in this country. But a growing number of inhabitants fear the Taliban’s recent resurgence could bring violence to their quiet region.

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Afghan government has been working with donor countries and organizations to explore solutions to the country’s many pressing needs. Most of the efforts are visible on papers. Situation on the ground is presenting a gloomy picture as writ of the government is limited to major cities. Poorly drawn development strategies and endemic corruption are other reasons behind snail-paced progress which are often faced by setbacks. 

Fifteen Years in Afghanistan: The Folly of Fighting Alongside a Perfidious Pakistan

Thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Afghans and coalition partners have paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to stabilize Afghanistan and to prevent the return of the Pakistan sponsored Taliban. A key reason why the war has protracted is a failure to know the enemy.  

Afghanistan itself is now taking in the most Afghan migrants

There is one country in the world that is now taking in more Afghan migrants than all the countries in Europe and South Asia put together this year. That would be Afghanistan itself.
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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...