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Won’t tolerate Homosexuality in the Army: General Bipin Rawat

Won’t tolerate Homosexuality in the Army: General Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday (Jan 10) said “Won’t allow homosexuality and adultery in the Army”, despite the Supreme Court decriminalizing it...

India participating in talks with Taliban unofficially at Moscow meet

In a first, marking a significant departure from India’s stand on engaging the Taliban particularly after the IC-814 hijacking to Kandahar 19 years ago,...
Tehran hosts Iran-India-Afghanistan trilateral meet

Tehran hosts Iran-India-Afghanistan trilateral meet

Amidst US President Donald Trump’s threats of bringing down Iranian oil import to zero by November 4, India, Afghanistan and Iran held their first...
India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

Expanding their regional influence, India and China have launched a training programme for Afghan diplomats on Monday in New Delhi. Ten Afghan diplomats are...
Taliban: US Ready To Discuss Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban: US Ready To Discuss Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

In a swift diplomatic move, Taliban have claimed that the US has agreed to discuss the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan during their...
US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan

US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan

The crisis in Afghanistan seems to be heading towards another cycle of peace after war and vice versa. A Taliban delegation has met with...
US: Pakistan approach Afghanistan to resume Kabul-Delhi trade by road

US: Pakistan approach Afghanistan to resume Kabul-Delhi trade by road

In a major revelation, US Ambassador to Afghanistan has said that Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier this year and indicated its willingness to discuss...
Kabul: Twin Explosions Kill 22, Including 2 Journalists

Kabul: Twin Explosions Kill 22, Including 2 Journalists

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday night’s twin bombings killing 22 civilians and wounding 75 others at a Kabul sports...
Syrian Militants Secretly Flown To Afghanistan, China Raises a Battalion

Syrian Militants Secretly Flown To Afghanistan, China Raises a Battalion

~By: Saeed Naqvi   Among the dozen or so guests US Ambassador Frank Wisner was escorting to Bhutan for a holiday was Richard Holbrooke, former US...
Moscow Afghan Peace Conference Postponed

Moscow Afghan Peace Conference Postponed

Russia and Afghanistan have agreed to postpone the planned peace talks in Moscow slated to begin on September 4, where 12 countries were invited....
India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on the border and avoid Doklam-like standoffs that...
Afghanistan Toes US Decision, Not To Participate Moscow Talks

Afghanistan Toes US Decision, Not To Participate Moscow Talks

Following US decision not to participate in Afghan peace talks slated to be held in the first week of September in Moscow, Afghanistan government...
Afghanistan Slashes Customs Tariffs for Goods to India

Afghanistan Slashes Customs Tariffs for Goods to India

Amidst US imposing higher trade tariff with its trading partners, some of them traditional allies, Afghanistan government has taken a positive step by vastly...
Pakistan Urges India to Begin Peace Talks Considering Kashmir A “Reality”

Pakistan Urges India to Begin Peace Talks Considering Kashmir A “Reality”

New Foreign Minister Addresses First Press Conference Pakistan’s new foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has urged India to begin peace talks and shun adventurism for...
Afghanistan: 52 Killed In Taliban Terror Attacks on Security Forces

Afghanistan: 52 Killed In Taliban Terror Attacks on Security Forces

In two different Taliban terror attacks on security forces in Afghanistan, at least 52 security personnel were killed on Wednesday. Of them 45 were...
Taliban Withdraw From Ghazni after 4-Day Long Operation

Taliban Withdraw From Ghazni after 4-Day Long Operation

At the end of four day long operation by Afghan government forces against Taliban terrorists in Ghazni province, there are reports that Taliban has...
Afghan President Condemns Suicide Bombing On a Shia Mosque

Afghan President Condemns Suicide Bombing On a Shia Mosque

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned Friday’s suicide bombings at a Shia mosque in Gardez, in Paktia province killing at least 30 civilians...
Afghan traders ink $68m deals in Delhi’s trade event

Afghan traders ink $68m deals in Delhi’s trade event

In an interesting development indicating growing India-Afghanistan ties, Afghan traders have succeeded in signing $68 million worth of deals for high-value agricultural products: like...
Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

In an unprecedented development, the heads of intelligence from Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan have reached an agreement to join efforts against Daesh (IS)...
A tense moment between Russia and Spain, at Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow. Russia won the game in a penalty shootout at 4-3, UNI

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India condemn terror attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan

India condemn terror attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan

India has strongly condemned a suicide bomb attack on a group of Sikhs in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The attack...
IS tries to sabotage Afghan government-Taliban ceasefire

IS tries to sabotage Afghan government-Taliban ceasefire

Claims responsibility for suicide bombing in Nangarhar Amidst ongoing eight day ceasefire announced by Afghan government and responded by Taliban’s three day ceasefire, Daesh (IS)...
18 civilians, 3 policemen killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan:18 civilians, 3 policemen killed in terror attacks

Security forces kill 10 Taliban fighters Despite ceasefire announcements by government and Taliban fighters on the occasion of forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival, Afghanistan has witnessed a spate...
Afghanistan: Taliban announce three-day Eid ceasefire

Afghanistan: Taliban announce three-day Eid ceasefire

First such response to Afghan government eight day ceasefire Responding to Afghan government’s eight day ceasefire on the occasion of Eidfestival, the Taliban in Afghanistan has for...
Afghan President declare temporary ceasefire against Taliban

Afghan President declare temporary ceasefire against Taliban

No response from Taliban as yet In a surprise development on Thursday, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a temporary eight day ceasefire with the...
Senior Airman John Linzmeier and Technical Sergeant Alison Bruce-Maldonado of the Hawaii National Guard document road damage in Leilani Estates during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, US, Reuters/UNI

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Over 29 killed in twin terror explosions in Kabul

29 killed in twin terror explosions in Kabul

Eight journalists among killed In another grim morning in Kabul, at least 29 people, including eight journalists and four policemen have been killed and...
India joins UN in condemning terror attacks in Afghanistan

India joins UN in condemning terror attacks in Afghanistan

UN chief say terrorists must not succeed in deterring Afghan citizens from taking part in forthcoming elections  India has joined UN in condemning Sunday’s terror...
Pakistan receives seven bodies from Afghanistan, Iran

Pakistan receives seven bodies from Afghanistan, Iran

Amidst ongoing diplomatic war with India, Pakistan received dead bodies of five of its soldiers from Afghanistan and two of its civilians’ from Iranian...
Afghan District Governor among 15 killed in Taliban attack

Afghan District Governor among 15 killed in Taliban attack

Sources also claim 45 Taliban casualties After a brief lull in its activities, the Taliban armed group stormed a government building in central Afghanistan early...
Kabul:Terrorist groups reject peace offer, kill 33 in a suicide explosion

Kabul:Terrorist groups reject peace offer, kill 33 in a suicide explosion

President Ashraf Ghani’s reconciliation offer thwarted on New Year The terrorist groups in Afghanistan have thwarted President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of introducing reforms in the...
Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan has expressed that its desire for peace should never be mistaken as its weakness while normalizing relations with India needs resolution of all...
India succeeds hurting Pakistan’s trade interest in Afghanistan

India succeeds hurting Pakistan’s trade interest in Afghanistan

Development of Iranian port Chabahar and connecting road to Afghanistan by India has started showing results causing huge trade deficit for Pakistan. A senior...
US, Pakistan not to cut ties, work together in Afghanistan

US, Pakistan not to cut ties, work together in Afghanistan

US has reportedly assured Pakistan that it does not want to sever ties with  Islamabad which has extended its “wholehearted support” to the US-backed...

Afghan govt. offers to recognise Taliban as political group

UN mission welcomes the move The latest developments in Afghan capital Kabul indicate some kind of reconciliation between the west-backed government and Taliban, the...
After Reverses in Syria, Afghanistan, A Quest For Propaganda Equalizer

After Reverses in Syria, Afghanistan, A Quest For Propaganda Equalizer

Conspiracy theorists, who prove mostly right in the topsy turvy post 9/11 world, are these days busy switching channels – Syria, Afghanistan, Korean peninsula...
US names three Pakistanis as designated global terrorists

US designates three Pakistanis as global terrorists

Pak military top brass assures US for cooperation, discuss India’s “ceasefire violations” Exerting further pressure on Pakistan, US administration has named three Pakistani nationals as...
US troops start moving from Iraq to Afghanistan

US troops start moving from Iraq to Afghanistan

US Administration has silently begun withdrawing its forces along with arms and equipment from Iraq and deploying them in Afghanistan, AFP reports quoting western...
US: Commanders authorised to deal with safe havens in Af-Pak

US: Commanders authorised to deal with safe havens in Af-Pak

The US administration has once again asserted that under its new South Asia strategy, its commanders in the region are given authority and resources...
The US-Pakistan crisis ends, US asks to clear terrorists

The US-Pakistan crisis ends, US asks to clear terrorists

Pak media claims end of the crisis that triggered after Trump’s tweet After weeks of threatening and cautioning Pakistan asking to destroy terrorists’ “havens” in...
US assures Pakistan of no unilateral military action

US assures Pakistan of no unilateral military action

The diplomatic tussle between US and Pakistan has been continuing for last several weeks. After suspending military aid, Uni­ted States has assured Pakistan that...
40 killed in deadly suicide attack on Shia centre in Kabul

40 killed in deadly suicide attack on Shia centre in Kabul

Daesh (IS) claims responsibility for the attack  Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the deadly suicide bombing in Kabul on Thursday killing at least...
China, Pakistan to look for extending CPEC for Afghanistan

China, Pakistan to look for extending CPEC for Afghanistan

Reacting to India’s access to Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port, China and Pakistan have become more active to attract Afghanistan. They will now look...
Afghanistn: Daesh controls two districts, Islamabad supports terror group

Afghanistan: Daesh controls two districts, Islamabad supports terror group

Foreign terrorists enter Afghanistan through Tajikistan, says report After being defeated badly in Syria and Iraq, the dreaded terrorist organization Daesh (IS) is now strengthening...

India demands end to ‘Special Terrorist Zones’ beyond Afghanistan’s border

India’s Deputy Permanent Representative told UN that Afghanistan's security and stability is tied to that of the entire region. Once again hitting out at Pakistan...
khwaja asif

Pakistan rejects India’s “policeman” role in the region

Ties with Washington were not cordial, says foreign minister Khwaja Asif Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif has, on Wednesday, announced that Islamabad has made clear...
Chabahar-challenge

Is India’s optimism over Iran’s Chabahar port grossly misplaced?

By Seema Guha US President Donald Trump’s hardline strategy against Iran could severely impact India’s hopes of enhancing trade and commerce through the Chabahar port The...
signing-chabahar

India sends first wheat shipment for Afghanistan via Iranian Chabahar port

Foreign Ministers of three countries flagged-off the ship Opening the wider door of cooperation among India, Afghanistan and Iran, the much awaited project of Chabahar...
ISIS raqqa

Migrant Jihadis: ISIS Freed From Raqqa, In Search Of Endless Battles

By: Saeed Naqvi  The final shoot out in the old Wild West movies has the camera dwell on the blaze engulfing the Sherrif’s office. The Sherrif...
Kerala

Kerala: Two more ISIS suspects arrested, ‘main recruiter’ among them

Earlier on Wednesday three IS suspects, who were deported from Turkey while trying to sneak into Syria, were arrested. A day after the arrest of...
tillerson in pakistan

Pak Media Suggests Government to Act Tough Against Terrorism

Bilateral ties cannot and will not be helped if mindless hectoring by the US continues, says Dawn The mounting US pressure on Pakistan under President...
PM Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani determined to end terrorism

PM Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani determined to end terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, have discussed range of bilateral, regional and global issues and expressed their firm resolve...
Afghans organise a protest march in Kabul demanding an end to terrorism and establishment of a political system that will ensure their safety. Photo Credit: The Conversation

“I Would Have Been Killed, Along With My Father”

How a U.S. Special Immigrant Visa program likely saved a life? Its continuation and expansion could save more By Sher A. Nader In July 2016, I...
attack in mosque

IS target mosques to create Sunni-Shia violence in Afghanistan

US using IS as “tool” to destabilize region, says Hamid Karzai In a bid to create sectarian violence in Afghanistan, suicide bombers struck two...
Zeenat

Abducted Pak journo Zeenat Shahzadi rescued after 2 years

Zeenat, a reporter with Pakistan’s Metro News, was abducted while trying to trace whereabouts of an Indian national who went missing in Pakistan in...
Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan court extends JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s detention for 30 days

A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan’s Punjab province has on Thursday extended the house arrest of the alleged Mumbai attack mastermind for another 30...
Nikki Haley

India can get UNSC seat if it doesn’t insist on veto reforms: Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley said India needs to focus on getting Russia and China on its side to obtain a seat in...
US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praises India’s holistic approach US have praised India’s decision not to send its troops to fight against terror groups in Afghanistan...
Rockets rain down on Kabul airport hours after US Def secretary Mattis arrives

Rockets rain down on Kabul airport hours after US Def secretary Mattis arrives

An unconfirmed number of rockets hit the airport after Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived on a surprise visit to Afghanistan Hours after...
India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

Pak PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had recently said during a US visit that his government “will not accept military or political role” of India...
Pervez-Musharraf

Musharraf blames Asif Ali Zardari, an ‘important Afghan figure’ for Benazir murder

Fugitive in Bhutto murder case, former Pak president says Zardari gained most from Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto’s assassination while he lost everything Former Pakistan President...
Won’t accept military or political role of India in Afghanistan: Pak PM Abbasi at UN

Won’t accept military or political role of India in Afghanistan: Pak PM Abbasi at...

The recently sworn-in PM also alleges that India is using aggression along the Line of Control to divert attention from the turmoil in Kashmir Pakistan...
Afghanistan asks India to expedite Chabahar port development

Afghanistan asks India to expedite Chabahar port development

The Afghans see the route central to their hope of streamlining trade with India and boosting access to markets in Europe and the Middle...
Afganistan

Prime Minister: India gives highest priority to Afghanistan

Afghanistan joins India in alleging Pakistan based terror groups for violence Prime Minister Narendra Modi has affirmed of India’s highest priority to its ties with...
khwaja asif

Pakistan Admits Mistakes in Handling Terror Groups

Foreign Minister suggests action to escape embarrassment Now it is official. Pakistan government has, for the first time, admitted the presence of terror groups in...
Trump’s New Afghan Policy Creates Concern in Pakistan

Trump’s New Afghan Policy Creates Concern in Pakistan

Taliban; Afghanistan to become another “graveyard” for super power Several Pakistani political commentators and leaders have expressed concern over US President Donald Trump’s new...
Taliban Urges Trump for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban Urges Trump for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Taliban, responsible for the recent spate of terror attacks, have called on US President Donald Trump to review his country’s Afghan policy and...
YOUNG MINDS: School students visiting Parliament house pose for a photograph in front of the Gandhi statue, in New Delhi, UNI

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US; Withholding $ 350 m Pak Funds Not New Policy

US; Withholding $ 350 m Pak Funds Not New Policy

Dawn; Rocky US-Pak Ties not good for either The US administration has now started to reconcile Islamabad for its decision not to provide $350 million...

US Asks India to Assist Save Afghan Borders

India likely to send troops to Kabul, say experts By: Abu Turab The India-US ties have been growing rapidly in the post Modi-Trump recent summit...
FIND YER MOJO: Runners sprint ahead of bulls during the seventh running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Reuters/UNI

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First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

An Afghan cargo plane carrying 62 tons of cargo landing in Delhi on June 19 marked the opening of the air corridor established between...
Donald Trump

Trump may strip Pakistan of Major non-NATO ally status

Serious debate in Washington The US Administration under President Donald Trump has been seriously considering hardening its approach towards Pakistan for not deterring militants launching...
Afghanistan Attack

Taliban attack on Police Headquarters

Earlier Afghan soldier opened fire on US troops At least five policemen were killed and nine others injured when Taliban  stormed police headquarters at Gardez...
US slams Pakistan for strained relations with India, says Pak based terrorist groups a sustained threat

US slams Pakistan for strained relations with India, says Pak based terrorist groups a...

The United States on Thursday blamed Pakistan for strained relations with India and said that terror groups in Islamabad will continue to pose a...
The GBU-43/B, also known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, detonates during a test at Elgin Air Force Base, Florida, US, on November 21, 2003, in this handout photo provided on April 13, 2017, Reuters/UNI

US fireworks

Awaiting details from Afghanistan, a look at the Syrian outrage By Saeed Naqvi President Trump has furnished proof that the leader of the Free World, which dropped...

'Afghanistan' - 76 News Results

Won’t tolerate Homosexuality in the Army: General Bipin Rawat

Won’t tolerate Homosexuality in the Army: General Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday (Jan 10) said “Won’t allow homosexuality and adultery in the Army”, despite the Supreme Court decriminalizing it...

India participating in talks with Taliban unofficially at Moscow meet

In a first, marking a significant departure from India’s stand on engaging the Taliban particularly after the IC-814 hijacking to Kandahar 19 years ago,...
Tehran hosts Iran-India-Afghanistan trilateral meet

Tehran hosts Iran-India-Afghanistan trilateral meet

Amidst US President Donald Trump’s threats of bringing down Iranian oil import to zero by November 4, India, Afghanistan and Iran held their first...
India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

Expanding their regional influence, India and China have launched a training programme for Afghan diplomats on Monday in New Delhi. Ten Afghan diplomats are...
Taliban: US Ready To Discuss Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban: US Ready To Discuss Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

In a swift diplomatic move, Taliban have claimed that the US has agreed to discuss the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan during their...
US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan

US Envoy meet Taliban for restoring peace in Afghanistan

The crisis in Afghanistan seems to be heading towards another cycle of peace after war and vice versa. A Taliban delegation has met with...
US: Pakistan approach Afghanistan to resume Kabul-Delhi trade by road

US: Pakistan approach Afghanistan to resume Kabul-Delhi trade by road

In a major revelation, US Ambassador to Afghanistan has said that Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier this year and indicated its willingness to discuss...
Kabul: Twin Explosions Kill 22, Including 2 Journalists

Kabul: Twin Explosions Kill 22, Including 2 Journalists

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday night’s twin bombings killing 22 civilians and wounding 75 others at a Kabul sports...
Syrian Militants Secretly Flown To Afghanistan, China Raises a Battalion

Syrian Militants Secretly Flown To Afghanistan, China Raises a Battalion

~By: Saeed Naqvi   Among the dozen or so guests US Ambassador Frank Wisner was escorting to Bhutan for a holiday was Richard Holbrooke, former US...
Moscow Afghan Peace Conference Postponed

Moscow Afghan Peace Conference Postponed

Russia and Afghanistan have agreed to postpone the planned peace talks in Moscow slated to begin on September 4, where 12 countries were invited....
India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on the border and avoid Doklam-like standoffs that...
Afghanistan Toes US Decision, Not To Participate Moscow Talks

Afghanistan Toes US Decision, Not To Participate Moscow Talks

Following US decision not to participate in Afghan peace talks slated to be held in the first week of September in Moscow, Afghanistan government...
Afghanistan Slashes Customs Tariffs for Goods to India

Afghanistan Slashes Customs Tariffs for Goods to India

Amidst US imposing higher trade tariff with its trading partners, some of them traditional allies, Afghanistan government has taken a positive step by vastly...
Pakistan Urges India to Begin Peace Talks Considering Kashmir A “Reality”

Pakistan Urges India to Begin Peace Talks Considering Kashmir A “Reality”

New Foreign Minister Addresses First Press Conference Pakistan’s new foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has urged India to begin peace talks and shun adventurism for...
Afghanistan: 52 Killed In Taliban Terror Attacks on Security Forces

Afghanistan: 52 Killed In Taliban Terror Attacks on Security Forces

In two different Taliban terror attacks on security forces in Afghanistan, at least 52 security personnel were killed on Wednesday. Of them 45 were...
Taliban Withdraw From Ghazni after 4-Day Long Operation

Taliban Withdraw From Ghazni after 4-Day Long Operation

At the end of four day long operation by Afghan government forces against Taliban terrorists in Ghazni province, there are reports that Taliban has...
Afghan President Condemns Suicide Bombing On a Shia Mosque

Afghan President Condemns Suicide Bombing On a Shia Mosque

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned Friday’s suicide bombings at a Shia mosque in Gardez, in Paktia province killing at least 30 civilians...
Afghan traders ink $68m deals in Delhi’s trade event

Afghan traders ink $68m deals in Delhi’s trade event

In an interesting development indicating growing India-Afghanistan ties, Afghan traders have succeeded in signing $68 million worth of deals for high-value agricultural products: like...
Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

In an unprecedented development, the heads of intelligence from Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan have reached an agreement to join efforts against Daesh (IS)...
A tense moment between Russia and Spain, at Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow. Russia won the game in a penalty shootout at 4-3, UNI

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India condemn terror attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan

India condemn terror attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan

India has strongly condemned a suicide bomb attack on a group of Sikhs in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The attack...
IS tries to sabotage Afghan government-Taliban ceasefire

IS tries to sabotage Afghan government-Taliban ceasefire

Claims responsibility for suicide bombing in Nangarhar Amidst ongoing eight day ceasefire announced by Afghan government and responded by Taliban’s three day ceasefire, Daesh (IS)...
18 civilians, 3 policemen killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan:18 civilians, 3 policemen killed in terror attacks

Security forces kill 10 Taliban fighters Despite ceasefire announcements by government and Taliban fighters on the occasion of forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival, Afghanistan has witnessed a spate...
Afghanistan: Taliban announce three-day Eid ceasefire

Afghanistan: Taliban announce three-day Eid ceasefire

First such response to Afghan government eight day ceasefire Responding to Afghan government’s eight day ceasefire on the occasion of Eidfestival, the Taliban in Afghanistan has for...
Afghan President declare temporary ceasefire against Taliban

Afghan President declare temporary ceasefire against Taliban

No response from Taliban as yet In a surprise development on Thursday, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a temporary eight day ceasefire with the...
Senior Airman John Linzmeier and Technical Sergeant Alison Bruce-Maldonado of the Hawaii National Guard document road damage in Leilani Estates during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, US, Reuters/UNI

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Over 29 killed in twin terror explosions in Kabul

29 killed in twin terror explosions in Kabul

Eight journalists among killed In another grim morning in Kabul, at least 29 people, including eight journalists and four policemen have been killed and...
India joins UN in condemning terror attacks in Afghanistan

India joins UN in condemning terror attacks in Afghanistan

UN chief say terrorists must not succeed in deterring Afghan citizens from taking part in forthcoming elections  India has joined UN in condemning Sunday’s terror...
Pakistan receives seven bodies from Afghanistan, Iran

Pakistan receives seven bodies from Afghanistan, Iran

Amidst ongoing diplomatic war with India, Pakistan received dead bodies of five of its soldiers from Afghanistan and two of its civilians’ from Iranian...
Afghan District Governor among 15 killed in Taliban attack

Afghan District Governor among 15 killed in Taliban attack

Sources also claim 45 Taliban casualties After a brief lull in its activities, the Taliban armed group stormed a government building in central Afghanistan early...
Kabul:Terrorist groups reject peace offer, kill 33 in a suicide explosion

Kabul:Terrorist groups reject peace offer, kill 33 in a suicide explosion

President Ashraf Ghani’s reconciliation offer thwarted on New Year The terrorist groups in Afghanistan have thwarted President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of introducing reforms in the...
Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan has expressed that its desire for peace should never be mistaken as its weakness while normalizing relations with India needs resolution of all...
India succeeds hurting Pakistan’s trade interest in Afghanistan

India succeeds hurting Pakistan’s trade interest in Afghanistan

Development of Iranian port Chabahar and connecting road to Afghanistan by India has started showing results causing huge trade deficit for Pakistan. A senior...
US, Pakistan not to cut ties, work together in Afghanistan

US, Pakistan not to cut ties, work together in Afghanistan

US has reportedly assured Pakistan that it does not want to sever ties with  Islamabad which has extended its “wholehearted support” to the US-backed...

Afghan govt. offers to recognise Taliban as political group

UN mission welcomes the move The latest developments in Afghan capital Kabul indicate some kind of reconciliation between the west-backed government and Taliban, the...
After Reverses in Syria, Afghanistan, A Quest For Propaganda Equalizer

After Reverses in Syria, Afghanistan, A Quest For Propaganda Equalizer

Conspiracy theorists, who prove mostly right in the topsy turvy post 9/11 world, are these days busy switching channels – Syria, Afghanistan, Korean peninsula...
US names three Pakistanis as designated global terrorists

US designates three Pakistanis as global terrorists

Pak military top brass assures US for cooperation, discuss India’s “ceasefire violations” Exerting further pressure on Pakistan, US administration has named three Pakistani nationals as...
US troops start moving from Iraq to Afghanistan

US troops start moving from Iraq to Afghanistan

US Administration has silently begun withdrawing its forces along with arms and equipment from Iraq and deploying them in Afghanistan, AFP reports quoting western...
US: Commanders authorised to deal with safe havens in Af-Pak

US: Commanders authorised to deal with safe havens in Af-Pak

The US administration has once again asserted that under its new South Asia strategy, its commanders in the region are given authority and resources...
The US-Pakistan crisis ends, US asks to clear terrorists

The US-Pakistan crisis ends, US asks to clear terrorists

Pak media claims end of the crisis that triggered after Trump’s tweet After weeks of threatening and cautioning Pakistan asking to destroy terrorists’ “havens” in...
US assures Pakistan of no unilateral military action

US assures Pakistan of no unilateral military action

The diplomatic tussle between US and Pakistan has been continuing for last several weeks. After suspending military aid, Uni­ted States has assured Pakistan that...
40 killed in deadly suicide attack on Shia centre in Kabul

40 killed in deadly suicide attack on Shia centre in Kabul

Daesh (IS) claims responsibility for the attack  Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the deadly suicide bombing in Kabul on Thursday killing at least...
China, Pakistan to look for extending CPEC for Afghanistan

China, Pakistan to look for extending CPEC for Afghanistan

Reacting to India’s access to Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port, China and Pakistan have become more active to attract Afghanistan. They will now look...
Afghanistn: Daesh controls two districts, Islamabad supports terror group

Afghanistan: Daesh controls two districts, Islamabad supports terror group

Foreign terrorists enter Afghanistan through Tajikistan, says report After being defeated badly in Syria and Iraq, the dreaded terrorist organization Daesh (IS) is now strengthening...

India demands end to ‘Special Terrorist Zones’ beyond Afghanistan’s border

India’s Deputy Permanent Representative told UN that Afghanistan's security and stability is tied to that of the entire region. Once again hitting out at Pakistan...
khwaja asif

Pakistan rejects India’s “policeman” role in the region

Ties with Washington were not cordial, says foreign minister Khwaja Asif Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif has, on Wednesday, announced that Islamabad has made clear...
Chabahar-challenge

Is India’s optimism over Iran’s Chabahar port grossly misplaced?

By Seema Guha US President Donald Trump’s hardline strategy against Iran could severely impact India’s hopes of enhancing trade and commerce through the Chabahar port The...
signing-chabahar

India sends first wheat shipment for Afghanistan via Iranian Chabahar port

Foreign Ministers of three countries flagged-off the ship Opening the wider door of cooperation among India, Afghanistan and Iran, the much awaited project of Chabahar...
ISIS raqqa

Migrant Jihadis: ISIS Freed From Raqqa, In Search Of Endless Battles

By: Saeed Naqvi  The final shoot out in the old Wild West movies has the camera dwell on the blaze engulfing the Sherrif’s office. The Sherrif...
Kerala

Kerala: Two more ISIS suspects arrested, ‘main recruiter’ among them

Earlier on Wednesday three IS suspects, who were deported from Turkey while trying to sneak into Syria, were arrested. A day after the arrest of...
tillerson in pakistan

Pak Media Suggests Government to Act Tough Against Terrorism

Bilateral ties cannot and will not be helped if mindless hectoring by the US continues, says Dawn The mounting US pressure on Pakistan under President...
PM Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani determined to end terrorism

PM Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani determined to end terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, have discussed range of bilateral, regional and global issues and expressed their firm resolve...
Afghans organise a protest march in Kabul demanding an end to terrorism and establishment of a political system that will ensure their safety. Photo Credit: The Conversation

“I Would Have Been Killed, Along With My Father”

How a U.S. Special Immigrant Visa program likely saved a life? Its continuation and expansion could save more By Sher A. Nader In July 2016, I...
attack in mosque

IS target mosques to create Sunni-Shia violence in Afghanistan

US using IS as “tool” to destabilize region, says Hamid Karzai In a bid to create sectarian violence in Afghanistan, suicide bombers struck two...
Zeenat

Abducted Pak journo Zeenat Shahzadi rescued after 2 years

Zeenat, a reporter with Pakistan’s Metro News, was abducted while trying to trace whereabouts of an Indian national who went missing in Pakistan in...
Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan court extends JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s detention for 30 days

A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan’s Punjab province has on Thursday extended the house arrest of the alleged Mumbai attack mastermind for another 30...
Nikki Haley

India can get UNSC seat if it doesn’t insist on veto reforms: Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley said India needs to focus on getting Russia and China on its side to obtain a seat in...
US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praises India’s holistic approach US have praised India’s decision not to send its troops to fight against terror groups in Afghanistan...
Rockets rain down on Kabul airport hours after US Def secretary Mattis arrives

Rockets rain down on Kabul airport hours after US Def secretary Mattis arrives

An unconfirmed number of rockets hit the airport after Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived on a surprise visit to Afghanistan Hours after...
India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

Pak PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had recently said during a US visit that his government “will not accept military or political role” of India...
Pervez-Musharraf

Musharraf blames Asif Ali Zardari, an ‘important Afghan figure’ for Benazir murder

Fugitive in Bhutto murder case, former Pak president says Zardari gained most from Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto’s assassination while he lost everything Former Pakistan President...
Won’t accept military or political role of India in Afghanistan: Pak PM Abbasi at UN

Won’t accept military or political role of India in Afghanistan: Pak PM Abbasi at...

The recently sworn-in PM also alleges that India is using aggression along the Line of Control to divert attention from the turmoil in Kashmir Pakistan...
Afghanistan asks India to expedite Chabahar port development

Afghanistan asks India to expedite Chabahar port development

The Afghans see the route central to their hope of streamlining trade with India and boosting access to markets in Europe and the Middle...
Afganistan

Prime Minister: India gives highest priority to Afghanistan

Afghanistan joins India in alleging Pakistan based terror groups for violence Prime Minister Narendra Modi has affirmed of India’s highest priority to its ties with...
khwaja asif

Pakistan Admits Mistakes in Handling Terror Groups

Foreign Minister suggests action to escape embarrassment Now it is official. Pakistan government has, for the first time, admitted the presence of terror groups in...
Trump’s New Afghan Policy Creates Concern in Pakistan

Trump’s New Afghan Policy Creates Concern in Pakistan

Taliban; Afghanistan to become another “graveyard” for super power Several Pakistani political commentators and leaders have expressed concern over US President Donald Trump’s new...
Taliban Urges Trump for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban Urges Trump for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Taliban, responsible for the recent spate of terror attacks, have called on US President Donald Trump to review his country’s Afghan policy and...
YOUNG MINDS: School students visiting Parliament house pose for a photograph in front of the Gandhi statue, in New Delhi, UNI

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US; Withholding $ 350 m Pak Funds Not New Policy

US; Withholding $ 350 m Pak Funds Not New Policy

Dawn; Rocky US-Pak Ties not good for either The US administration has now started to reconcile Islamabad for its decision not to provide $350 million...

US Asks India to Assist Save Afghan Borders

India likely to send troops to Kabul, say experts By: Abu Turab The India-US ties have been growing rapidly in the post Modi-Trump recent summit...
FIND YER MOJO: Runners sprint ahead of bulls during the seventh running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Reuters/UNI

Day in Pictures of 13th july

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First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

An Afghan cargo plane carrying 62 tons of cargo landing in Delhi on June 19 marked the opening of the air corridor established between...
Donald Trump

Trump may strip Pakistan of Major non-NATO ally status

Serious debate in Washington The US Administration under President Donald Trump has been seriously considering hardening its approach towards Pakistan for not deterring militants launching...
Afghanistan Attack

Taliban attack on Police Headquarters

Earlier Afghan soldier opened fire on US troops At least five policemen were killed and nine others injured when Taliban  stormed police headquarters at Gardez...
US slams Pakistan for strained relations with India, says Pak based terrorist groups a sustained threat

US slams Pakistan for strained relations with India, says Pak based terrorist groups a...

The United States on Thursday blamed Pakistan for strained relations with India and said that terror groups in Islamabad will continue to pose a...
The GBU-43/B, also known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, detonates during a test at Elgin Air Force Base, Florida, US, on November 21, 2003, in this handout photo provided on April 13, 2017, Reuters/UNI

US fireworks

Awaiting details from Afghanistan, a look at the Syrian outrage By Saeed Naqvi President Trump has furnished proof that the leader of the Free World, which dropped...

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