Tag Archive | Afghanistan
President has delegated direction of overseas conflicts to his generals, raising fears of unchecked escalation.
India, Iran, and Afghanistan have finalized the parameters of a trilateral agreement known as the Chabahar Agreement, which will allow India access to Afghanistan via the strategically located Iranian port of Chabahar, which sits on the Gulf of Oman. The Chabahar route to Afghanistan will allow Indian goods to reach Afghanistan without having to first […]
A month ago, I was seated in a dimly-lit room in downtown Karachi, talking to militants representing three factions of the Taliban-al-Qaeda conglomerate that has ruled the underworld of Afghanistan and Pakistan since the 1990s. Not generally eager to reveal themselves, let alone to talk shop with a journalist, previous twice-yearly encounters had been rather […]
Abdul Hakim Mujahid, acting head of the High Peace Council has called on the National Unity Government (NUG) and the international community to start the peace talks process with armed opposition groups as soon as possible. The acting head said that the United Nations has relaxed some restrictions imposed on the Taliban in order to […]
Barack Obama has abandoned his longstanding goal of ending the war in Afghanistan – the longest in US history – and suggested he may need to make further adjustments in troop numbers before his presidency ends. After months of deliberation within his administration, the US president said he would leave 5,500 US forces in Afghanistan […]
An Afghan government delegation met with Taliban officials in the Pakistani capital for the first time on Tuesday, in a significant effort to open formal peace negotiations, according to Afghan, Pakistani and Western officials. The Islamabad meeting, brokered by Pakistani officials after months of intense effort by President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan to get them more […]
Afghan troops have retaken control of Waygal district in the mountainous Nuristan Province on the border with Pakistan, a day after the district fell to the Taliban, according to officials. Sayedullah Nuristani, head of the provincial council, said that Afghan troops recaptured Waygal district late on June 26. Eighteen policemen died and 20 others were […]