Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Tuesday to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the US sends in more troops.
Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said... More
The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief says the conflict in northern parts of the country has morphed into tribal warfare.
Gulbadin Hekmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with tribal elders and youth from... More
Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish... More
The Afghan government should reject proposals to create a new militia with inadequate training and oversight, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Western diplomatic sources in Kabul told Human Rights Watch... More
Pakistan-Afghanistan-US held meetings at the Ministry of Defence in Kabul with a common aim to counter Daesh, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
According to the ISPR, Pakistan... More
Hundreds of Kabul University students on Wednesday protested against the crackdown on Muslims in Burma and the airdropping of blasphemous leaflets by US forces in Parwan and Kapisa provinces.
Russia has proposed the United States to hold consultations on Afghanistan-related issues in spring, but Washington rejected the offer and later proposed to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the... More
India’s current plans to intensify strategic cooperation with Afghanistan could well mark an inflection point in its regional security politics. If its approach to Afghanistan has long been marked... More
Pakistan's prime minister has offered "joint patrols' and a 'joint post' with Afghanistan as a means of bi-lateral verification of action taken against terrorist groups or their sanctuaries.
"Whatever it... More
The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan cannot be resolved through military means alone, says a senior Pakistani military official.
Islamabad and Kabul would continue to work hard for peace in Afghanistan, the Joint Chiefs of... More
Rejecting a millitary solution, Pakistan and China agreed that the solution to the Afghan conflict “has to be fundamentally political”, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday.
Asif, who... More
With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises.
Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More
Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More
At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More
Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More