Afghanistan

How Serious is Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Dispute?

Pakistan appears to have had two major political goals with the fencing effort: to control cross-border movement of goods and people across what has long been a porous border, as well as to offer a demarcation fait accompli on a border which has been rejected by prior Afghan governments

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Kabul Mine Blast Kills 1 Child, Injured 4

A child was killed and four others were injured when a roadside bomb hit a Taliban vehicle in capital Kabul, according to Taliban officials.

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Omicron; Doctors’ Concerns and the Afghan Crisis

Following the rapid spread of a new coronavirus (Omicron) variant worldwide, doctors in Afghanistan are expressing concerns, advising people to strictly adhere to health protocols as this variant may be deadlier than previous ones.

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Is the World Failing Afghan Migrants Challenge?

The real challenge ahead is how to avoid a mega-disaster resulting from a failing economy in Afghanistan that leaves no choice for Afghans other than to leave

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Taliban’s Defense Minister Threatens Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

The Taliban’s acting defense minister Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob Akhund has warned Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to immediately return Afghan planes and choppers or face the consequences.

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Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Arrived in Tehran

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi arrived in Tehran Saturday night to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.

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Afghanistan Does Not Need an Army

It is one thing to fund a guerilla campaign, and another to finance a conventional army. Afghanistan cannot afford to divert its scarce resources to the task of maintaining a large and mediocre army

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Iran will not Recognize Single Ethnic Group Rule in Afghanistan: Envoy

The Iranian ambassador in Kabul says Tehran will recognize an inclusive government in Afghanistan, adding that the current rule is not inclusive.

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Kabul Takeover and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

Unrest and a new cycle of instability in Afghanistan would certainly put Pakistan’s strategy—pitching itself as a geo-economic hub—in jeopardy

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Vying for Influence over Kabul

Within the OIC, there have been other fissures at play too, specifically among the Gulf states, that are now spilling over on the issue of Afghanistan and determining influence over the country’s new rule led by the Taliban

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