In the ongoing attack by the Taliban on an Afghan military base, more than 50 Aghan casualties says US military spokesperson.
With the US strikes on Syria and Afghanistan, coming in quick succession and without the much-anticipated reset of relations with Russia, the world suddenly looks more dangerous.
Men of violence are in command in the US and now call the shots in the world’s major ‘trouble spots,’ with diplomacy slowly slipping out of sight.
McMaster met President Ashraf Ghani and other senior Afghan officials to discuss bilateral ties, security, counter- terrorism, reforms, and development, according to a palace statement.
The continuation of the conflict in Afghanistan weakens US leverage over Pakistan, partly due to a continued dependence on Pakistan for air and ground lines of communication into Afghanistan.
By creating a “hub and spoke” model to counter international terrorism, the US today has a veto on its legal regime, its proscribed actors and use of military force.
Afghanistan has said that it seeks peace through direct talks with the “authoritative leadership” of the Taliban.
The bomb was targeted at a series of caves used by the ISIS militants.
After a series of attacks in Pakistan left more than 130 people dead in February, Islamabad shut down its border crossings with Afghanistan.
By making itself indispensable for conversations about Afghanistan, Russia can ensure that the US won’t be able to extricate itself from the longest war in its history without its help.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury’s comments show he wants to ensure Afghanistan doesn’t become a beneficiary of the US’s disenchantment with Pakistan.
Special forces have been carrying out nearly 70% of the army’s offensive operations across the country, underlining Afghanistan’s heavy reliance on them.
With an ageing population and a falling birth rate, the Nordic nation could benefit from refugees or immigrants. Instead, a recent wave of racism is driving many out.
In Pakistan, as in Kashmir, one finds brief moments of happiness amidst political uncertainty and grave injustice.
The US has no standardised process for making compensation payments to the families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed in US-led military operations.
At least 30 people were killed and dozens wounded by ISIS militants in a recent attack on a Kabul hospital– the latest in a series of attacks on civilians.
Although public attitudes have shifted since the Taliban’s hardline rule ended, many people still disapprove of women stepping outside their homes.
A witness saw one gunman, dressed in a white doctor’s coat, take out a concealed AK-47 and open fire, killing at least one patient and one hospital worker.
Saudi Arabia has no law against transgender people, but the kingdom has carried out arrests for cross-dressing and ordered the imprisonment and flogging of men accused of behaving like women, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.
Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan are trying to work together to counter the IS’s regional franchise, but they first need to overcome their suspicion of one another.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
Witness/Kashmir 1986-2016, which features nine Kashmiri photographers from different eras, is about the personal as well as the collective memory of a people and their relation to their homeland.
Engaging and enticing Pakistan into giving up its jihadist adventure in Afghanistan has let the country believe it can get away with harbouring terrorists.
A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the town of Ghalanai in the Mohmand Agency.
Human Rights Watch has described the treatment of Afghans in Pakistan as “a toxic combination of deportation threats and police abuses”
US military officials say their aircraft have conducted around 30 air strikes in Helmand in the past week.
Since ISIS presence in Afghanistan is still a secondary threat, Afghanistan should degrade Taliban’s terror structure before shifting the focus of the war.
The bomber appeared to have entered an area where guards were performing security checks when he detonated the explosives.
Casualties among children spiked by 24% in 2016, largely as a result of a major increase in casualties from unexploded ordnance.
In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the Hazara community is a rare exception.
Journalists in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas are in a perilous position as they become targets for militants who view them as pro-government.
Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Balkh in northern Afghanistan, is in talks with President Ashraf Ghani to join the central government.
In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016 the anti-corruption watchdog observed that populist leaders promising to end corruption may in fact be feeding it.
Only adhering to the dominant western narrative can we say ‘post-truth’ is a recent phenomenon. The Indian scenario suggests the contrary.
Human rights and other groups are now worried that president-elect Donald Trump will conduct drone strikes more aggressively.
More than 100 women who have lost their loved ones to ISIS have joined the fight against the most feared terrorist group acting as unorganised vigilantes.
The collapsed bridge has become a lifeline for civilians who take suitcases to escape east to Zuhur, while those who come back bring supplies.
The rising influx of refugees will put pressure on the limited resources of Afghanistan, which has already been ravaged by war for more than a decade.
The Ministry of Interior raised the death toll from the Kabul attack to 38, while 13 people were confirmed dead in Kandahar, where diplomats were killed while on a visit to open an orphanage.