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Nov 23, 2018
With soldiers fed up of pay cuts, heavy casualties, Afghanistan Army suffers high attrition as Taliban maintains upper handAfter losing countless comrades to better-equipped Taliban fighters and having his salary stolen by superiors, Afghan soldier Beg is fed up and plans to quit the army.
Nov 21, 2018
Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets gathering of clerics in Kabul, kills over 50; more than 80 injuredA suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
Nov 20, 2018
Donald Trump administration suspends security assistance to Pakistan for failing to act on militant safe havens"The (Trump) Administration has been clear to Pakistani leaders that it expects them to constructively address the problem of militant safe havens in Pakistan," an official from the National Security Council, the White House, told PTI. "Because Pakistan failed to address the problem, the Administration suspended security assistance," the official said, requesting anonymity.
Nov 07, 2018
Pakistan grapples under US pressure to bring Afghan Taliban to table; disobeying Donald Trump may douse IMF bailout hopeWhat is hardly hidden from the public gaze is that the Donald Trump administration wants Pakistan’s help in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table so that American troops can exit Afghanistan without any threat to the Ashraf Ghani government.
Oct 21, 2018
India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq's death gives ISI crucial role in stabilising AfghanistanThe growing strategic depth that the Taliban in Afghanistan has given to Pakistan's ISI would not be bartered away at any cost, that too at present when it expects greater concessions from Washington, which is willing to negotiate things out
Sep 06, 2018
Mike Pompeo ‘hopeful’ about ironing out differences with Pakistan after meeting with Imran KhanUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was "hopeful" on Wednesday of resetting the troubled relationship with Pakistan, a key player in the Afghan conflict, after he met new premier Imran Khan.
Sep 04, 2018
Jalaluddin Haqqani, dreaded network's founding leader dies after prolonged illness; Afghan Taliban hails him as 'great Jihadist figure of era'The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their allies the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday
Aug 24, 2018
Mike Pompeo speaks to Imran Khan ahead of visit; seeks 'decisive action' against all terrorists operating in PakistanUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday spoke to Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan and sought "decisive action" against all terrorists operating in the country.
Aug 18, 2018
Ghazni attack shows Afghan Taliban's capabilities are intact and will grow until Pakistan stops fuelling insurgencyThe Afghan Taliban's attack on Ghazni could not have been mounted without support from Pakistan’s state and non-state actors since the operational planning and execution involved in the attack reflect sound military preparedness, counter-intelligence and popular support among Pashtun segments of Afghan population
Aug 16, 2018
Afghan Taliban's Ghazni attack turns Pakistan into useful US ally once more; India caught in uncomfortable situationGhazni is a historic and strategically important city in Afghanistan. It has just witnessed a fierce battle between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban