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Afghanistan Mining Potential, Challenges and The Way Forward
26 Dec 2017 13:51

Afghanistan Mining Potential, Challenges and The Way Forward

Mining is a versatile field, it needs a lot of knowledge and experience to understand. A mining expert and engineer ensure that new processes and advanced technologies are introduced so that current businesses are optimised, update and utilised.

 
Former Envoy Assesses Trump’s Afghan Strategy
25 Dec 2017 11:39

Former Envoy Assesses Trump’s Afghan Strategy

Afghanistan’s success requires a change in Pakistani policy, a better relationship, and respecting legitimate Pakistani interests. You can’t stabilize Afghanistan in the immediate to midterm without Pakistani cooperation.

 
TAPI Project Benefits and Challenges for Afghanistan
23 Dec 2017 18:54

TAPI Project Benefits and Challenges for Afghanistan

The 1814 Km gas pipeline between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India is expected to deliver 33BCM natural gas to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India per annum. Turkmenistan is seller of the gas, gas off-take of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India is 1.5%, 49.25% and 49.5% respectively. The construction ...

 
Religious Scholars Discuss Peace-Building In Afghanistan
21 Nov 2017 13:04

Religious Scholars Discuss Peace-Building In Afghanistan

Religious leaders came together in support of efforts to build a culture of tolerance and non-violence in Afghanistan at an event organized by the Bamyan regional office of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

 
14 Nov 2017 16:53

'The more US engages in war on terror, the more terrorists it produces'

here is no doubt the American strategy in the Middle East has been fantastically costly, and the American people do not like war, but there is no force of opposition against it, says Republican Virginia State Senator Richard Black.

 
Takehiko Nakao is President of the Asian Development Bank
29 Oct 2017 15:35

A New Era of Cooperation for Central Asia

AVA- Central Asia is a dynamic and fast-changing region. Over the past couple of decades, it has shown that increased regional cooperation is indispensable to achieving development goals.The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program started operations in 2001 and has made significant ...

 
Today’s US ‘terrorist’ can be US ally tomorrow – former Pakistani intel chief
28 Oct 2017 15:35

Today’s US ‘terrorist’ can be US ally tomorrow – former Pakistani intel chief

The Taliban is gaining ground in Afghanistan, despite American efforts to stop the radical group. President Trump is asking India to get involved, while US-Pakistani relations grow colder by the day. The prospects of the government in Kabul are shaky. What can Afghanistan’s neighbors do to help? And ...

 
Herat: Saffron price goes 90pc up in recent years
12 Oct 2017 09:33

Herat: Saffron price goes 90pc up in recent years

Fifteen years back, I exported five kilograms of saffron to Iran but no one bought it there, so I brought it back to Herat, I finally sold a kilogram for 9,000 afghanis to a pharmacist.”

 
UK plans ‘significant uptick’ in Afghanistan special ops – reports
28 Aug 2017 11:22

UK plans ‘significant uptick’ in Afghanistan special ops – reports

Hard on the heels of Donald Trump’s decision to wage a more aggressive war in Afghanistan, London reportedly prepares to ramp up SAS covert operations there. According to British intelligence, Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban if the US pulled out.

 
Khalilzad Says Trump Deserves High Marks For New Strategy
24 Aug 2017 15:26

Khalilzad Says Trump Deserves High Marks For New Strategy

In a newspaper article this week, Zalmay Khalilzad pointed out that Trump has acknowledged Pakistan is playing a double game.

 
Glavin: Admit it. We
10 Aug 2017 09:57

Glavin: Admit it. We've lost Afghanistan

It’s a bitter pill that Afghanistan’s ethnic minorities find themselves increasingly obliged to swallow: marginalization from the political mainstream and an upswing in suicide-bomb atrocities and massacres that the Pashtun-dominated government in Kabul stands accused of either ignoring or addressing ...

 
Security Scanners Installed At Kabul Gates
7 Aug 2017 10:36

Security Scanners Installed At Kabul Gates

Security officials said they have installed four scanners at entrances to Kabul and will install four others in the near future.

 
Swamp for Trump: Third US President vows to win 16-year Afghan War
5 Aug 2017 09:36

Swamp for Trump: Third US President vows to win 16-year Afghan War

Clearly frustrated by the Pentagon’s ineffective strategies, Donald Trump has vowed to fire some of his top generals and aggressively gain ground in Afghanistan. But will the US president be able to prevail in a ۱۶-year war where his two predecessors failed?

 
Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan?
2 Aug 2017 09:24

Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan?

Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan? Security is worsening as the Taliban continue to control large parts of the country.

 
Pentagon should declassify report on ‘child sex abuse’ by Afghan forces – govt watchdog
1 Aug 2017 15:14

Pentagon should declassify report on ‘child sex abuse’ by Afghan forces – govt watchdog

The Pentagon should declassify a report on alleged sexual abuse of children by Afghan security forces, a US government watchdog said, adding that Washington should not provide further security assistance to Kabul if there is “credible” information on the claims

 
USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan
17 Jun 2017 11:46

USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan

Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan.

 
Gen. Keane: 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops needed in Afghanistan
17 Jun 2017 10:27

Gen. Keane: 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops needed in Afghanistan

Gen. Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, called the United States' 16-year-long involvement in Afghanistan a "disgrace" and said some 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops were needed to win the war.

 
1 May 2017 15:23

'Shockingly high' losses for Afghan forces over winter

Levels of violence generally dip in winter months, but this year Taliban carried out several major attacks, says report.

 
Former President Hamid Karzai Claims There Is No Difference Between ISIS and America
22 Apr 2017 08:40

Former President Hamid Karzai Claims There Is No Difference Between ISIS and America

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai claimed Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) was a tool of the U.S. Karzai, a former ally to Washington who has become increasingly critical of U.S. foreign policy, said America’s’ two-year fight against ISIS has been “weak.”

 
Taliban violence threatens Afghan elections: HRW
16 Mar 2014 19:41

Taliban violence threatens Afghan elections: HRW

Taliban tactics of terror and intimidation only expose their fear of the ballot box and the Afghan people’s right to choose their next government.