Habibullah Danishyar / Recently, there are growing signs that the West's alliance over the war in Ukraine may be broken, as Western leaders increasingly face popular dissatisfaction with rampant inflation and declining living standards.
While the country's economy is in crisis and international organizations have repeatedly warned about it, the Red Cross has expressed concern about the current situation and has asked for 80 million francs of emergency aid to help Afghanistan.
Russian news agencies report that the head of the embassy of the Islamic Emirate in Moscow will represent Afghanistan at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. The Russian Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, described the move as a step towards normalizing relations with the Islamic Emirate.
The 11 September launch of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha is yet to translate into formal dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The embattled Afghan stakeholders are still labouring over modalities of talks before they can get into the nitty-gritty of the future political map and things are unlikely to get much easie
This week, Australian media reported on new war crimes allegedly committed by Australia’s Special Air Services (SAS) troops in Afghanistan, including the mass murder of unarmed civilians and planting weapons on the bodies of civilians to cover up unlawful killings.
The halting process of implementation of the US-Taliban Peace Agreement, that was signed at Doha on February 29 this year, brings out three distinct realities of the Afghan situation as seen from an Indian perspective. First, the long drawn exercise of Zilmay Khalizad, US interlocutor, who managed finally to engage a frontline leader of the illusive ...
The Afghan peace process is once again under threat, though this time it's not because of the Taliban, the Kabul government, or the U.S., but COVID-19. The consequences of this virus spreading into the impoverished and war-torn country from Iran run the risk of reversing all of the recent progress that's been achieved since the beginning of the year....
Pakistan's southwest port of Gwadar now plays a new role to facilitate transit trade for Afghanistan, a landlocked country in the region, by providing a most economical trade route for the war-torn nation after the first ship of Afghan transit trade arrived at the port recently.
Despite of 19 years US and allies strong presence, unfortunately still the Afghan Air Forces have not achieved self-sufficiency. In its recent report, SIGAR has said that the US aids to AAF have decreased.
In the early 2000s, the war in Afghanistan was largely fought in the country’s rural areas. As the war dragged on, entrepreneurs established social media companies that now drive modern politics. The world evolved into the present social media-dominated age; so did the Afghan war.
Nine rounds of peace talks between the Taliban—as the key anti-government militants and the US representative remained unproductive, after the later withdrew from the process, on the pretext of an American soldier’s death in a Kabul car-bomb attack claimed by the militants.
A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat posed by its thousands of fighters, as well as their ability to plot global attacks from a stronghold in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan.
The attack came as the Taliban appear to be nearing a deal ...