Payam Aftab News Network - Other titles Latest Topics vfrdpea.myt0a2lmy^.btpe,clbmhbhwymeyt2..ie6mtmfylc0.html Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:19:16 GMT /skins/default/en/normal2/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Produced by Payam Aftab 100 70 en Copyright©, all rights reserved Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:19:16 GMT Other titles 60 Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Months of peace negotiations in Afghanistan bring good and bad news. Despite consolidation of a power sharing agreement between political rivals and the formation of a council for peace, the coronavirus and a contest for Taliban leadership will defer the commencement of peace talks. ]]> Political Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:40:12 GMT Ghosts of the Past: Lessons from Local Force Mobilization in Afghanistan and Prospects for the Future Since 2001, the international military and the Afghan state have mobilized a range of local, hybrid, and sub-state forces to fill security gaps and confront insurgent threats in the country. ]]> Political Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:18:22 GMT US envoy to Afghanistan not going to Kabul ​The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will not be going to the Afghan capital, Kabul, while in the region on his latest peace mission because of the dangers presented by the coronavirus and instead will video conference with Afghan leaders, the U.S. State Department said. ]]> Political Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:25:44 GMT A divided Taliban could unleash a new proxy war in Afghanistan ​The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming international relations not just by straining relations among powerful states, but also by disrupting violent nonstate actors. Perhaps no major militant outfit has felt the impact as much as the Taliban. The group’s leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, is either seriously ill with the virus or possibly dead. Sirajuddin Haqqani, the head of the powerful Haqqani Network and deputy leader of the Taliban, is also very ill with COVID-19. This has allowed Mohammad Yaqoob, the other deputy leader, to take operational control of the organization. ]]> Political Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:16:12 GMT Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan U.S. policy toward Afghanistan has been short-sighted and ill-conceived for decades. ]]> Political Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:31:17 GMT Mortar Strikes Kill at Least 20 at Livestock Auction in Afghanistan The government and the Taliban pointed blame at each other in the latest attack. But in this war, there is diminishing clarity on who is to blame for the bodies piling up. ]]> Political Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:12:46 GMT Coronavirus sweeps through Afghanistan’s security forces The novel coronavirus is sweeping through Afghanistan's security forces, according to senior Afghan security officials from four provinces who report suspected infection rates of 60 to 90 percent among their units — reducing the number of forces available to conduct operations or take up duty at outposts. ]]> Political Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:21:23 GMT The Situation in Afghanistan, US Sanctions and the Historical Narratives Emerging from the ICC On 11 June 2020, the US announced a series of economic and travel sanctions against any officials of the ICC involved in an investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes related to the Afghan conflict. ]]> Political Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:11:14 GMT Maternity ward massacre shakes Afghanistan and its peace process After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab, 27, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday morning at a small hospital in the southwestern corner of Kabul. She was overjoyed and named the boy Omid, meaning ‘hope’ in Dari. ]]> Political Thu, 14 May 2020 10:07:50 GMT From Maternity Ward to Cemetery, a Morning of Murder in Afghanistan Afghans don’t need a reminder that no one is safe from the country’s endless war, but they got one anyway on Tuesday. ]]> Political Wed, 13 May 2020 10:21:43 GMT