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 ...
New Delhi stands to lose not just political but also economic influence in Afghanistan.
As the United States and its allies begin what looks like a final drawdown of their forces from Afghanistan, China appears to be expanding its role and influence in the country.
A fledgling armistice endangers the country’s 20-year experiment in democratic state-building.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo scrambled to Afghanistan last week in a bid to rescue the peace deal with the Afghan Taliban. A little over one month since the “historic deal” was signed in Doha, Washington is already feeling the need for a salvaging act.
If there is no peace and stability in Afghanistan, there will be no peace and stability in Pakistan. Afghanistan has suffered from external interference and intervention of one kind or another throughout its history. It continues to be challenged by repeated interference today.
The US reluctance to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan is part of a scheme to expand its hegemony across the Middle East in an attempt to protect Israel’s interests, a former American official tells Press TV.
An advertisement agency is in trouble for using a gory image of Malala Yousafzai in an advertisement. It depicts Yousafzai being shot, recovering, and then "bouncing back" to international prominence and receiving an award. People are naturally offended, with the company behind the advertisement, Ogilvy ...
As troops drawn down in Afghanistan and foreign aid money dries up, there are fears this will have a huge knock on effect for the Afghan economy. However, one economist believes that’s just not so. American Rod Monger says people should not be predicting doom and gloom.
Despite the ravages of war, the country is blessed with some significant advantages
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — In the Bost Hospital here, a teenage mother named Bibi Sherina sits on a bed in the severe acute malnutrition ward with her two children. Ahmed, at just 3 months old, looks bigger than his emaciated brother Mohammad, who is a year and a half and weighs 10 pounds.
A man torn apart by managing his family affairs asked his friend, “How do you manage such a peaceful life?” “Simple,” replied the friend. “By delegating power and an agreement not to interfere in each other’s responsibilities.”
The story was simple, two American congressional representatives were allowed to read the Congressional 9/11 Investigation Report, this time including the areas President Bush had ordered removed. Both congressmen clearly state that the redacted pages of the report place full responsibility for the ...
Drug abuse, unemployment and impunity contribute to abuse against Afghan women.
\"Everyone hates us. We have been rejected by nears and dears. No one in the family likes to talk with us and we have been isolated from society,\" a drug addict said.
Afghanistan, and to some extent parts of Pakistan, has served as the battle space on the \\\"global war on terror\\\" since 2001.
Hundreds of Afghans who were hoping for permanent refugee status in Europe, Australia, Iran and Pakistan have been forcibly repatriated.
KABUL, Nov. 9 - Nearly 1 million Afghans have been suffering from drug addiction, according to a report issued here on Saturday.
QUETTA, Pakistan - Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar issued a fresh appeal to his supporters Friday to turn public opinion against the next year’s presidential elections - another headache for the country as it prepares for the withdrawal of U.S.-led NATO forces.
KABUL, Oct. 24 -- It may not be true in urban cities in other parts of the world for children to work in order to support their families, but in this capital city, it is not unusual.