US updates travel advisory to citizens for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
“Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to COVID-19, terrorism and sectarian violence,” it said. It also asked its citizens not to travel to Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces due to terrorism and kidnapping.
Coronavirus vaccines sent by India reach Bhutan and Maldives; Sri Lanka, Afghanistan in line
On Tuesday, India had said it would send COVID-1...
United States down to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, as ordered by Donald Trump
Afghanistan as a way to ensure that extremist groups like al-Qa...
Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of supplying thousands of explosives to the Taliban
Presenting a report at a security related meeting over the weekend, Saleh, a former intelligence chief, alleged that Pakistan was supplying thousands of IEDs to Afghan extremists, according to people aware of the matter. He said such IEDs were not available either in Afghanistan or the free market and held Pakistan responsible for supplies of such IEDs.
10 Taliban terrorists killed, three injured during airstrikes in Afghanistan's Farah
Last week, seven Taliban terrorists were killed after the Afghan military foiled an attack on security checkpoints in the southern Afghan district of Zheria.
View: UN Security Council membership is a card India must play to its advantage
What’s needed in India’s eighth stint at UNSC is a clear approach, signalling that its decisions will be guided by its core strategic and political interests. Beijing must know that if it wants to take up Kashmir, New Delhi will not hold itself back on Hong Kong or Taiwan.
Any leniency on sanctions against Taliban will be counter-productive to peace process: Afghanistan
“The Taliban have increased their levels of violence and continued their relationship with international terrorist groups. As such, any leniency and flexibility on the sanctions against the Taliban, without real progress and reciprocity from them, will be counter-productive and detrimental to the peace negotiations,” she said.
S Jaishankar, Dominic Raab focus on five areas to take India, UK ties to the next level
The UK can consider to include India in a number of sectors including hard security, fintech, free and open internet initiative and space technology as part of its Indo-Pacific vision, according to experts.
Reviewed situation in Afghanistan, middle-east: EAM Jaishankar after talks with his UK counterpart
While addressing the media in the national capital, EAM Dr S Jaishankar briefed on talks with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. He informed...
Global community should work to remove artificial transit barriers of Afghanistan: India at UN
India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Nagaraj Naidu, speaking in the UN General Assembly in support of a resolution on Afghanistan, said it is important for Afghanistan to have access to the high seas for a prosperous future.
NYT Editorial: A responsible withdrawal from Afghanistan
The two sides have yet to begin confronting a host of seemingly irreconcilable differences, including whether to be a theocracy or a republic, and the status of women and followers of the Shiite sect of Islam. The Taliban claim they now accept Shiites as fellow Muslims. But previously Taliban leaders have justified persecuting them as infidels.
World renews aid for Afghanistan with strings attached
The international community on Tuesday pledged another four years of aid for Afghanistan but tied its money to rights being upheld in stuttering peace talks with the Taliban - as fresh deadly blasts underlined the ongoing violence.
India announces set of development projects for Afghanistan as country prepares for transition
Addressing the two-day Afghanistan 2020 Conference being organized in Geneva Foreign Minister S Jaishankar announced that India had concluded with Afghanistan an agreement for the construction of the Shatoot dam, which would provide safe drinking water to 2 million residents of Kabul city.
US announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq
The decision announced by Acting US Defence Secretary Christopher C Miller on Tuesday is in line with incumbent President Donald Trump's campaign promise to bring the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a successful and responsible conclusion and to bring service members home.
Afghanistan's peace process marked by fragility
After a long 19-year protracted war the US looks for a “graceful exit” from the region.. Unfortunately, the agreement has inbuilt tolerance for violence against Afghans. Zero commitment has been given by Taliban to reduce violence particularly towards Afghan government.