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Trump-Netanyahu threaten WWIII at UN

North Korea Threatens Potential Hydrogen Bomb Test Over Pacific

In reply to Swiss posters: China hits back at India

Allowed to lead: Nawaz Sharif’s successful backdoor deal

Iraqi militia ‘will fight wherever Iran’s Syed Khamenei wants’

Model town report: Are the days of Shahbaz Sharif numbered?

Palestinian President Abbas Says One-State Solution Is an Option

Who killed Benazir: Musharraf or Zardari?

Is Pakistan trying to get rid of Islamic military alliance?

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Why is the Sharif family being allowed to skip accountability proceedings?

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Syrian activist and daughter ‘assassinated’ in Turkey

Is Ch.Nisar still cosying up banned terrorist outfits ?

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Britain to stop military cooperation with Burma army

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Pakistan-Turkey-Iran against military solution to Afghanistan

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Kuwait ready to commence Yemen peace talks

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UAE and Saudi Arabia to normalize their secret relations with Israel

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Defying Courts: What is next for Nawaz Sharif?

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UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

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Taking the bull by horns: Pakistan refuses to fight so-called US war on terror

1396/7/1 | 00:48
  In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi renewed Pakistan’s offer for dialogue with India on all thorny issues, especially over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.   However, he added that such a dialogue was possible only if New Delhi called off its overt and covert campaign of arming and bankrolling agents of terrorism and chaos in Pakistan.     “Pakistan remains open to resuming a comprehensive dialogue with India to address all outstanding issues, especially Kashmir, and ...

Pakistan-Turkey-Iran against military solution to Afghanistan

1396/6/31 | 00:48
  Donald Trump during his presidential campaign had promised to end US-NATO’s failed mission in Afghanistan to liberate Afghan women, build a pipeline from Caspian Sea to Haifa refinery in Israel and return the country to become largest supplier to West’s drugs industry monopolized by the Zionist Mafia.     However, last month in his address to the nation, Trump announced his decision to deploy several thousands more US soldiers to help the US Viceroy Ghani in Kabul against anti-USrael Taliban.     Trump ...

Show of poor diplomacy: A wrong message to US

1396/6/31 | 00:48
  Pakistan's relationship with the United States is 70-year strong and it is not defined by the conflict in Afghanistan alone, said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while speaking at Washington's Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) think tank on Wednesday.     Abbasi said that Pakistan intends to remain engaged and partner with the US in order to defeat terror in the region and find lasting peace in Afghanistan.     Abbasi had met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday ...

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

1396/6/29 | 00:48
  News reports of a tripartite (Pakistan-Afghanistan-US) meeting in Kabul ‘to eliminate IS’ is just another example of the paradoxical, one-step-forward-two-steps-back approach that has typified this war effort.    Just the other day Trump all but dumped Pakistan as an ally and heaped criticism on Islamabad, prompting a possible strategy reset spearheaded by Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif, for allegedly harbouring American, and Afghan, enemies. Perhaps they had this round (of talks) because Trump did not mention IS in the speech?     So ...

US Plan for New Afghan Force Poses Threat to Civilians

1396/6/26 | 00:48
  The Pentagon and the Afghan government, in a move intended to increase the size of Afghan security forces without spending too much money, are poised to approve a new irregular combat force, with estimates it could number in excess of 20,000 fighters.   Both groups have dispatched delegations to India to examine the structure of the Indian Territorial Army, an irregular force created for deployment in certain areas where the regular military’s presence would be unpopular.   Afghans are unlikely to welcome this idea, however, because ...

Placating Pakistan: Why Washington’s U-turn could stun Afghanistan?

1396/6/20 | 00:48
  The Uni­ted States needs to condition its aid to Afghanistan on the recognition of the Durand Line as Kabul’s refusal to recognise it unsettles Pakis­tan, a US lawmaker told a House Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs.     This apparently is the first time a lawmaker, California Democrat Brad Sherman, has suggested conditioning US aid to Afghanistan to the recognition of Durand Line.     Mr Sherman, who usually is harsh on Pakistan, put forth this suggestion at a House subcommittee hearing on “Maintaining US influence ...

Paradigm shift: Is US out in Pakistan’s new foreign policy?

1396/6/18 | 00:48
  Pakistan on Thursday hinted at bringing a ‘paradigm shift’ in its foreign policy in view of the fast-changing situation on regional and international fronts, particularly after the new US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia.       Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, while speaking at a news conference, said the change was necessitated by recent developments “which are perhaps the biggest since the World War II”.   While he said Islamabad was not seeking confrontation with the US, he made it clear that ...

BRICS declaration: Would China support India against JeM in United Nations ?

1396/6/16 | 00:48
  Let there be no doubt about it. The BRICS’ resolution on terrorist networks is a serious matter. So far only the US, India and Afghanistan had publicly accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorist groups.   Now the same view has been expressed by the BRICS countries albeit in a polite but unambiguous language. What should worry Pakistan is that even China – which had repeatedly blocked India’s attempts to have the JeM leader Masood Azhar put on a UN Security Council blacklist – has signed the resolution.      Just ...

As Ties Worsen, Pakistan Foreign Office Says No High-Level Contact With US

1396/6/11 | 00:48
US-Pakistan relations have been trending downward since President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan, in which he blamed Pakistan for giving “safe havens” to terrorists. This has fueled an angry back and forth, and some anti-US protests within Pakistan.   Despite these mounting concerns, Pakistan’s Foreign Office says there has been no high-level contact between the Pakistani government and the US government regarding their differences on the Afghan War, with the only real talks between the US Ambassador to Pakistan and the Pakistani ...

New Cold war: Indo-US-Afghan VS Pak-Sino-Russian axis

1396/6/10 | 00:48
  Pakistan in a sign of growing maturity, is taking a firm leaf out of the US book on diplomacy and alliance building. Meaning that it is putting national interests first and is not afraid to shop around to secure those.       And so it was that this week that Pakistan took receipt of four advanced attack helicopters, or Mi-35M. This is not insignificant. For it was only back in 2014 that Moscow lifted its arms embargo against this country, which had been in place since the beginning of the Soviet-Afghan war. Fast-forward ...

A new awakening: Has Pakistan followed the Iranian suit regarding US ties?

1396/6/9 | 00:48
The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution rejecting the "hostile and threatening" statements made by US President Donald J. Trump and Gen John W. Nicholson — the top US commander in Afghanistan.     The resolution categorically rejected Gen Nicolson's claims regarding the existence of the Taliban shura in Peshawar and Quetta.   The NA also disapproved of the "unacceptable targeting of Pakistan" by Trump in his speech while he announced Washington's new South Asia policy.   The resolution further ...

China banks on Pakistan: Can Pakistan break US like Russia?

1396/6/8 | 00:48
  In a significant development, Pakistan and China on Monday joined hands in opposing the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, as the two countries — contrary to Trump administration’s reliance on military options — called for a political solution to the long-running conflict.     The development came on a day when Acting US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Alice Wells was supposed to be in the town. Her visit was postponed earlier at Islamabad’s request.    Instead, Chinese Special ...

Trump Moves Ahead on Costly Nuclear Weapons Plan

1396/6/8 | 00:48
Talk of investing “vast amounts” on America’s nuclear arsenal was seen as sort of a throwaway line in President Trump’s Afghanistan speech last Monday, buy in the time since then, major new contracts have been handed out showing he’s doing exactly that. Doling out new contracts to Lockheed Martin and Raytheon on the creation of a new model of nuclear cruise missile is a smallish, but telling step on this program, as these missiles were seen as among the least essential in America’s arsenal, and already have been funded despite ...

Understanding Afghanistan’s Haqqani network

1396/6/7 | 00:48
  One of the leading insurgent groups in Afghanistan is the Haqqani Network.Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of Afghanistan mujahedeen who in the 1980s fought against the Soviet Union’s Red Army in the country, led the group up to 2014, when he died of natural causes as Pakistan’s Dawn news agency quoted “reliable” sources in the militant group. His son Sirajuddin Haqqani succeeded him in leadership.     It is not clear yet where is the headquarters of the Network, however, it seems that Pakistan’s Northern Waziristan ...

Threat and intimidations: US turns Pakistan into another North Korea

1396/6/7 | 00:48
Days after the White House accused Pakistan of continuing to harbor terrorists on its soil, the top US commander in Afghanistan claimed that the United States “knows the Afghan Taliban leadership is in Quetta and Peshawar”.       The allegation elicited a sharp reaction from Islamabad, which has been fuming over the US president’s harsh remarks, with top government ministers calling upon the US to stop blaming Pakistan for its failure in Afghanistan.   In sharp response the Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal told ...

Pak military won’t be intimidated by US: world media

1396/6/5 | 00:48
  Here is an overview of foreign media outlets on the new Afghan policy announced by the US president Donald Trump.   According to Bloomberg, “Trump’s new strategy to turn around the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan will probably falter for a reason few of his voters would realize: China.  Trump publicly tried to pressure Pakistan …..   But this aspect of the Afghan strategy is likely to founder because of China’s increasingly close economic ties with Pakistan, which reduces American leverage.”     With ...

Trump’s Afghan policy, Pakistan and China’s New Silk Road

1396/6/5 | 00:48
  Trump accused Pakistan of nurturing safe havens for terrorists and allowing them space to operate successfully which eventually disrupts the peace process envisioned in Afghanistan by America.      Continuously marred by controversies and deemed unfit to rule America, Trump has been caught in a catch-22 situation. On one side, he has his populist support base which will not be pleased with this shift in strategy as it contradicted the campaign pledge on reducing the role of US military interventions abroad.     Trump ...

A calculated reply: Pakistan’s diplomacy stuns mighty US

1396/6/5 | 00:48
  Foreign Minister Khawaja Muham­mad Asif will next week embark on a three-nation regional tour for consultations on the new American policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.     The foreign minister’s previously scheduled trip to the US for bilateral talks with his counterpart, Rex Tillerson, has been delayed for the regional tour.     The regional trip, Pakis­tani diplomats believe, will send a strong message to the US that Pakistan cannot be coerced and that the country enjoys broad support in the region.   Both Moscow ...

Pakistan Urges US to Tackle Militant Shelters in Afghanistan

1396/6/4 | 00:48
Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s office, under growing pressure to respond to President Trump’s Monday speech criticizing Pakistan as a safe haven for terrorists, issued a statement today criticizing the US and urging them to do more about militant shelters inside Afghanistan.    “We would like to see effective and immediate US efforts to eliminate sanctuaries harboring terrorists and miscreants on Afghan soil, including those responsible for fomenting terror in Pakistan,” the statement insisted, adding that the US should not ...

Iran backs Pakistan: Criticizes US for new Afghan policy

1396/6/3 | 00:48
A day after Russia warned the US administration against piling up pressure on Pakistan, Iran has censured Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, saying Washington is employing ‘destabilising’ policies in the region. Earlier this week, the US president announced 4,000 new troops for deployment to Afghanistan, backtracking from his earlier promise to end America’s longest war. Trump had also accused Pakistan of providing “safe havens to terrorists.” Iran said the US must  “stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries”. “What ...

In dealing with Trump, Pakistan plays its trump card

1396/6/3 | 00:48
  Pakistan is learnt to have conveyed to the United States that it will call off its efforts in the Afghan reconciliation process if the Trump administration does not change its new policy of intimidation and coercion towards Islamabad.     It has been conveyed to the US administration through diplomatic channels that Pakistan will set its strategy for a peaceful Afghanistan in view of its national security policy, sources told Daily Express.   The civil and military leadership has expressed serious reservations over the ...

Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

1396/6/3 | 00:48
The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of US forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders -- Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China -- to establish a consensus government, Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, made the remarks in an interview with CNN on Thursday, days after US President Donald Trump announced his controversial war strategy for Afghanistan. In a blatant U-turn from his campaign pledges to end ...

India rejects Trump’s plea on Afghanistan

1396/6/2 | 00:48
 India has tacitly dismissed US President Donald Trump’s plea that India should do more in Afghanistan because it made billions of dollars in trade with America.   A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, however, also made it clear that India would continue to help Afghanistan, because people of the two countries shared ‘traditional friendship.’   “We have been steadfast in extending reconstruction and development assistance to Afghanistan in keeping with our traditional friendship with ...

The Taliban tried to surrender and the US rebuffed them: Now here we are

1396/6/2 | 00:48
[caption id="attachment_49752" align="alignnone" width="868"] GOP 2016 Trump[/caption] For centuries in Afghanistan, when a rival force had come to power, the defeated one would put down their weapons and be integrated into the new power structure — obviously with much less power, or none at all.   That’s how you do with neighbors you have to continue to live with. This isn’t a football game, where the teams go to different cities when it’s over. That may be hard for us to remember, because the U.S. hasn’t fought a protracted ...

It’s about time Pakistan blocked roads for US supplies to Afghanistan

1396/6/2 | 00:48
US President Donald Trump’s crude speech in which he committed the United States into an open war with insurgents in Afghanistan and lambasted Pakistan for ‘harbouring militant safe heavens’ has emerged as the first diplomatic challenge for the nascent government of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.     Trump, in his hard-hitting speech at a military base in Washington, called on Pakistan’s arch-rival India to aid the US in its longest war in Afghanistan, and said his administration would assist New Delhi in building infrastructure ...

Scapegoat Pakistan: Another confused US policy for Afghanistan

1396/6/2 | 00:48
  The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups.     One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban to negotiate a political settlement with the Kabul government, his top diplomat upped the heat on Islamabad.     Trump had warned that Pakistan's alleged support for the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani extremist network would have consequences, and Secretary ...

New Afghan policy: Is it time for Pakistan to say “No More” to US?

1396/6/1 | 00:48
  President Donald Trump has finally made a decision on his new policy for Afghanistan and the region but is keeping it under wraps, though the White House says an official announcement in this regard will be made shortly.     There is certainly no good news for Pakistan with several US media outlets reporting that officials are speaking about Trump’s strategy which sees sending nearly 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan while all military aid to Pakistan could also be stopped.     Just as India blames Pakistan ...

What experts say on Donald Trump’s Afghan policy?

1396/5/31 | 00:48
President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America´s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to "agents of chaos." Trump in his new Afghan policy sought Indian help saying, “We appreciate India’s important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes billions of dollars in trade with the United States, and we want them to help us more with Afghanistan.” Colin Kahl Commenting on new ...

New Afghan strategy: Is US looking bigger role for India in Afghanistan

1396/5/22 | 00:48
  US Senator John McCain has unveiled his long-promised strategy  for Afghanistan, which threatens “imposing graduated diplomatic, military, and economic costs on Pakistan” if it continues to provide the alleged support and sanctuary to terrorist and insurgent groups, including the Taliban and the Haqqani Network. The strategy, issued on Thursday afternoon as an amendment to next fiscal year’s defence bill, includes providing additional US troops for counter-terrorism missions. It also allows US advisers to work closer to the front ...

Did Pakistan Engineer Mullah Mansour's death?

1396/5/20 | 00:48
  According to the NYT report, when Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour , then Taliban leader, was killed in an American drone strike, he sensed hours ago that something was not right.   When he came home from a secret visit from Iran in May 2016, he called his relatives and brother while driving in a remote area of Southwestern Pakistan to let them know that he was about to die, reports claimed.  “He knew something was happening,” a former Taliban commander, who is close to Mullah Mansour’s inner circle, said in an interview. ...

Afghanistan: Western lies never die

1396/5/18 | 00:48
  Every major Western leader and Jewish-controlled mainstream media have been telling their brainwashed audience that Afghanistan is a lawless failed state.   They all blame Taliban for the current mess while exonerating the two Zionist-controlled evildoers, Soviet Russia and United State, which destroyed the 34 million 100% Muslim country in the first place.     Within 10-minutes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks George Bush and his Zioconservatives cheerleaders blamed Osama bin Laden and his non-existent Al-Qaeda for ...

Growing Attacks on Shiite community Fuel Fears of Sectarianism in Afghanistan

1396/5/18 | 00:48
Over the weekend, Taliban forces attacked the remote northern Afghan village of Mirza Olang. At least 50 civilians were killed, mostly Shi’ites, and another 150 families are still being held hostage by the militants, again mostly Shi’ites.     Earlier that week, a pair of bombers, apparently linked to ISIS, attacked a Shi’ite mosque in the city of Herat, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others.   It’s generally dangerous to be a member of Afghanistan’s Shi’ite minority, known as Hazaras, ...

Why ISIS is focusing on Karachi?

1396/5/17 | 00:48
  The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Monday claimed to have foiled a terror bid in Karachi by arresting four suspected terrorists and killing three others during counter-terrorism operations in different parts of the city on Sunday night.     The operations were carried out in Machhar Colony and near MA Jinnah road after the CTD was tipped off about the presence of terrorists with ties to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the areas, the CTD said.     The dead terrorists have not been identified, ...

First Jihad magazine: Taliban’s dangerous tactics to urge women for Jihad

1396/5/12 | 00:48
The Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad.    The first edition of Sunnat E Khaula - which translates as 'The Way of Khaula', referring to an early female follower of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - published by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) features a picture of a women veiled from head to toe on its front cover.     Inside is an interview with the TTP's leader's wife, who is not named, in ...

White House Looks at Afghanistan Pullout as an Option

1396/5/10 | 00:48
After months of the Pentagon failing to sell a concrete plan of escalation to the White House, officials now say that the administration is considering getting back on track with a drawdown headed for a full pullout from the country after 16 years. This is happening for the same reason the Pentagon hasn’t been able to sell the escalations, that a number of officials are unconvinced that the escalation is going to accomplish anything, and that they don’t think there’s a clear strategy for victory. The Pentagon was more or less uniform ...

Kabul attack: Suicide bombing near Iraqi embassy in the Afghanistan capital

1396/5/9 | 00:48
A car bombing targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul, officials in the Afghan capital have said. Two police officials say the car bomb exploded outside the embassy, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building. A police spokesman said security forces were at the scene and a gunbattle was under way. Witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion followed by gunfire and seeing smoke billowing from Share Naw neighbourhood. The number of casualties is not yet known. No one has taken responsibility for the attack, though both the Taliban ...

Afghans fighting in Syria worry Hezb-e-Islami chief

1396/5/4 | 00:48
Veteran Afghan Mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar  voiced concerns over thousands of his countrymen allegedly sent to Syria by Iran. Talking to leaders of various communities from across the country at his Kabul residence, Hekmatyar blamed neighbouring countries for fueling violence in Afghanistan and using Afghans to fulfil their objectives in Iraq and Syria. “The blood of the Afghan people is considered even less than the value of oil,” he told the audience which also included representatives of ethnic Hazara from southeastern Ghazni ...

Iran ready for technology transfer to Afghanistan

1396/5/3 | 00:48
IMIDRO head has voiced Iran’s readiness to launch cooperation with the Afghan government over technology transfer, exploration and processing in mining sector.   Iran is ready to cooperate with Afghanistan’s government in issues related to transferring technology, exploration and processing mines, said the Chairman of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) on Friday. Speaking in a meeting with a delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Mehdi Karbasian added Iran is ...

24 killed as car bomb explodes in western Kabul

1396/5/2 | 00:48
At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul Monday, an official told AFP, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital.   “The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP. No militant group immediately claimed the blast, but it came as the Taliban have stepped up attacks across the country in recent days, with several new districts falling to the militants over ...

Botched US Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Police

1396/4/31 | 00:48
The US has tried to bolster the Afghan government in Helmand Province with air support in their fighting against the Taliban, but the support appears to have gone horribly wrong today, as a US drone attacked and killed at least 15 Afghan police. The airstrike was targeting what the US thought was a Taliban compound in Helmand’s Gereshk District, but was actually a site used by Afghan security forces to meet and plan operations against the Taliban. A number were inside when the US attacked. Death tolls still aren’t totally finalized, ...

Russia concerned of ISIS members being transported by unidentified helicopters to Afghanistan

1396/4/28 | 00:48
  Russia has again showed concern with regards to terrorist ISIS members being transported by unidentified helicopters to Afghanistan.     Russia’s special presidential envoy to Afghanistan said on Saturday: Moscow is concerned about the transportation of members of ISIS through unidentified helicopters to Afghanistan, and the delivery of military equipment to these members, and the U.S must answer to these facts.   Zamir Kabulov added that Afghanistani MPs are aware that these unidentified helicopters are American, ...

US divorce to Pakistan: Would Russia take the revenge?

1396/4/26 | 00:48
  The US has already decreased civil and military aid to Pakistan for the year 2017. On Thursday, another congressional panel approved the State and Foreign Operations bill suggesting increased restrictions on US civil and military aid to Pakistan in the fiscal year 2018. The bill now goes to the House for voting.     The recent step of decreasing aid to Pakistan comes at a time when the Trump administration is thinking to increase American troops in Afghanistan. Assuming that the US government cuts down economic and military ...

Policy blunders: Can US afford Pakistan’s departure to Russian Bloc?

1396/4/20 | 00:48
  Two senior Republican US senators criticised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday for his lack of focus on Pakistan and Afghanistan.   Graham, who visited Afghanistan and Pakistan last week with McCain, accused Tillerson of being ‘AWOL’ on the two countries and failing to fill key State Department posts. “I am so worried about the State Department,” Graham said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”   A State Department official responded to the criticism of Tillerson by saying the State Department was taking an ...

British special forces probed over killing innocent Afghan civilians

1396/4/14 | 00:48
[caption id="attachment_47045" align="alignnone" width="960"] A soldier with 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS) (left) looks on as an Afghan Warrior from 3/215 Brigade of the Afghan National Army pauses during a patrol on Operation Tufaan. The operation was planned and led by the Afghans with the SCOTS soldiers providing advice when required. Operation Tufaan or Storm was a large scale Afghan planned and led operation to clear and secure an area west of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It involved many hundreds of troops from ...

Radioactive Truth: How did US steal Afghanistan's Uranium in Helmand

1396/4/4 | 00:48
In Afghanistan by the pretext of fighting terrorism USA steals Uranium in Helmand.     International conflict in Afghanistan beginning in 2001 that was triggered by the September 11 attacks and consisted of three phases. The first phase, toppling Taliban, lasting just two months. The second phase, from 2002 until 2008, was marked by a U.S. strategy of defeating the Taliban militarily and rebuilding core institutions of the Afghan state.   The third phase, a turn to classic counterinsurgency doctrine, began in 2008 and accelerated ...

Hamid Karzai rejects Saudi Arabia’s demand

1396/4/1 | 00:48
Saudi and Egyptian diplomats in Kabul asked former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai to support their position against Qatar. He said: "I support the fight against terrorists and extremists."   According to Sputnik, The Saudi and Egyptian diplomats in separate meetings with former president Hamid Karzai, asked him to support the position of Saudi Arabia and Egypt against Qatar. Hamid Karzai’s Office made an announcement that Egyptian Ambassador, Mohab Nasr, and Charge d’Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Embassy to ...

Another slap to Pakistan: Pakistan China cooperation irks hypocrite US

1396/3/31 | 00:48
  US President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan, US officials tell Reuters.     Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding US drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and perhaps eventually downgrading Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.     Some US officials, however, are sceptical ...

Peace in Afghanistan: Did Pakistan make US helpless in Afghanistan?

1396/3/30 | 00:48
  Pakistan is an ally on counterterrorism issues and will be essential for bringing the Afghan Taliban to the table for peace talks, says acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow.     “The United States and Pakistan have a close partnership on regional peace, security, prosperity and stability. And we continue to work with the government of Pakistan on areas — many areas of mutual interest, including counterterrorism,” adds the US State Department’s spokesperson, Heather Nauert.     And ...

Shias under attack in Afghanistan: Daesh takes revenge of its defeat in Iraq and Syria

1396/3/27 | 00:48
  Suicide bombers struck a crowded Shia mosque in Kabul late Thursday, killing four people in the latest in a series of militant attacks to rattle the Afghan capital during the holy month of Ramazan.     At least eight others were wounded when the bombers blew themselves up in the kitchen of Al Zahra mosque after police prevented them from entering the prayer hall packed with worshippers.   The carnage comes at a time Kabul is already on edge following a wave of deadly bombings, which triggered angry public protests calling ...

Finger towards Pakistan: Blood stained hands of Ashraf Ghani

1396/3/20 | 00:48
  Kabul is bleeding again and the credit goes to Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. Despite focusing on Afghan’s security situation, Ashraf Ghani indulged in blame game against Pakistan.   Though Ashraf Ghani did open the door to the possibility of peace talks with the Taliban, inviting them to open an office and engage with the government.    For this to bear any fruit will require the cooperation of the international community, including Pakistan. This is why it is so important for Ghani to preserve diplomatic relations ...