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Pakistan closes Kabul embassy following harassment of diplomats

Pakistan closes Kabul embassy following harassment of diplomats

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul will remain closed from today (Monday) for an indefinite period due to the harassment of Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan’s capital. “Due to security reasons, Consular Section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul will be closed from tomorrow Monday, 4th November, 2019 until further intimation,” a statement issued […]

Afghan Taliban delegation meets Pakistan Foreign Minister

Afghan Taliban delegation meets Pakistan Foreign Minister

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The high-level Afghan Taliban delegation currently in Islamabad to meet the Pakistani leadership were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday morning, according to a press release issued by the Foreign Office (FO). During their meeting with the foreign minister, the delegates […]

Third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan dialogue held in Islamabad

Third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan dialogue held in Islamabad

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan hosted the third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue here on Saturday. The latest round of talks covered trade, counter terrorism and ending Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The forum was established two years ago, and the earlier meetings were held in Beijing in 2017 and in Kabul in […]

Alleged spy arrested at Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Alleged spy arrested at Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested an alleged spy, identified as Umar Daud, from Torkham border that was opened on Monday for round-the-clock operation to facilitate the movement of people to and from Afghanistan. In an official press release, the FIA said it arrested a passenger from Torkham checkpost […]

Pak-Afghan border to remain open 24/7 from Monday

Pak-Afghan border to remain open 24/7 from Monday

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan will begin round-the-clock operation of Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan on a trial basis from Monday to facilitate the movement of traders, transporters and other people of two countries, said an official statement. The statement was issued in Peshawar by the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw Province […]

Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Germany and Qatar will co-host an intra Afghan dialogue on July 7-8 to support the peace process in Afghanistan. The dialogue will be held in the Qatari capital Doha in “the wake of unwavering ferocity across Afghanistan as war even further intensified between Afghan forces and the Taliban fighters,” Afghani media reported. Both Germany and […]

10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

Cyclists emphasize significance of Lapis Lazuli corridor Ten Afghan bikers have pedaled 4,118-kilometers from Afghanistan to Turkey to emphasize the economic and cultural relations between countries in the region. The Turkish-Afghan Friendship Cycling Tour began in Afghanistan’s Harat province and ended at the World Peace Park in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkish media reported. […]

The simplest way to solve the Afghan problem

The simplest way to solve the Afghan problem

In recent years, the most talked-about problems have been connected to Afghanistan; the most problematic point of the Earth, that is to say, because of international terrorism, and the production and trading of drugs. Moreover, many decisions have been made regarding such issues, the culmination of which was, “Operation Enduring Freedom,” carried out by American […]

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

(Timings of the American and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections nearly within a month together with the functioning of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and forthcoming Tripartite meeting of Russia, China and Pakistan over Afghanistan may likely lead to major policy shifts in America’s Afghanistan and Central and South Asian policy trends).   BACKGROUND:  leadership changes after the Presidential […]

Path to self-reliance for Afghanistan

Path to self-reliance for Afghanistan

Nematullah Bizhan – The Korea Times The Brussels Conference on Afghanistan this week marks an important opportunity to create a roadmap for the country’s future. While Afghanistan’s current path has led to some progress, it is far from the most direct route to prosperity – not least because of deep flaws in aid delivery and […]

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