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Situation in Afghanistan defies solutions amid lack of genuine will, absence of sensible moves

Situation in Afghanistan defies solutions amid lack of genuine will, absence of sensible moves

  CAIRO: Asia Journalist Association President Ashraf Aboul-Yazid has ruled out the possibility of a real solution to the Afghanistan crisis in the near future. “I am pessimistic. If I say there is a solution, I think I am far from the right thing because the cycle of this threat is repeated,” he said. “There […]

Fifth journalist to be killed in two months in Afghanistan violence

Fifth journalist to be killed in two months in Afghanistan violence

KABUL: An Afghan journalist has been shot dead in an attack by gunmen in the central province of Ghor. Bismillah Adil Aimaq, the editor-in-chief of a local radio station, is the fifth journalist to be killed in the war-ravaged country in the past two months, a provincial spokesman said. According to reports, Bismillah was on […]

Journalist Malala Maiwand shot dead; fourth media victim in Afghanistan in 2020

Journalist Malala Maiwand shot dead; fourth media victim in Afghanistan in 2020

KABUL: Malala Maiwand, 25, has become the fourth journalist to be killed in Afghanistan in 2020 after she was shot dead in eastern Afghanistan. According to reports, Malala, a reporter for radio and television broadcaster Enikas, was on her way to work in Jalalabad on Thursday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on her vehicle. Her […]

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. […]

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