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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 […]

India and Afghanistan inaugurate Friendship Dam

India and Afghanistan inaugurate Friendship Dam

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan on June 4 to inaugurate a multi-million-dollar hydroelectric dam with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The dam named “Afghan-India Friendship Dam” in Herat province, which borders Iran, was built with the Indian financial aid at a cost of $300 million. 1500 Indian and Afghan engineers worked to build the […]

India, Iran, Afghanistan sign the historic agreement

India, Iran, Afghanistan sign the historic agreement

An important agreement was signed by India, Iran and Afghanistan in Tehran on May 23. The agreement includes a strategic transport corridor for creating a new route to Afghanistan via the Iran’s port of Chabahar, bypassing Pakistan. After the signing agreement, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani […]

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan inaugurated CASA-1000 project

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan inaugurated CASA-1000 project

The $1.7 billion CASA-1000 project was inaugurated among Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in Dushanbe on May 12. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov attended the inauguration. RFERL reports that the CASA-1000 provides a 1,222-kilometer power-transmission line to carry 1,300 megawatts […]

Afghan and Korean Journalists Discussed the Media

Afghan and Korean Journalists Discussed the Media

Korea-Afghanistan Media Workshop was held on 27 April in Seoul. Major Korean and Afghan journalists discussed the media mechanism and freedom in the world. Asia Journalist Association(AJA) organized a workshop with the major journalists from Afghanistan. Lee Sang Ki, the founder president and Ashraf Dali, the president of AJA, made the opening remarks. Jeongho Nam […]

India, Afghanistan sign pact for visa-free travel

India, Afghanistan sign pact for visa-free travel

India and Afghanistan have signed a pact for visa-free travel by their diplomats following Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s recent meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which they discussed key bilateral issues. “Sustained engagement with Afghanistan. Chief Executive Abdullah meets the Prime Minister… Promoting stronger diplomatic ties… India and Afghanistan sign agreement on visa […]

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, many of whom died in war zones but the majority were killed in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty, RSF stated in its annual roundup. It listed war-torn Iraq and Syria as […]

Young women begin wearing spring clothing as it gets warm in Nanjing, China

Young women begin wearing spring clothing as it gets warm in Nanjing, China

Combo photo taken on March 5, 2013, shows young women wearing spring clothing as temperature rises in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. <Xinhua/NEWSis/Li Xiang>

Disabled Basketball Players Practice For Coming Tournament In Afghanistan

Disabled Basketball Players Practice For Coming Tournament In Afghanistan

Afghan disabled man play basketball to prepare for the upcoming wheelchair basketball tournament in Oct. 25, 2012, in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. A selection of Afghan disabled men during the upcoming tournament in October will be made to go to the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, […]

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