The Afghan War Quagmire - New York Times

Eight years ago, President Obama pledged to wind down the war in Iraq and redouble efforts to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. “As president, I will make the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be,” he said during a ...

Iran Prisoner Exchange May Ease Tensions Over Mistreatment of Afghan Minority - Tolerance.ca

A recent exchange of prisoners between Iran and Afghanistan may signal Tehran's willingness to begin repairing strained relations between the two countries over the regime's internal treatment of Afghans, analysts say. Kabul has lodged several protests ...

Pakistan had no option than to support US attack on Afghanistan after 9/11: Musharraf - India TV

Former President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf today reiterated that Pakistan was left with no choice than to support American attack on Afghanistan because the world had entirely changed after 9/11. Explaining the precarious situation that he ...

Pressure builds on India gov't to retaliate against Pakistan - messenger-inquirer

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister came under increasing pressure Monday from within his own party, as many in the country demanded a strong response to a deadly weekend attack that the government blames on Pakistan-based militants. But amid ...

Pressure builds on India gov't to retaliate against Pakistan - U.S. News & World Report

Indian students hold placards and stand near a formation of flowers that read "tribute to brave martyrs" as they pay tribute to the Indian soldiers killed in the Sunday attack on army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday, at a school in ...

250000 Afghan refugees return home after decades - www.worldbulletin.net

A quarter of a million Afghan refugees have returned to the country this year, according to the International Organization for Migration. More than 140,000 undocumented and 114,000 documented refugees had returned, mostly from Pakistan, by Sep.

The sundry sides of Af-Pak-India conundrum - Pakistan Today

'62 days of continued atrocities by the Indian occupation forces in IOK, with impunity due to international apathy, remains a matter of anguish and deep concern,' is the line that our very dear Mr Nafees Zakaria, spokesperson foreign office, started ...

Uri attack is an addition to RAW failures - The News International

LAHORE: Assisted by its crafty media, the Indian political and security establishment is notorious for designing bizarre pseudo operations so that it could defame Pakistan in the eyes of the world, muster international support and to cover up its ...

Pakistan had no choice but to support US-led invasion of Afghanistan: Musharraf - The Nation

LONDON: Former President General Pervez Musharraf has said, “Pakistan had no other option than to support the US-led invasion on Afghanistan in 2001.” Musharraf made the remarks during his visit to United Kingdom, insisting that Pakistan was left with ...

As Kashmir burns, India seeks to mend ties with other neighbours - PrameyaNews7

NEW DELHI: On the first Friday prayers following Eid last week, riot police in Lhaviyani Atoll in northern Maldives barged into a mosque to arrest devotees praying to Allah to free political prisoners, including its exiled president Mohamed Nasheed. In ...

Pakistan has few friends and many enemies in Washington - DAWN.com

Something obviously changed between the first and second Senate hearings. Perhaps sober minds in Washington assessed the high costs and dangers of anti-Pakistan sanctions for America's short- and longer-term objectives in the region. Perhaps ...

Afghanistan a game changer - The Statesman

The border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is the Durand Line, which has never been accepted by Afghanistan. However being weaker, Afghanistan has limited options. After the withdrawal of the Soviet Union, it was the Taliban which established the ...

Donald Trump, a contrarian view - The Hindu

India has an old love affair with the Democrats in the United States, but the Republican Presidents and legislators have done more for India-U.S. relations than Democrats in recent years. John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton and their wives conquered ...

President Ghani's second India visit promises closer ties - New Kerala

New Delhi [India], Sept.19 (ANI): President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's visit to India has pointed to the possibility of an enhanced and new role for India in countering Pakistan sponsored/supported terrorism in ...

Toll from Pakistan mosque attacks rises to 36 - Cosumnes Connection (subscription)

The advisory further said that policemen should always try to apprehend the suicide bomber from behind and grip him in such a manner that the palms of his hands remain open and he cannot use them. "At least eight children below the age of 10 years are ...

Dozens killed in suicide attack in Pakistan - Morocco World News

Rabat – As many as 23 people are dead and numerous others are wounded during Friday prayers in the tribal district on Mohmand in Northern Pakistan. Whilst attending Friday prayers in a mosque located in the northwestern village of Anbar Tehsil, ...

16 killed in Pakistani mosque bombing - Cosumnes Connection (subscription)

At least 13 people were injured when one of the suicide bombers exploded his jacket after policemen shot him, while the second bomber was arrested by the policemen. "He shouted Allahu Akbar and blew himself up", Assistant Political Agent Naveed Akbar ...

President Ghani's second India visit promises closer ties - Business Standard

New Delhi [India], Sept.19 (ANI): President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's visit to India has pointed to the possibility of an enhanced and new role for India in countering Pakistan sponsored/supported terrorism in ...

Pakistani Taleban faction claims responsibility for mosque blast - Cosumnes Connection (subscription)

The explosion took place in Payee Khan, a village in Mohmand Agency, which is reported to be one of the seven semi-autonomous districts in Pakistan along the Afghanistan border. The Friday attack targeted a mosque in the Mohmand tribal district ...

India finesses its Afghan policies-MK BHADRAKUMAR - JK Alternative Viewpoint

(Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for the media outside Hyderabad House in Delhi, India September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton. One, the visit has been characterized by strident rhetoric aimed at ...