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Mounting insecurity

After different rounds of informal talks in Norway, France and Qatar, the Taliban and Afghan government officials have met in Murree, Pakistan for talks this month to kick off the reconciliation process formally. The two warring parties have discussed to start the peace process after over a decade due to …

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Confusion over US troops withdrawal

Confusion about presence of the US troops in the country has caught Afghans as Washington still to finalize the withdrawal plan and come with clear decision. Afghans and regional countries are desperately waiting for the White House final decision about fate of the remaining US troops in Afghanistan. Though, the …

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NATO can’t justify killing Afghans

Foreign troops, particularly the United States forces, have targeted Afghan soldiers and civilians on several occasions in the past and came up with different but unsatisfactory excuses to cool down the ire. These attacks were criticized regularly, both by government officials and public, and dropped relations between Kabul and Washington …

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Harassing media is intolerable

Press freedom means not only to have access to information but the free expression of information without any sense of fear, restraints and admonitions. Press freedom means to be on the path to truth and any attempt by state and non-state actors whereby they seek to suppress free voices mean …

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Macabre slaughter in Khost

The harbingers of the death and destruction, mutilated ruthlessly 25 innocent civilians in Khost province on Sunday evening. Khost is one of those ill-fated provinces in the southeast where militant groups particularly those linked to the dreaded Haqqani Network are actively operating in its various districts. What could be the …

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Pakistan’s brokered peace: A false spring

Amid mixed speculations regarding the recently held peace negotiations between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban including Haqqani Network and Quetta Shura, in the scenic tourist resort of Murree in Pakistan, a member of the Taliban’s political office in Doha Qatar claimed that the talked have been …

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Editorial: The dilemma of tax evasion

When they knew it why they didn’t try to fix it? Isn’t just an excuse? When objectives, and the aim of change and reform matter to a person, they will make no lies and no excuses. Those who build the house of failures with the nail of excuses, they must …

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Editorial: Peace talks in Pakistan: A major breakthrough

Murree, Pakistan’s lush green city, made headlines in the national and international media as the recent venue for peace negotiations between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban. Though, President Ashraf Ghani has been facing a hurricane of criticism at home for enlisting Pakistan’s help to bring the …

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Afghanistan’s security and regional cooperation

At last some good signs have started appearing on the political stage of the country and the region. President Ashraf Ghani is scheduled to visit Russia today to attend the Shangai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS summits. Ghani is expected to ask for full membership status of the organization …

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AfPak ties and soaring violence

A suicide car bomb ripped through the capital Kabul on Tuesday that hit a convoy of foreign troops. On the same day, an office of the National Directorate of Security was attacked in eighth police jurisdiction of the capital city. Three suicide bombers stormed the office. In the attack one …

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