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“REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS: A CRISIS OF SOLIDARITY”

This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants. War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people to leave their homes than at …

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Do not ignore the Taliban

New Delhi should deepen its ties with the government led by Ashraf Ghani as he looks to distance himself from Pakistan. But with the Taliban resurgence, India must hedge all bets Last week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s 18-month engagement with Pakistan collapsed under the stress of Pakistani recalcitrance, Taliban resurgence, …

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Better late than never

By Mansoor Faizy-International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8. It is aimed to celebrate achievements of women across nations. In other words the day is commemorated globally to honor women’s activities, achievements and all-out efforts rendering by them in different areas. There are so many different ways to …

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Afghanistan: Stop calling for more wars

It is not anti-Americanism for Afghans to question the US military presence and the ‘war on terror’ in Afghanistan. The Taliban has rejected the Afghan government’s offer for peace talks as “futile” and “misleading”, saying they would be “contradictory” in the face of the fresh deployment of US troops and …

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Land grabbing: A lucrative black business

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: In the last ten years, land disputes have become a permanent feature of Afghanistan’s landscape and also a primary driver of conflict in the country. Land grabbing has reached its peak in the past 10-year, mainly after the collapse of Taliban regime. Land mafia groups have increased …

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Taliban rejected peace talks, but why

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: The Taliban insurgents on Saturday rejected to take part in the direct peace talks with the Afghan government, unless their conditions were met. The militant group says it has not authorized anyone to attend negotiations brooked by Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States. Withdrawal of the …

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Development in South Asia

By DWAIPAYAN REGMI-South Asia occupies more than one-fifth population of the entire world, but still the GDP is less than two percent. There are four million poor people’s living in South Asia which calculates almost thirty percent of the people here are living below the poverty line. Glancing back to …

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Afghan children caught between fear and despair

By M. Nadeem Alizai-Pakistan has been major host of Afghan refugees since 1979 when the then Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Currently, around 1.5 million registered and over one million unregistered Afghan refugees live in the country. Since ouster of the Taliban from power in 2002, the UN High Commissioner for …

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It’s time for Afghanistan, Pakistan to jointly fight polio

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: For the first time Afghanistan and Pakistan nodded for a joint fight where it seems a win-win situation for both the countries, and that’s a joint fight against polio, a crippling disease which left a large number of children in uncertain situation in the two neighboring countries. …

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