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Editorial: Who are the nameless perpetrators?

As peace talks in Doha are obstructed by spats over which Islamic Jurisprudence to pick for resolving issues that might arise during the parleys, the situation on the ground in Afghanistan is lamentable. Although the Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) has recently claimed the rift over the …

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Post-COVID-19 economic recovery

Though the coronavirus cases are slowly fading away and things getting to normal, the effects of the virus-induced pandemic are going to last longer and be problematic – as everything was reshaped worldwide, including Afghanistan. The Ministry of Public Health reported that seven positive cases were registered only in Kabul …

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Editorial: Chance to put bitter past behind

Positive vibes are emanating from Pakistan in the wake of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Chairman Abdullah Abdullah’s foray to the country. As the three-day visit of Abdullah comes to an end, friendship overtures have been made by Pakistan. Most of the Pakistani leadership authorities dubbed the commencement …

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Editorial: Being at peace with Pakistan

The snippets of information emanating from the intra-Afghan talks in Doha indicate that snail-paced progress is being made in the talks which are aimed at paving the way for more substantive negotiations. Both sides reported that contact groups of negotiating teams in Doha held yet another meeting on Sunday evening …

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Editorial: Coerce the Taliban for a truce!

As US point-man for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad put it, the Taliban won’t accept a permanent ceasefire until there is a political settlement in Afghanistan, meaning the US is no longer capable of holding the group to the commitments it made during the US-Taliban agreement. It was explicitly mentioned in …

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Editorial: Human cost at its peak

Since the warring sides sat at the negotiating table in Qatar earlier this month, bloodshed and violence have increased in Afghanistan. The calls for a ceasefire are falling on deaf ears while the negotiators have so far failed to agree on a roadmap despite being engaged for nearly two weeks. …

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Editorial: Flagging peace talks

With intra-Afghan talks stuck on technicalities in Doha, the level of violence across Afghanistan is terrifically high. Attacks by the warring sides have increased, with civilians being the victims of crossfires and bombings. Amid all this, there are constant calls for a ceasefire from various stakeholders of Afghanistan but to …

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