Afghanistan/Pakistan

OUT OF OFFICE…

Written by admin on Friday, August 16th, 2019

we are out of office for a few days On our return on January 2 we will publish our selection of articles.

IN THE NEWS: GHANI CLARIFIES GOVERNMENT’S STANCE ON TALKS WITH TALIBAN (AUGUST 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Ghani Clarifies Government’s Stance On Talks With Taliban SOURCE: TOLO News Wednesday, August 14, 2019 By MIR AQA POPALZAI *Mr. Ghani assures that there will be no compromise on the future of the Afghan forces * Critics Want More Seriousness In Peace Efforts * Direct Talks Will […]

IN THE NEWS: NATION CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY AS KASHMIR SOLIDARITY DAY (AUGUST 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Nation celebrates Independence Day as Kashmir Solidarity Day SOURCE: The News International Wednesday, August 14, 2019 The nation is celebrating the 73rd Independence Day today (Wednesday) with zeal and enthusiasm to express full support to Kashmiris reeling from renewed Indian repression. The day dawned with 31 gun-salute […]

IN THE NEWS: RISE OF VIRULENT NATIONALISM (AUGUST 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Rise of virulent nationalism SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, August 14, 2019 By ZAHID HUSSAIN MUSCULAR nationalism, majoritarianism and populism are the most definite manifestations of the fascist ideology that now seems to be on the rise in various parts of the world. Ascendency of authoritarian strongmen is causing […]

IN THE NEWS: INDIA REVOKES KASHMIR’S SPECIAL STATUS: ALL THE LATEST UPDATES (AUGUST 9, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, August 9th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten India revokes Kashmir’s special status: All the latest updates SOURCE: Al Jazeera Friday, August 9, 2019 *Police in Indian-administered Kashmir said Srinagar residents allowed to go to ‘area-specific mosques’ * Kashmir: Thousands flee border villages along Line of Control today * UN concern over Kashmir lockdown as […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN LEADER QUASHES EID CEASE FIRE, URGES FOLLOWERS TO CONTINUE JIHAD (AUGUST 9, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, August 9th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban leader quashes Eid cease fire, urges followers to continue jihad SOURCE: The Long War Journal Friday, August 9, 2019 (Posted) By BILL ROGGIO In his yearly Eid-al-Adha message to his followers, Taliban emir Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada dashed all hopes for a holiday ceasefire and urged his […]

IN THE NEWS: CIA PLANS TO KEEP PROXY UNITS IN AFGHANISTAN: REPORT (AUGUST 9, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, August 9th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten CIA Plans To Keep Proxy Units In Afghanistan: Report SOURCE: TOLO News Friday, August 9, 2019 * CIA Director Reportedly Meets Afghan Officials In Kabul * CIA Chief Says China Is As Big A Threat To US As Russia Despite reports that American troops may soon be […]

IN THE NEWS: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL TERRORISM’ AGAINST KASHMIR (AUGUST 8, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten ‘Constitutional terrorism’ against Kashmir SOURCE: Asia Times Thursday, August 8, 2019 By ALI CHANGEZI SANDHU The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a legal instrument – recognized by the United Nations Organization at its 183rd session on December 10, 1948, as Resolution 217 – that consists of […]

IN THE NEWS: TARGETING CIVILIANS – A LUKEWARM RESPONSE TO PEACE (AUGUST 8, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Targeting Civilians – A Lukewarm Response to Peace SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Thursday, August 8, 2019 By HUJJATULLAH ZIA The Taliban leadership continues its talks with the US representatives and its war against Afghan state and nation. It has adopted an equivocal policy which triggers mixed feelings. […]

IN THE NEWS: HIGH-STAKES GAMBLE (AUGUST 8, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten HIGH-STAKES GAMBLE SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Thursday, August 8, 2019 (Posted) *EXPERTS WARN THAT NEW DELHI’S DECISION TO END AUTONOMY OF DISPUTED KASHMIR RISKS ‘ANGER, ALIENATION AND LAW AND ORDER’ ISSUES Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong-arm move to tighten control on Muslim-majority Kashmir is a gamble that […]