January, 2016

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN, AFGHAN ARMIES AGREE ON BETTER BORDER COORDINATION (JANUARY 31, 2016)

Written by admin on Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan, Afghan armies agree on better border coordination SOURCE: Afghanistan Sun (IANS) Sunday, January 31, 2016 Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghan military commanders agreed on Saturday on better coordination and enhancing security measures at both sides of the border, officials said. Pakistan and Afghanistan have […]

IN THE NEWS: HEARINGS BEGIN FOR OBAMA’S CHOICE TO LEAD U.S. TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN (JANUARY 29, 2016)

Written by admin on Friday, January 29th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Hearings Begin For Obama’s Choice To Lead U.S. Troops In Afghanistan SOURCE: RFE Friday, January 29, 2016 President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has told the U.S. Senate that the security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating, and assured senators he […]

IN THE NEWS: NICHOLSON TAPPED TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN (JANUARY 28, 2016)

Written by admin on Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Nicholson Tapped to Lead International Forces in Afghanistan SOURCE: VoA – News Thursday, January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON – Lieutenant General John “Mick” Nicholson, the current head of NATO’s Allied Land Command, has been chosen as the new commander of international forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Wednesday […]

IN THE NEWS: ENVOYS TO DISCUSS AFGHAN PEACE PROCESS NEXT MONTH (JANUARY 28, 2016)

Written by admin on Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Envoys To Discuss Afghan Peace Process Next Month SOURCE: RFE Thursday, January 28, 2016 Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States will meet in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, next month to discuss how to resume stalled peace process between Kabul and […]

IN THE NEWS: OBAMA’S EXPECTATIONS (JANUARY 27, 2016)

Written by admin on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Obama‚Äôs expectations SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, January 27, 2016 By DAWN – EDITORIAL TWICE now this year, Pakistan has featured in comments made by US President Barack Obama. Following a prediction of decades-long instability in Pakistan during his last State of the Union address, Mr Obama has spoken […]

IN THE NEWS: GHANI WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES OF AFGHAN CONFLICT FOR REGION (JANUARY 26, 2016)

Written by admin on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Ghani warns of consequences of Afghan conflict for region SOURCE: Afghanistan Sun (IANS) Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Kabul, Jan 25 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that the conflict in the country would intensify with consequences across the region if peace talks with the Taliban do […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN TALIBAN STRESS PRECONDITIONS FOR PEACE TALKS (JANUARY 25, 2016)

Written by admin on Monday, January 25th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten AFGHAN TALIBAN STRESS PRECONDITIONS FOR PEACE TALKS SOURCE: Newsweek Monday, January 25, 2016 BY AFP MILITANTS WANT REMOVAL FROM TERROR BLACKLISTS, OFFICIAL REOPENING OF POLITICAL OFFICE IN DOHA AHEAD OF TALKS. The Afghan Taliban on Sunday reiterated their preconditions for the resumption of peace talks with Kabul, […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN TALIBAN WANTS TO BE OFF U.N. BLACK LIST TO JOIN TALKS (JANUARY 24, 2016)

Written by admin on Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan Taliban wants to be off UN black list to join talks SOURCE: Afghanistan Sun (IANS) Sunday, January 24, 2016 Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Afghan Taliban wants to be removed from a UN blacklist before it can consider rejoining peace talks aimed at ending its 15-year war, […]

IN THE NEWS: ISLAMABAD, KABUL, WASHINGTON UPBEAT AT AFGHAN PEACE PROCESS (JANUARY 22, 2016)

Written by admin on Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Islamabad, Kabul, Washington upbeat at Afghan peace process SOURCE: Afghanistan Sun (IANS) Friday, January 22, 2016 Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday expressed satisfaction at the recently-launched four-nation mechanism to boost the […]

IN THE NEWS: ‘CHANGE IN PAKISTAN, BUT WORLD MUST CHANGE HELP PATTERN’ (JANUARY 22, 2016)

Written by admin on Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten ‘Change in Pakistan, but world must change help pattern’ SOURCE: Afghanistan Sun (IANS) Friday, January 22, 2016 Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) There is a change in Pakistan where the civil society is slowly gaining ground, but the world needs to change its policies towards the country to […]