June, 2017

IN THE NEWS: CHINA’S FM MEETS PAKISTAN’S AZIZ, DISCUSSES PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN (JUNE 26, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, June 26th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten China’s FM Meets Pakistan’s Aziz, Discusses Peace In Afghanistan SOURCE: TOLO News Monday, June 26, 2017 *China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Agree To Dialogue Mechanism *Afghanistan and Pakistan will maintain timely and effective communications for counter-terrorism and other emergencies China, Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to form a foreign minister’s dialogue […]

IN THE NEWS: CAN IS BE STOPPED IN AFGHANISTAN? (JUNE 25, 2017)

Written by admin on Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Can IS Be Stopped in Afghanistan? SOURCE: Gandhara Sunday, June 25, 2017 By NOOR ZAHID The Islamic State (IS) group is rapidly expanding in parts of Afghanistan, advancing militarily into areas where it once had a weak presence and strengthening its forces in core regions, according to […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHANISTAN TO HOLD ELECTIONS IN JULY NEXT YEAR (JUNE 24, 2017)

Written by admin on Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghanistan to Hold Elections in July Next Year SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Saturday, June 24, 2017 KABUL – Afghanistan will hold long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections on July 7, 2018, some three years after they were meant to take place, the country’s Independent Election Commission said […]

IN THE NEWS: APOLOGISTS FOR KASHMIR STONE-PELTERS SILENT AFTER COP KILLED (JUNE 24, 2017)

Written by admin on Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Apologists for Kashmir stone-pelters silent after cop killed SOURCE: Asia Times Saturday, June 24, 2017 By E JAYA KUMAR *India’s federal government should deploy more army units in Kashmir, withdraw security cover for separatist leaders and impose governor’s rule in the state Thursday was an auspicious occasion […]

IN THE NEWS: TELL-TALE SIGNS OF I.S. PRESENCE IN BALOCHISTAN (JUNE 23, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Tell-tale signs of IS presence in Balochistan SOURCE: The Express Tribune Friday, June 23, 2017 By SHEZAD BALOCH In the wake of a large-scale security operation in Mastung, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) -– the media wing of the Pakistani Army — issued a statement denying […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN CHIEF SAYS U.S. SHOULD ADOPT DIPLOMATIC MEANS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES (JUNE 23, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban chief says US should adopt diplomatic means to resolve the issues SOURCE: Khaama Press Friday, June 23, 2017 The leader of the Taliban group Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada has recommended to the Americans to adopt diplomatic approach to resolve the issue in Afghanistan. In his message released […]

IN THE NEWS: AT LEAST 34 KILLED AS CAR BOMB HITS BANK IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN (JUNE 22, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten At Least 34 Killed As Car Bomb Hits Bank In Southern Afghanistan SOURCE: Gandhara Thursday, June 22, 2017 Thirty-four people have been killed and 58 others wounded in a car bomb outside a bank in the southern province of Helmand, the provincial governor’s office said. Local officials […]

IN THE NEWS: WHAT DO WE WANT IN AFGHANISTAN? – II (JUNE 22, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten What do we want in Afghanistan? — II SOURCE: Daily Times Thursday, June 22, 2017 By MARVI SIRMED (SEE ALSO PART 1, POSTED ON JUNE 20) *Keeping FATA insulated from the rest of the country just to support our strategic choices is no more possible Pakistan has […]

IN THE NEWS: THIRD AMERICAN-AFGHAN WAR? (JUNE 21, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Third American-Afghan war? SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, June 21, 2017 By ZAHID HUSSAIN THE decision by the Trump administration to bolster the presence of US troops in Afghanistan raises questions about America’s getting into the third phase of its Afghan war. The number of additional troops is likely […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN BEGINS FENCING AFGHAN BORDER (JUNE 21, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan begins fencing Afghan border SOURCE: The Nation Wednesday, June 21, 2017 *New forts, border posts also being constructed to check infiltration *Angered Kabul warns of retaliation ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has begun fencing the frontier with Afghanistan to improve security, a move that has angered authorities in […]