July, 2017

IN THE NEWS: NO COUNTRY FOR RECONCILIATION (JULY 24, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, July 24th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten No country for reconciliation SOURCE: The Indian Express Monday, July 24, 2017 By IMAD UL RIYAZ *My own political position is driven by the idea of peace, dialogue and reconciliation. For many back in Kashmir, this makes me something of a “RSS chamcha”: I am somebody who […]

IN THE NEWS: KHYBER OPERATION (JULY 24, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, July 24th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Khyber operation SOURCE: Dawn Monday, July 24, 2017 RAPID successes in the first phase of Operation Khyber IV in Rajgal Valley in Khyber Agency is welcome news. With the capture of a strategic mountaintop by the military, militants have been denied a position from which they can […]

IN THE NEWS: ABDULLAH SAYS GOVT NEEDS TIME TO ESTABLISH SECURITY (JULY 23, 2017)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Abdullah Says Govt Needs Time To Establish Security SOURCE: TOLO News Sunday, July 23, 107 By SAYED SHARIF AMIRI Local officials in Faryab and Ghor provinces confirmed Taliban insurgents seized control of Kohistan district in Faryab and Taywara district in Ghor after engaging in fierce gunfights with […]

IN THE NEWS: MINING SECTOR FACES MAJOR CHALLENGES (JULY 23, 2017)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Mining Sector Faces Major Challenges SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Sunday, July 23, 2017 Though a ray of hope for economic stability in Afghanistan, mining sector faces major challenges and issues. These issues, if remain unsolved, can threaten the viability of the whole sector and ultimately result in […]

IN THE NEWS: VILLAGERS REVEAL DETAILS OF ‘HONOR’ MURDER IN PAKISTAN (JULY 22, 2017)

Written by admin on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Villagers Reveal Details Of ‘Honor’ Murder In Pakistan SOURCE: Gandhara Saturday, July 22, 2017 By DAUD KHATTAK Villagers in Ashraf Khel, a dusty hamlet near the famed Khyber Pass, have sketched out a grim picture of how the mentally disabled Naghma was allegedly killed by close relatives […]

IN THE NEWS: A TERRIBLE BEAUTY IS BORN IN THE GEOPOLITICS OF KASHMIR (JULY 22, 2017)

Written by admin on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten A terrible beauty is born in the geopolitics of Kashmir SOURCE: Asia Times Saturday, July 22, 2017 By M.K. BHADRAKUMAR The tallest Kashmiri politician today, Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and an erstwhile cabinet minister in the central government […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN CREATED TERROR GROUPS TO CHECK INDIA AND AFGHANISTAN, SAY FORMER US DIPLOMATS (JULY 21, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, July 21st, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan created terror groups to check India and Afghanistan, say former US diplomats SOURCE: The Indian Express Friday, July 21, 2017 *William Milam, a former US ambassador to Pakistan, said Pakistan has “no interest in a peaceful Afghanistan that would be under the influence of its arch […]

IN THE NEWS: AS SHARIF CLINGS ON IN PAKISTAN, SMOOTH TRANSITION UNLIKELY (JULY 21, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, July 21st, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten As Sharif clings on in Pakistan, smooth transition unlikely SOURCE: Asia Times Friday, July 21, 2017 By F.M. SHAKIL *Having refused to jump, the prime minister will likely be pushed once a verdict is given on his family’s financial dealings. With his party now in turmoil, the […]

IN THE NEWS: YOU WILL GET REPLY NEXT YEAR, NAWAZ TELLS RIVALS (JULY 20, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten You will get reply next year, Nawaz tells rivals SOURCE: The News International Thursday, July 20, 2017 By MUHAMMAD SALEH ZAAFIR ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday told his opponents that they would get a befitting reply next year, referring to the coming general elections. He said […]

IN THE NEWS: DEFYING DOSTUM: A NEW JOMBESH AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LEADERSHIP OVER AFGHANISTAN’S UZBEKS (JULY 20, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Defying Dostum: A new Jombesh and the struggle for leadership over Afghanistan’s Uzbeks SOURCE: Afghanistan Analysts Network Thursday, July 20, 2017 (Posted) By THOMAS RUTTIG After years of attempts at inner-party reform, dissidents of Jombesh, one of Afghanistan’s major political parties, have given up. They have left […]