April, 2018

IN THE NEWS: AN APRIL DAY THAT CHANGED AFGHANISTAN 3: THE LEGACY OF THE SAUR REVOLUTION’S WAR CRIMES (APRIL 30, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, April 30th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten An April Day That Changed Afghanistan 3: The legacy of the Saur Revolution’s war crimes SOURCE: Afghanistan Analysts Network Monday, April 30, 2018 By Patricia Gossman The coup d’etat that brought the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) was a watershed for Afghanistan, driving it into a […]

IN THE NEWS: MODI-XI ‘AGREE’ TO JOINT PROJECT IN AFGHANISTAN (APRIL 30, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, April 30th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Modi-Xi ‘Agree’ to Joint Project in Afghanistan SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Monday, April 30, 2018 BEIJING – Indian media reports indicate Modi and Xi have agreed to embark on a joint economic project in Afghanistan, but no details were given. India and China have agreed to work […]

IN THE NEWS: STAKES OF ‘ISLAMIC VOTE BANK’ AND RELIGIOUS POLITICS IN PAKISTAN (APRIL 30, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, April 30th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Stakes of ‘Islamic vote bank’ and religious politics in Pakistan SOURCE: Asia Times Monday, April 30, 2018 By BUSHARAT JAMIL Under the enigmatic political leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan came into being in August 1947, a Muslim majority state but not an Islamic state. During Jinnah’s […]

IN THE NEWS: PTI SWINGS INTO ELECTION MODE WITH BIG POWER SHOW (APRIL 29, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten PTI swings into election mode with big power show SOURCE: The Express Tribune Sunday, April 29, 2018 By IMRAN ADNAN LAHORE: Unveiling an 11-point agenda for a new Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan called for establishing Pakistan in the image of the model state of […]

IN THE NEWS: NABBING NAB (APRIL 30, 2018)

Written by admin on Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten NABBING NAB SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Saturday, April 28, 2018 (Posted) *HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF IN THE PMLN-LED GOVERNMENT’S DEALINGS WITH THE ACCOUNTABILITY BODY (NAB) On April 25, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi “lashed out” at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for what he called “harassment” of the […]

CONFLICT OVER NEW PROVINCES (APRIL 28, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Conflict over new provinces SOURCE: Daily Times Saturday, April 28, 2018 (Posted) By MOONIS AHMAR *The demand for new provinces will remain a source of conflict, because of a lack of political will Ever since the Prime Minister during his visit to Bahawalpur on April 14 talked […]

IN THE NEWS: AN APRIL DAY THAT CHANGED AFGHANISTAN 2: AFGHANS REMEMBER THE ‘SAUR REVOLUTION’ (APRIL 27, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten An April Day that Changed Afghanistan 2: Afghans remember the ‘Saur Revolution’ SOURCE: Afghanistan Analysts Network Friday, April 27, 2018 By Kate Clark A day after the PDPA took power, soldiers guard the Arg where Nur Muhammad Taraki is the new president (1978). Photo: Cleric77, Wikipedia – […]

IN THE NEWS: AN APRIL DAY THAT CHANGED AFGHANISTAN 1: FOUR DECADES AFTER THE LEFTIST TAKEOVER (posted APRIL 27, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten An April Day That Changed Afghanistan 1: Four decades after the leftist takeover SOURCE Afghanistan Analysts Network Wednesday, April 25, 2017 By Thomas Ruttig Forty years ago, Afghanistan experienced its second military coup d’état within five years. The authoritarian President Muhammad Daud had seized power in 1973 […]

IN THE NEWS: RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN FROM YOUR FOREIGN SAFE HAVENS, U.S. TELLS TALIBAN (APRIL 26, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Return to Afghanistan from your foreign safe havens: US tells Taliban SOURCE: The Indian Express Thursday, April 26, 2018 *The US said that there was no need for a new fighting season, and that it was time for the Taliban to participate in the country’s electoral process […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN ANNOUNCES ONSET OF ‘AL KHANDAQ JIHADI OPERATIONS’ (APRIL 26, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban announces onset of ‘Al Khandaq Jihadi operations’ SOURCE: The Long War Journal Thursday, April 26, 2018 (Posted) By BILL ROGGIO The Afghan Taliban announced the opening of their 2018 spring offensive today, named the “Al Khandaq Jihadi operations” after the battle in Medina in 627 AD […]