May, 2018

IN THE NEWS: HUNGER IN AFGHANISTAN (MAY 31, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Hunger in Afghanistan SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, May 31, 2018 A DROUGHT is threatening to worsen the already poor living conditions of some 15m Afghans who rely on farming, livestock and agricultural labour to make ends meet, according to a recent UN report. Thousands of people have left […]

IN THE NEWS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS SECURITY ASSETS (MAY 31, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Nuclear weapons as security assets SOURCE: The Express tribune Thursday, May 31, 2018 By USMAN ALI KHAN In the 1970s, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto famously declared that “we will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will have our own,” while referring to the attainment of […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN, INDIA AGREE TO RESTORE 2003 CEASEFIRE (MAY 30, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan, India agree to restore 2003 ceasefire SOURCE: The Express Tribune Wednesday, May 30, 2018 By KAMRAN YOUSAF ISLAMABAD: In an unexpected development, Pakistan and India on Tuesday agreed to restore the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary, suggesting a […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN, PAKISTANI & CHINESE DIPLOMATS HOLD STRATEGIC TALKS (MAY 30, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan, Pakistani & Chinese Diplomats Hold Strategic Talks SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Wednesday, May 30, 2018 KABUL – China being SCO’s current chair is playing a proactive role in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan. The Afghan and Chinese teams were led respectively by Deputy Foreign Minister […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTANI TRIBAL AREAS FACE LONG ROAD TO STABILIZATION (MAY 29, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistani Tribal Areas Face Long Road To Stabilization SOURCE: Gandhara Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (Posted) By ABUBAKAR SIDDIQUE In an election season, Pakistan’s political parties are vying to take credit for historic legislation granting equal rights to millions among the Pashtun minority and merging their homeland with […]

IN THE NEWS: THE WIDENING CLEAVAGE IN PAKISTAN’S POLITICAL TOPOGRAPHY (MAY 29, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The widening cleavage in Pakistan’s political topography SOURCE: Daily Times Tuesday, May 29, 2018 By NAUMAN QAISER *As the incumbent assemblies and the government come to the end of their tenures, the divisions in Pakistan’s political arena continue to widen 24 May 2018 would be remembered in […]

IN THE NEWS: KABUL LIBRARY BUS DRIVES AFGHAN CHILDREN TO READ (MAY 28, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, May 28th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read SOURCE: The News International Monday, May 28, 2018 KABUL: The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find books in Kabul´s first mobile library. […]

IN THE NEWS: THE CARETAKER GOVERNMENT: WHY DO WE HAVE ONE AND WHAT PURPOSE DOES IT FULFIL? (MAY 28, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, May 28th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The caretaker government: Why do we have one and what purpose does it fulfil? SOURCE: Dawn Monday, May 28, 2018 By HURMAT MAJID *Why do we need a group of technocrats to take over the government and steer it to elections in late July? With the government […]

IN THE NEWS: 3.4 MILLION REGISTER TO VOTE AS IEC EXTENDS REGISTRATION (MAY 27, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, May 28th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten 3.4 Million Register to Vote as IEC Extends Registration Timeline SOURCE: TOLO News Sunday, May 27, 2018 By ANISSA SHAHEED *Election monitoring groups have questioned the validity of the figures, saying the number could be a lot less The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Sunday […]

IN THE NEWS: 2 MILLION AFGHANS FACING FOOD INSECURITY (MAY 27, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten 2 Million Afghans Facing Food Insecurity SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Sunday, May 27, 2018 KABUL – More than two million people are facing severe food insecurity in Afghanistan, needing humanitarian assistance for survival, the Relief Web reports. A drought is affecting two out of three provinces across […]