June, 2018

IN THE NEWS: TRUMP’S AFGHANISTAN PUSH REQUIRES PAKISTAN’S HELP, SAYS U.S. GENERAL (JUNE 21, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Trump’s Afghanistan push requires Pakistan’s help: US general SOURCE: The Nation Thursday, June 21, 2018 Washington – The biggest challenge to stabilising Afghanistan remains the sanctuaries in Pakistan that shelter militants fighting the US-led coalition, according to President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead allied forces in the […]

IN THE NEWS: WHAT AWAITS THE NEXT SETUP (JUNE 21, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten What awaits the next setup SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, June 21, 2018 By KHURRAM HUSAIN AS the noise and fury builds up in the run-up to the election, it is perhaps worthwhile to briefly disengage from the intensity of the moment and cast a glance at what sort […]

IN THE NEWS: DOES FAZLULLAH’S DEATH MATTER? (JUNE 20, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Does Fazlullah’s death matter? SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday June 10, 2018 (Posted) By ARIFA NOOR FAZLULLAH, the elusive Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan head who had been hiding in Afghanistan for nearly as long as a decade (some reports claim that he had moved there shortly after the Swat operation in […]

IN THE NEWS: AFTER AFGHAN CEASEFIRE GAMBLE, PROSPECTS RISE FOR U.S.-TALIBAN TALKS (JUNE 20, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten After Afghan Ceasefire Gamble, Prospects Rise for U.S.-Taliban Talks SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Wednesday, June 20, 2018 KABUL/WASHINGTON – – Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed militants to roam into cities […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN’S LEADERS ANGRY ABOUT EID CEASEFIRE SELFIES (JUNE 19, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban’s Leaders Angry About Eid Ceasefire Selfies SOURCE: TOLO News Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Some Afghan officials have said as many as 35,000 Taliban members entered cities and towns around the country over Eid. Taking selfies with Afghan soldiers and government officials over Eid-al-Fitr’s three-day ceasefire has […]

IN THE NEWS: THE SAUDI TIES MOVING FROM PERSONAL TO STRATEGIC DOMAIN, SAYS REPORT (JUNE 19, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pak-Saudi ties moving from personal to strategic domain: report SOURCE: The News International Tuesday, June 19, 2018 By MURTAZA ALI SHAH LONDON: Security think-tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has said in a report that ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deepened and heading in a […]

IN THE NEWS: AS PAKISTANI RUPEE FALLS, A BALANCE OF PAYMENT CRISIS LOOMS (JUNE 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, June 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten As Pakistani Rupee falls, a balance of payments crisis looms SOURCE: Asia Times Monday, June 18, 2018 By KUNWAR KHULDUNE SHAHID *Pakistan is far behind schedule in its international debt obligations owing to a balance of payment crisis The Pakistani rupee fell from 115.63 at the start […]

IN THE NEWS: EXTENDING THE CEASEFIRE WITH HE TALIBAN: TRYING EFFORTLESSLY TO CHANGE ILLUSION TO REALITY (JUNE 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, June 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Extending the Ceasefire with the Taliban: Trying effortlessly to change Illusion to Reality SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Monday, June 18, 2018 Afghan President extended the ceasefire with the Taliban without giving a time frame to it. He did so, while some bombings had been carried out by […]

IN THE NEWS: SUICIDE ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS 10: OFFICIALS (JUNE 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 10: officials SOURCE: Dawn Sunday, June 17, 2018 A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 10 people and wounded many others, officials said, in the second attack in as many days. The explosion happened outside the Nangarhar […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN HIGH PEACE COUNCIL CALLS ON TALIBAN TO EXTEND CEASEFIRE (JUNE 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan High Peace Council Calls On Taliban to Extend Ceasefire SOURCE: TOLO News Sunday, June 17, 2018 *The HPC thanked religious scholars for their recent fatwa over the war in Afghanistan and said they believed this led to the temporary ceasefire in the country Afghanistan High Peace […]