Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

30 killed in gold mine collapse in Afghanistan: Officials

30 killed in gold mine collapse in Afghanistan: Officials

KUNDUZ: At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern on Sunday, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country. Another seven were injured in the incident in Kohistan district of , district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi told AFP. Villagers had dug a […]

India needs to keep its friends close and its rivals closer

India needs to keep its friends close and its rivals closer

Author: Deepa Ollapally, George Washington University Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s ?neighbourhood first? policy, India has witnessed some serious and surprising diplomatic setbacks in its near region in the recent past. That this has happened with friends and rivals alike should be a cause for concern for New Delhi. It […]

Afghan compliments India‘s development aid

Afghan compliments India‘s development aid

NEW DELHI: Afghan National Security Adviser on Friday appreciated India‘s role in reconstruction of the war-ravaged country during talks with his Indian counterpart here. Mohib‘s appreciation for India‘s developmental assistance came in the backdrop of US President ‘s comments mocking New Delhi‘s role in . The ministry of external affairs […]

We?re changing lives: India on Trump?s Afghan jibe

We?re changing lives: India on Trump?s Afghan jibe

NEW DELHI: Even as US President called on India to play a bigger security role in , ridiculing in the process Prime Minister for having built what he incorrectly claimed was a library, New Delhi brushed the put-down aside, saying there was no question of ?putting boots on the ground?. […]

UK minister: Qaida planning to blow up airliners, airports

UK minister: Qaida planning to blow up airliners, airports

LONDON: Terror group al-Qaida is on a resurgent mode and may be plotting major terrorist attacks on airports and airliners, Britain?s security minister warned on Sunday. The terrorist group behind the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001 poses a growing threat that is keeping […]

UK launches review on global persecution of Christians

UK launches review on global persecution of Christians

LONDON: Britain has launched a review into the persecution of Christians worldwide in response to a surge in violence against members of the faith, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt announced Wednesday. The report will make recommendations on steps the government can take to better support persecuted Christians. The foreign office cited […]

Pakistan FM in China to talk about US Afghan pullout

Pakistan FM in China to talk about US Afghan pullout

BEIJING: The US decision to pull nearly half its troops from restive was high on the agenda at a meeting between the Pakistani and Chinese foreign ministers on Tuesday. As China looks to expand its role as a peace broker in , Pakistani foreign minister met with his Chinese counterpart […]

US troop pullout from Afghanistan, Syria: Who is happy, who is not

US troop pullout from Afghanistan, Syria: Who is happy, who is not

NEW DELHI: US President ‘s historic moves to pull out of and slash troop numbers in has received mixed reaction from the stakeholders across the world. But Trump steadfastly defended his sudden push for retrenchment, vowing that the US would no longer be the “policeman of the Middle East”. Here […]

Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan

Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan

The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration’s policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war. One official said […]

Pakistan Acknowledges Indian Role in Afghanistan

Pakistan Acknowledges Indian Role in Afghanistan

On December 11, Pakistan?s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi surprised international observers by acknowledging India?s stake in Afghanistan and asking New Delhi to help end the war in Afghanistan. To justify his calls for India-Pakistan cooperation in Afghanistan, Qureshi emphasized the of all regional powers to end the conflict and […]