24 Girls’ Schools Reopened in Logar


KABUL: Twenty-four girls’ schools that previously were closed by the Taliban insurgents, reopened in central Logar province, provincial education officials said on Wednesday. They said that tribal elders, religious scholars and the government had put their last-ditch efforts to reopen these schools. Education Department’s spokesman, Mohammad Shapoor Arab, told Pajhwok Afghan News that insurgents had shut down the door of ...

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New Delhi, Kabul Discuss Ways to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation


KABUL: The Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai and India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday explored ways to expand bilateral cooperation. Jaishankar and Karzai led the Indian and Afghan delegations in the foreign office consultations in New Delhi. The two sides commended friendly relations between the two countries and discussed ways to expand bilateral security cooperation. They also discussed ...

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Taliban have No Ambition for Universal Jihad out Beyond Afghanistan


The concocted “Islamic State” in Afghanistan is nothing but a splintered group of Taliban which has adopted the name. However, Afghan jihadists have no interest in according allegiance to Arab Islamists. The Taliban’s contention is over resources and power such as heroin trade and smuggling chains. Another such splinter group is Afghan al Qaeda, which also tantamount to being a ...

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Uprise of Hundreds of Local Pashtuns Against ISIS in Ningarhar


Hundreds of local Pashtun tribesmen have uprisen against ISIS in the Achin district of Ningarhar province in Eastern Afghanistan, which borders Pakistan. According to Haji Ghalib, the governor of Achin, 600 local Pashtun tribesmen are helping the Afghan security forces in the battle against ISIS. He added that initially there were some 1500 ISIS terrorists in the border district of ...

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Pakistan Used Militant Proxies To Counter India In Afghanistan: WikiLeaks


An email released by WikiLeaks reportedly from the hacked personal email account of the U.S’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief John Brennan indicates that Pakistan has used terrorists as proxies to counter India’s growing influence in Afghanistan. The document states: “Efforts in the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) have been challenged by Pakistan’s ambivalence toward, and perhaps outright support for, ...

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On Afghanistan, Obama’s Supporters And Detractors Not Whom You’d Expect


Aug. 12, 2012 – Shah Wali Kot, Kandahar, Afghanistan – US special force commandos provide security as troops off-load from a Black Hawk helicopter during a clearing operation August 12, 2012 in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (Credit Image: © Mc1 Martin Cuaron/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire) (Newscom TagID: zumaamericasthirteen716618.jpg) [Photo via Newscom] In response to what he ...

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