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Afghanistan

I left the country as I didn’t want any further bloodshed, Afghan’s President tells his nation

Afghan’s President Ashraf Ghani address to his nation after he fled to United Arab Emirates: ...

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joebiden

‘Stand behind my decision,’ says Biden on US withdrawal

US President Joe Biden said on Monday he stood “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw ...

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The ISI is the enemy of reconciliation between Pashtuns and the West

Benjamin Gilmour’s feature film Jirga remedies maladies of guilt with bravery and redemption.   It is ...

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Karzai supports Taliban leadership’s decision for ceasefire

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the announcement of ceasefire by the Taliban group ...

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Unprecedented protest in restive Afghan province pushes for peace

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — Hundreds of Afghan men and women are participating in an unprecedented ...

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Pak FM speculate new cold war between US and Russia in Afghanistan

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khwajah Asif speculates the start of a new cold war ...

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Karzai condemns Kunduz airstrike

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai “strongly” condemned the recent airstrike on the Dasht-e-Archi district in ...

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Afghanistan: IEC Chief confirms October date for Parliamentary Elections

KABUL: Afghanistan’s election authorities have set October 20 as the date for long-delayed legislative and ...

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Interviews

North Waziristan would be Constructed on the Basis of Modern Planning: Political Agent Kamran Afridi

Political Agent North Waziristan Agency Kamran Afridi in an Exclusive Interview with The Pashtun Times ...

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I intensely refuse to recognize the Durand Line: Begam Nasim Wali Khan

Interview with Begam Nasim Wali Khan on Pashtun National politics and Durand Line Begam Nasim ...

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a Project to Change Fortunes: Dr. Said Alam Mehsud

Exclusive interview with Dr. Said Alam Mehsud; Physician, Researcher and Leader of the Pashtunkhwa Ulasi ...

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The Durand Line can’t separate Afghans: Hamid Karzai in a historic interview with THE PASHTUN TIMES

  The Durand Line is not a claim but an aspiration and a historical right ...

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Afghanistan’s long tradition of cultural exchange – Interview with Nasruddin Saljuqi

On May 22, 2017, Pakistani band Khumariyaan performed to a packed theatre at Trinity College ...

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Causing destruction in Afghanistan won’t help Pakistan, former president of Afghanistan ‘Hamid Karzai’ talks to THE PASHTUN TIMES

Karzai said that the path to Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan is through friendship, brotherhood and ...

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Romania: Protest and Corruption. A young Romanian student discusses the conflict with Angelina

Protests in Romania: Alice Strete discusses with Angelina Merisi:  Alice, you are a young Romanian ...

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Fencing the Durand Line is no different than creating the Wall of Berlin: Hussain Haqqani 

“The Pashtuns of Pakistan and the Pashtuns of Afghanistan have not only ethnic kinship, but ...

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The Pashtun Times is a small effort by very clear headed individuals projecting the Pashtuns’ issues

The Pashtun Times is a small effort by very clear headed individuals projecting the Pashtuns’ ...

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England-based Pashtun doctor wishes to see his dream of Pashtunistan comes true in his lifetime

“Dr. Naseem, a Pashtunistan-lover says he must be buried in England instead of sending his ...

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‘Pakistan should apologize to Bangladesh for the horrific brutalities in 1971’

HEIDELBERG: Message of a Bengali student to Pakistan: “Pakistan should apologize to Bangladesh for the ...

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Pashtun News

Babarra Massacre haunts Pakistani state

Photo courtesy: ANP Peshawar: The 73 years old Khudai Khidmatgars massacre is haunting Jinnah’s Pakistan ...

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The ISI is the enemy of reconciliation between Pashtuns and the West

Benjamin Gilmour’s feature film Jirga remedies maladies of guilt with bravery and redemption.   It is ...

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‘Manzoor Pashteen is the voice of millions of Pashtuns’

  Speech at UN Office in Geneva by Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay: ”PTM, Pashtun Tahfuz ...

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PTM and restructuring established narrative

Micheal Foucault’s ‘Power-Knowledge’ thesis emphasizes an entrenched relation between power and knowledge. Neither power nor ...

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Transformation of social, political leadership in Pashtun society

The world has been changing fast, so does the Pashtun society. The transition from mundane ...

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The Pashtun Uprising: Thousands of Pashtuns rally in Pakistan against state sponsored terrorism

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Tens of thousands of ethnic Pashtuns — led by the young activist ...

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Has PTM taken the road less travelled by?

PESHAWAR: Removal of the chairman of the organising committee of the National Youth Organisation – ...

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Pakistan’s security establishment all out to undermine rightful Pashtuns’ rights movement

Crooked tribal chiefs of Mamandkhel tribe to hold “solidarity rally tomorrow Friday to undermine Pashtun ...

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Baloch News

‘Free Balochistan’ campaign in Switzerland irks Pakistan

GENEVA: Pakistan has urged the Swiss authorities to take action against “Free Balochistan” posters that ...

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Exiled Baloch leaders hail Trump’s Afghan strategy

WASHINGTON: Exiled leaders from Balochistan province have welcomed the Afghan strategy announced by US President ...

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On Being a Baloch- 26 August, 2006

‘I have been a Baloch for several centuries. I have been a muslim for 1400 ...

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Baloch-Americans demand sanctions against Pakistan

KABUL: The Baloch-Americans during an event, joined by a large number of Afghans have appealed ...

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Taliban

Pakistan has arrested senior Taliban leaders, claims Mullah Zaeef

Taliban’s former Ambassador to Pakistan Mullah Adul Salam Zaeef has claimed that Pakistan has detained ...

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Taliban announce stout support for TAPI gas pipeline project

KABUL: The Taliban on Friday announced stout support for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project, hailing it as ...

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A book review: My life with the Taliban

“My Life With The Taliban” A Book Review by Zahid Khattak Abdus Salam Zaeef, a ...

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US sanctions 6 Taliban and Haqqani network financiers and facilitators

KABUL: The United States Department of Treasury on Thursday announced that six individuals supporting the ...

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Daesh/ISIS

German runaway girl who converted to Islam found in Iraq

BERLIN: A German girl who ran away from home shortly after converting to Islam has ...

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US drops its largest bomb on Daesh caves in Nangarhar

WASHINGOTN: US forces dropped a huge GBU-43 bomb on a series of caves fighters loyal ...

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ISIS in Afghanistan release new distressing execution photos

KABUL: The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have ...

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4 ISIS militants hailing from Pakistani and Tajikistan killed in Nangarhar

KABUL: Four foreign loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group ...

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Showbiz

The ISI is the enemy of reconciliation between Pashtuns and the West

Benjamin Gilmour’s feature film Jirga remedies maladies of guilt with bravery and redemption.   It is ...

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Angelina Jolie’s animated film about Afghan girl nominated for Oscar award

An animated film produced by Angelina Jolie depicting the life of a young Afghan has ...

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Theatre actor Sumbul Khan shot dead in Mardan

PAKISTAN: A female actor based in Mardan was shot dead on Saturday. According to local ...

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Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide

The actress who committed suicide in 2013 left a note, in which she blamed Sooraj ...

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Sports

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan to play for Sussex Sharks in T20 Blast

KABUL: After outstanding performances in a number of Twenty20 cricket leagues during the recent years, ...

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Afghans in semis, eliminate Kiwis from U-19 World Cup

KABUL: Afghanistan eliminated New Zealand from the ICC U-19 World Cup, notching up a massive ...

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Tennis Training

A tennis training program has to meet the demands of an all-round physically challenging, individual ...

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Associate Cricketer of the Year – Rashid Khan

KABUL: Afghanistan’s 19-year-old leg-spinner capped an exceptional, wicket-laden year with the prestigious Associate Cricketer of ...

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Health

Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims come together to save Kamran’s life

The story is irrespective of race, colour, creed or religion, The message it gives says ...

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Peshawar doctors perform surgery to remove 22 metal, glass objects from woman’s stomach

Objects removed from the patient’s stomach include long metal nails, hair clips and pieces of ...

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Private hospitals lay off staff as flow of Afghan patients drops

PESHAWAR: The private hospitals have started to lay off employees after decrease in number of ...

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Surgeons save Brazilian man’s hand from amputation by sewing it into his stomach

Brazilian man’s hand was saved from amputation by ingenious surgeons who put it inside a ...

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Education

Save the Children calls for end corporal punishment at school, after death of a student

KABUL: Save the Children, an organization active in protecting children urged the Afghan government to ...

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Today’s girls, tomorrow’s leaders: Opinion

Happy International Day of the Girl to all girls around the world, especially to the ...

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Peshawar University to set up refugee study centre

PESHAWAR: The University of Peshawar, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, ...

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Politics has no room in universities, says president Ghani

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday stressed the need for fundamental changes in the higher education system, ...

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Local News

IJT, Pakhtun students clash at Peshawar’s Islamia College University

PESHAWAR: At least two students were injured and 12 arrested on Tuesday after clash between ...

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Musician wants to save rabab from extinction

Mutrib Mashukhel sets up academy to impart training of string instrument Mutrib Mashukhel plays rabab ...

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Political novice to become Tamil Nadu CM

CHENNAI: A former video cassette seller with close ties to Tamil Nadu’s late leader will ...

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