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AFGHANISTAN IN FOCUS – PART ONE: ‘THE GREAT GAME’ AND THE SAUR REVOLUTION

A quick Google Images search with the word Afghanistan will immediately yield results of unexploded bombs, local armed groups, foreign soldiers and/or maps that help us locate where the latest catastrophe mentioned in the news occurred. 18 years of continuous war with the United States adds to the internal complexities of the country, complexities that we can trace from the Soviet Union’s intervention in the country that began 40 years ago and would last for ten.

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Afghanistan in Focus: Decline of US Hegemony and the emergence of the multipolar world order – An Introduction

The strategic location of Afghanistan at the foot of the Hindu Kush and being the entry point that connects Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East together, has meant the country has always been the centre of imperial conquest and rivalry. Despite many great empires reaching Afghanistan, including the Persians, Greeks, British, Russians and Americans, all have struggled or failed to subjugate the Afghans, giving the country a fierce reputation as being “unconquerable.“

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PRESIDENT ERDOGAN SPEAKS TO PM KHAN

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called Prime Minister Imran Khan via telephone and discussed matters related to bilateral relations and regional issues with him. PM Imran Khan briefed the Turkish president of the current situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. They also discussed the Afghan crisis. Pakistani PM assured Erdogan of his full support for peace […]

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TALIBAN ATTEMPTED TO SEIZE BALA MURGHAB DISTRICT IN AFGHANISTAN

At least 20 Afghan soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting for control of a strategic district in northwest Badghis province. Afghan government forces, backed by US-led war planes, are fighting to prevent Taliban insurgents from seizing Bala Murghab district. Taliban said that its fighters have seized five checkpoints and captured 16 Afghan soldiers. The […]

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US MADE A LOT OF GREAT STRIDES RECENTLY IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYS TRUMP

President Donald Trump has said that the US has made a lot of great strides recently in Afghanistan. Talking to media at the Whitehouse, Trump said that a lot of positive things are happening in the right direction. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, US Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with NATO framework nations’ Ambassadors in Kabul to discuss […]

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52 INSURGENTS, GOVT. SOLDIERS KILLED IN LATEST FIGHTING

At least fifty-two insurgents and Afghan security personnel have been killed in the latest fighting across Afghanistan. The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said that forty insurgents were killed in a ground operation in north-western Badghis province. Taliban said that 12 Afghan soldiers were killed during clashes in central Maidan Wardak, eastern Nangarhar and northern […]

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INSURGENTS KILLED IN US AIR STRIKES

At least seventy-two insurgents and Afghan soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting. The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said that sixty-three insurgents were killed in US-led air strikes across Afghanistan. Taliban said that nine Afghan soldiers were killed in attacks in eastern Nangarhar and western Badghis provinces. Please follow and like us:

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PEACE DEAL MUST GUARANTEE TERROR-FREE AFGHANISTAN: KHALILZAD

The US has reiterated the need for a comprehensive peace agreement to rid Afghanistan of terrorism. Citing a recent ISIS mortar attack on civilians in Kabul, US Special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said that a peace deal with Taliban must guarantee a terrorism-free Afghanistan in future. Please follow and like us:

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US CLAIMS CEASEFIRE, INTRA-AFGHAN TALKS ARE ON THE TABLE

Taliban has reiterated that ongoing peace talks with the US in Doha are focused on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement, said that US and Taliban negotiators are also discussing how to prevent future attacks on other countries from Afghanistan. This follows claims by US special envoy […]

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18 TALIBAN FIGHTERS KILLED IN OPERATIONS

At least 18 Taliban fighters have been killed in nationwide operations by Afghan security forces. The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said that seven insurgents were killed in the largest engagement, in western Farah province. It said that four more Taliban fighters were killed in a ground operation in southern Helmand province. The Defence Ministry […]

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