Tag: Afghanistan

Growth versus high discount rate

Pakistan will experience the lowest growth rate in the region in fiscal year 2020 (ending 30 June 2020) at 2.4 percent, lower than Afghanistan's 3...

US Defense Secretary Esper in Kabul on unannounced visit

US Defense Secretary arrives in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Esper is due to meet with key leaders and receive an operational update. KABUL: US...

EU calls for Afghanistan ceasefire

EU calls for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in talks between the US and Taliban. Donald Trump declared talks with the insurgents...

29 dead as bomb explodes inside mosque in Kabul

Explosion happened inside a mosque in Haska Mena district. More than 100 people suffered injuries in the incident. No militant group has claimed responsibility...

Afghan statement on Peshawar market issue distorted, misleading: FO

Foreign Office spokesman says market issue was between a private citizen and a purported bank from Afghanistan. Foreign Office says we reject any comments...

Afghan generation knows only conflict as war turns 18

Afghanistan's war cost 13-year-old shoe shiner Hameedullah his education. Peace is like a dream to us in Afghanistan," said Mohammad Mobin, a 17-year-old Kabul...

Several Taliban members released in exchange of abducted Indian engineers

The Indians released were part of a group of seven engineers that were kidnapped more than a year ago. The deal was the outcome...

Pakistan committed to peace in region: Qureshi

Qureshi says peace in Afghanistan is important for regional peace. Qureshi says nine sessions are held between USA and Afghan Taliban's political commission. Qureshi...

Afghans vote in presidential election amid deadly violence

Afghans voted in presidential elections amid tight security. Authorities placed Kabul under partial lockdown, flooding streets with troops and banning trucks. Officials say five...

Pakistan opens major terminals along Pak-Afghan border on neighbor’s request

Pakistan had decided to close all passage way and cargo terminals of Pak-Afghan border. Fourth presidential election are being held in Afghanistan today. Pakistan has decided...