Pakistan Alone Can’t Push Afghan Taliban Into Peace Talks With Kabul

JUL 7, 2018: This week U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, Alice Wells, met with Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials in Islamabad and Rawalpindi with a heavy agenda — Afghanistan topped the list. While Islamabad has urged the Taliban to accept the Afghan government’s unconditional offer of peace talks, it […]

ISIS Car Bomb Kills 26 As Taliban, Afghan Forces Hug, Take Selfies; Ceasefire Holds

Islamic State claims responsibility for the suicide bombing Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban JUN 16, 2018: At least 26 people were killed by a car bomb blast Saturday at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in Nangarhar province celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire announced by both sides during Eid. Dozens of […]

Pakistani Prime Minister in Afghanistan to Ease Tensions, Reduce ‘Mistrust’, Talk Trade and Connectivity

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will share evidence of cross-border terrorism with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his visit to Kabul Friday, report The Nation citing diplomatic sources. (PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s prime minister is in Afghanistan for a day-long visit many see as an effort to ease strained relations between the two neighbors and revive […]