Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Afghanistan

When Pakistan govt said it’ll protest US drone strikes on Pashtuns and then ignore it

In The Pashtuns, Tilak Devasher talks about Pakistan's adoption of a duplicitous policy on the drones campaign by the US.

SubscriberWrites: From Afghanistan to Ukraine, USA’s great game involves using countries as medical rats

Who helped Hitler become Hitler? What compelled the USSR to invade Afghanistan? And who is currently using Taiwan to irritate China? There's a clear answer, writes Ashish Agnihotri.

New book explores history of Pashtuns, the ethnic group ‘without a country of their own’

Published by HarperCollins, ‘The Pashtuns: A Contested History' by Tilak Devasher will be released on 27 September on Softcover on ThePrint’s Softcover.

‘Sin under Islam,’ Taliban bans women students from taking videos, photos on university campus

Afghanistan journalist Bilal Sarwary has argued that the Taliban’s latest diktat against women, linking photography to Islam, was without evidence.

US sets up fund to use $3.5 bn frozen assets ‘for stability of Afghan economy’

A total of $7 billion in Afghan assets were frozen in the US last year after the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan.

Issue of legitimacy, international recognition — why Taliban was not invited to SCO summit

Rakhmatulla Nurimbetov, Uzbekistan's national coordinator of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation said 'Afghanistan not (being) present in meeting does not mean their issues will not get priority'.

Boys didn’t play well – As Pakistanis blame Afghans, they forget role in Taliban rise

That cricket is not a gentleman’s game was clear during the Pakistan-Afghanistan Asia Cup match. But now there is complete denial.

Taliban won’t last long like last time, resistance on the rise, says Afghan ex-minister Balkhi

Mirwais Balkhi, former education minister & diplomat, says Taliban 'gradually ruining country’s education ecosystem', is facing resistance from women and ethnic, religious groups.

As floods in Pakistan inundate farms and cities, country staring at major food crisis

The country was already struggling due to rising food prices before the floods because of Russia-Ukraine war. Now, the UN food aid to Afghanistan, transported through Pakistan, could get affected.

Is Pakistan the bad boy of South Asia? Its military Deep State hurts neighbours

With foreign debts, a long-due apology to Bangladesh, and a wrinkled relationship with Kabul adding to its problems, Pakistan's giving South Asia a hard time.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.