Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Afghanistan

Pakistan still not doing enough to fight terror, top US official says before meeting Imran

Secretary of State Pompeo says Islamabad needs to do more before Washington can consider resuming security assistance.

Jalaluddin Haqqani played all sides in the Great Game of Afghanistan

The US, which named the Haqqani Network as a terror group, is now circling back into the Af-Pak arena, hoping to end its longest war.

India, China & Turkey may continue to buy Iranian oil even after US sanctions

With sanctions to resume in November, Iran may resort to bartering and smuggling to keep its oil exports to almost 800,000 barrels a day. 

Trump shows interest in private firm’s idea of privatising the war in Afghanistan

Profit making motives will subsume national strategic objectives if the Afghanistan war and the US fighting forces are privatised.

Afghan peace talks: Modi is myopic if he thinks he can use Russia to checkmate US

That Delhi would make such a thoughtless move before 2+2 foreign and defence minister-level talks with US beats comprehension. 

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wants uninterrupted dialogue with India

Qureshi said that Pakistan and India 'have no other option but to engage.

Indian and Pakistani doctors join hands to give new lease of life to 3-year-old Afghan girl

Pakistani doctor sponsored the liver transplant of 3-year-old Hadia Nesari at Apollo Hospital, Delhi.

The German envoy who is on a mission to make Pakistan look like Disneyland

Former footballer hits back over moral policing, and media criticism for Imran Khan coverage.

Bangladeshis top the list of foreigners visiting India for medical tourism

More than 2 lakh Bangladeshi tourists came to India in 2017 followed by 55,681 from Afghanistan and 47,640 from Iraq, says tourism minister.

The Trump Organization struck a deal with Indians in the US, and the Afghan VP returns

Iran and US presidents in war of words, and Cuba's constitution goes east on Communism. Trump family's only hotel deal since 2016 election is with...

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.