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03.05.2018

Malalai Joya: I have to spread the truth about Afghanistan and awaken the consciousness of people

Malalai Joya: I have to spread the truth about Afghanistan and awaken the consciousness of people

Malalai Joya is an Afghan politician, activist and writer. As an elected Member of Parliament, on December 17, 2003 in the Loya Jirga assembly, she denounced the presence of people she called “warlords and war criminals” in Parliament. Since then she has suffered attacks and death threats, so much that… »

18.07.2015

Taliban eager to participate in a peace process for Afghanistan

Taliban eager to participate in a peace process for Afghanistan

The Taliban in both Afghanistan and Pakistan are now ready to bring peace in their regions. The former premier and Taliban apex leader Mollah Omar’s spokesperson said this on the eve of Eid festivities. Congratulating this gesture from the Taliban side, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said this step would usher… »

25.02.2014

Shadow or Reality: War in North Wazirstan

Shadow or Reality: War in North Wazirstan

Dialogues, arguments, speeches, newspaper articles and street demonstrations were all in favour of the Pakistan army to initiate full operations in North Wazirstan to demolish the Taliban in Pakistan for ever. North Wazirstan, a stretch of 72 kilometers of rough and tough mountains – a total area of 4,707 square… »

10.02.2014

Pakistan report: Negotiations and Drones

Pakistan report: Negotiations and Drones

One of the top stories covered and highlighted by print and electronic media in Pakistan this past week was the negotiations between Thereek-e-Taliban and the Pakistan Committee in transition. One of the members of the Taliban Negotiation Committee, Lal Masjid Khateeb and a member of the Taliban-nominated committee Maulana Abdul… »

20.06.2013

Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights

Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights

Human rights, including women’s rights, must be integral to any peace deal with the Taliban said Amnesty International today as the USA announced that it was to start direct peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban armed group. The call comes as Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai announced that his country would boycott… »

15.09.2012

US deploys forces as deadly Muslim anger spreads

US deploys forces as deadly Muslim anger spreads

Washington said it was deploying forces to cope with violence in as many as 18 different locations as deadly Muslim anger spreads over a US-made movie that mocks Islam. Two US marines were killed in Afghanistan when insurgents armed with guns and rockets stormed a heavily fortified air base late… »

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