Pakistan fails to put pressure on Haqqani Network complains US Gen.John Nicholson

Pakistan fails to put pressure on Haqqani Network complains US Gen.John Nicholson

Kabul, September 27 (NIA): The commander of the US-led international forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson has agreed with the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter who had said earlier that Pakistan did not put pressure on the terrorist Haqqani Network to abandon terrorist activities against the Afghan government and security forces. In a briefing to the US Department of...

US presses Pakistan to “decisively” stop cross-border terrorism

US presses Pakistan to “decisively” stop cross-border terrorism

  Washington, September 16 (NIA): The United States reminded Pakistan on Thursday, that its struggle with terrorism will not come to an end until it makes a decisive shift in its policy of tolerance towards externally-focused groups. Richard Olson, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Obama administration had also conveyed this...

Afghanistan close to signing agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Afghanistan close to signing agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Kabul, September 16 (NIA): Afghanistan is close to signing a peace agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, AFP quoted President Ashraf Ghani as saying here on September 12. It will be a landmark accord that could pave the way for the notorious warlord's political return after years in hiding. Hekmatyar, who heads the now largely dormant Hezb-i-Islami militant group, is the latest...

India-Afghanistan Joint Statement issued after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi on September 14 and 15, 2016

India-Afghanistan Joint Statement issued after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi on September 14 and 15, 2016

At the end of the visit of the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to New Delhi on September 15, India and Afghanistan issued a joint statement in which they expressed concern at the continued use of terrorism and violence in the region for achieving political objectives. They also agreed that this phenomenon presents the single biggest threat to peace, stability and...

Modi-Ghani talks center on combating cross-border terrorism and economic ties between India and Afghanistan

Modi-Ghani talks center on combating cross-border terrorism and economic ties between India and Afghanistan

New Delhi September 14 (NIA): Wednesday’s talks between visiting Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi centered on combating cross-border terrorism and economic ties between the two countries. AP reports that Modi and Ahmadzai (also referred to as Ghani) called for an end to all sponsorship, support and sanctuaries to militants, including those who have committed...

Afghans yearn for democracy at all levels

Afghans yearn for democracy at all levels

Kabul, August 24 (NIA): The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) on Tuesday released a survey, in which 51 percent of the people interviewed had said they want Afghanistan to switch over to the parliamentary system. The survey had interviewed 34 law experts and Members of Parliament and got 800 responses from the public through a questionnaire sent to ten...

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