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Afghanistan: Women are Struggling to Find Their Next Meal under Taliban

Jamila*, a widow living in Herat, lost her husband in a suicide attack about eight years ago. She has an 18-year-old daughter who is...

Ambassador Munir Akram Apologizes over Remarks about Pashtuns

Pakistan's permanent representative at the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram has tendered a public apology over his racist and xenophobic remarks against Pashtuns at...

Afghan Who Escaped War in Afghanistan Shot Dead in North Carolina

An Afghan national who once helped the American forces in Afghanistan and fled his country fearing Taliban repression was shot dead in Durham, North...

Over $10b Raised as Pakistan Struggles to Recover from 2022 Floods

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0wizcTGds] International donors on January 9 committed over $10 billion to help Pakistan recover from ruinous floods last year, exceeding its external financing goals...

Pakistan Tops List of Countries at Risk of Violence: US Think-tank Report

This is the third year in a row that Pakistan has been put at the top of the list of 162 countries facing the highest risk of mass killings.

Pakistan’s Troubled Ties with the Taliban

Pakistan must continue to treat Afghanistan as a policy priority, despite its internal issues. It must also convince the international community of its commitment to peace in Afghanistan and continue to fight for humanitarian assistance to be given to Afghanistan.

Decades on, Pakistan is Still Seeking a Kabul River Agreement

The absence of a functioning government in upstream Afghanistan has hampered treaty efforts for the major Indus tributary.

Afghanistan’s Former Finance Minister Driving Uber in His New Life in the U.S.: WP

Payenda, 40, resigned as finance minister a week before the Taliban seized Kabul, when then-President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country and lives in the United Arab Emirates now, lashed out at him in a public meeting and then privately upbraided him over his ministry’s failure to make a relatively small payment to a Lebanese company.

How Biden’s Decision Will Contribute to Afghan State’s Collapse

President Biden can change the course of history by amending his executive order so as to keep Afghanistan's assets untouched, faciliate infusion of cash into its economy and continue with the good policy of sending humanitarian aid to one of the wold's poorest counntries.

Western Allegiance to Majoritarian Rule on Trial

Will the West sanction Afghanistan even if the Taliban and other stakeholders manage to cobble together a mutually inclusive and acceptable government comprising representatives of women and all ethnic groups from across Afghanistan?

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