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  • Pakistan: Land Of ‘Disappearances’ And ‘Reappearances’Pakistan: Land Of ‘Disappearances’ And ‘Reappearances’
    June 29, 2022
    Pakistan is a strange land where people seem to be ‘appearing’, ‘disappearing’ and ‘reappearing’ all the time. While this strange occurrence follows no discernable pattern, but it does appear to have a
  • Moscow May Create An ‘Alternative Arctic Council With China As MemberMoscow May Create An ‘Alternative Arctic Council With China As Member
    June 29, 2022
    Now that the seven other members are continuing to meet as the Arctic Council but without the presence of a Russian representative who according to its bylaws is chairman in office until next year, Moscow may choose to
  • Afghan Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul Freed From Guantánamo, Where 36 Men Now Remain, 20 Approved For ReleaseAfghan Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul Freed From Guantánamo, Where 36 Men Now Remain, 20 Approved For Release
    June 29, 2022
    Good news from Guantánamo, where the prison’s population has dropped to 36 with the release of the Afghan prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul. In a deal negotiated with the ruling Taliban government in Afghanistan, Gul was
  • Apprehensions Over India’s Agnipath SchemeApprehensions Over India’s Agnipath Scheme
    June 28, 2022
    In a highly controversial decision, Indian authorities launched Agnipath Recruitment Scheme to induct youngsters into the tri-services for a short term. The scheme has already stimulated mass protests across India by
  • The Quad And ASEAN: Where To Next?The Quad And ASEAN: Where To Next?
    June 28, 2022
    With their fourth leaders’ meeting in May 2022, the Quad has come a long way since senior officials from Australia, India, Japan and the United States first convened on the sidelines of ASEAN-led summits five years
  • Indo-US Moves To Strengthen Presence In Sri LankaIndo-US Moves To Strengthen Presence In Sri Lanka
    June 28, 2022
    The flying visit of a team of top Indian officials headed by Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra on Thursday, indicates New Delhi’s wish not only to be the “first responder” to any crisis in the neighborhood but also
  • Ahead of Loya Jirga, Polytechnic University closedAhead of Loya Jirga, Polytechnic University closed
    June 28, 2022
    With the Loya Jirga set to convene, the Kabul Polytechnic University announced on Sunday its closure until July 3. The closure was announced in a statement on the official page of the university, with the stump and
  • India sends Afghanistan more wheat via PakistanIndia sends Afghanistan more wheat via Pakistan
    June 28, 2022
    India has dispatched a new shipment of 3,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan through the Pakistani land route, says a media report. With the latest shipment, India has completed sending 33,500 metric tonnes of
  • Return Afghan assets ASAP, China asks USReturn Afghan assets ASAP, China asks US
    June 26, 2022
    China’s permanent representative to the United Nations has again asked the US to immediately return Afghanistan its foreign assets. Zhang Jun, addressing a UN Security Council session, lamented that no progress had
  • India quietly reopens its embassy in KabulIndia quietly reopens its embassy in Kabul
    June 26, 2022
    India has reopened its embassy in Kabul following the arrival of a “technical team” in Afghanistan’s capital. The Indian embassy in Kabul was shut down almost 10 months ago in the wake of the Taliban’s quick
 

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Pakistan: Land Of ‘Disappearances’ And ‘Reappearances’

Pakistan: Land Of ‘Disappearances’ And ‘Reappearances’

June 29, 2022 at 4:19 am

Pakistan is a strange land where people seem to be ‘appearing’, ‘disappearing’ and ‘reappearing’ all the time. While this strange occurrence follows no discernable...

Afghanistan »

Afghan Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul Freed From Guantánamo, Where 36 Men Now Remain, 20 Approved For Release

Afghan Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul Freed From Guantánamo, Where 36 Men Now Remain, 20 Approved For Release

June 29, 2022 at 4:18 am

Good news from Guantánamo, where the prison’s population has dropped to 36 with the release of the Afghan prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul. In a deal negotiated with the...

India »

Apprehensions Over India’s Agnipath Scheme

Apprehensions Over India’s Agnipath Scheme

June 28, 2022 at 4:11 am

In a highly controversial decision, Indian authorities launched Agnipath Recruitment Scheme to induct youngsters into the tri-services for a short term. The scheme has already...

Pakistan »

Pakistan: Land Of ‘Disappearances’ And ‘Reappearances’

Pakistan: Land Of ‘Disappearances’ And ‘Reappearances’

June 29, 2022 at 4:19 am

Pakistan is a strange land where people seem to be ‘appearing’, ‘disappearing’ and ‘reappearing’ all the time. While this strange occurrence follows no discernable...