Category: Afghanistan

Pakistan’s foreign minister rules out military operations in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the country does not intend to carry out military operations inside Afghanistan. “We’re not interested in launching a cross-border operation, nor would we want to advocate for more military intervention after what we’ve already seen was the longest war,” Zardari told Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum […]

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Kabulov says US is using Afghanistan’s frozen reserves as a tool ‘to blackmail Kabul’

The “Anglo-Saxons” maintain contact with the armed opposition in Afghanistan and secretly sponsor Daesh, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Friday. “What’s worse is that apart from maintaining contact with the armed opposition in Afghanistan, the Anglo-Saxons secretly sponsor Islamic State (Daesh) members who are set not only against stability in our partner countries in Central […]

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IEA considers forming special unit for security of TAPI project

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) said on Saturday it is ready to form a special unit to safeguard the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. In a statement, the office of deputy prime minister for economic affairs, noted that TAPI as a significant regional economic project was initiated during the first rule of the IEA, but the American “occupation” of […]

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Tehreek I Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Rises In Afghanistan – OpEd

Tehreek Taliban Pakistan graduated Afghanistan’s first cohort of Manba-ul-Uloom students. There were 31 graduates in the initial group, with 17 specialising in advanced religious studies. The Manba-ul-Uloom was inaugurated in Kunar, Afghanistan, in May 2022. Tehreek Ul Madaras, an organisation of the Tehreek Taliban Pakistan, was in charge of the institution. Tehreek Taliban Pakistan’s education ministry currently has 6000 students […]

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Qatar’s foreign minister discusses Afghanistan with US Secretary of State

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani received a phone call from the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday and discussed a number of issues including Afghanistan. According to Qatar’s The Peninsula, the two politicians discussed bilateral cooperation relations and a number of regional and international issues, especially developments in Afghanistan. […]

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Afghanistan, Pakistan condemn burning of Holy Quran in Sweden

Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday added their voices to the growing condemnation of a far-right politician in Sweden for desecrating the Holy Quran, and called on Stockholm to take action to prevent such acts in the future. The Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), strongly condemned the burning and desecration of the Holy Quran and urged the […]

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Qatar to stand with Afghan women amid ‘irrational’ restrictions

Qatar has vowed to stand with Afghan women amid the “irrational” restrictions imposed on them by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Tuesday. In an interview with CNBC Middle East, Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar has been reaching out to the IEA government to understand the rationale behind the restrictive policies […]

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Pakistan, Afghanistan must work together to address terrorism: Zadari

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said that Pakistan will work with counterparts in the Afghanistan government to address the challenge of terrorism in the region. In an interview with Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera on Tuesday, the foreign minister said that Pakistan believes in a peaceful neighborhood. He said that it was decided by Pakistan’s civil and […]

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Muttaqi tells top UN envoy foreign community has done nothing to warrant a change in policy

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, said Wednesday the international community has not done anything to warrant him convincing the IEA leadership to change policies. Muttaqi made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammad and her delegation of top UN officials. Among the issues under discussion is […]

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Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban ‘fears’ ISIS threat from Pakistan

Taliban and Pakistan’s relationship are now on an edgy path. On one part Taliban felt threatened by Pakistan while on the other side, Islamabad faced severe repercussions for supporting the group Since it was formed after the partition of India in 1947, Pakistan has used its territory for fuelling cross-border terrorism against its eastern neighbour. Since then, Pakistan has supported […]

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