Category: South East Asia

Afghan acting FM heads to Doha for talks with US

Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), on Tuesday left Kabul for Doha for talks with US officials. Officials from the ministry of finance and Da Afghanistan Bank, the country’s central, bank is accompanying Muttaqi in the visit. Hafiz Zia Ahmad, deputy spokesman for the Afghan foreign ministry, said that the delegation will meet […]

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Russia working on IEA ties, Putin says in Tajikistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Moscow is trying to build relations with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA). Putin, during his visit to Tajikistan, also said Russia wants to see all ethnic groups in Afghanistan take part in running the country. “We are doing everything so that the situation in that country normalizes,” Putin said in Dushanbe, the […]

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Two political figures and one doctor return to country

Following the efforts of the Contact Commission with Afghan Personalities, Hasibullah Kalimzai, a former Senate member, General Habibullah Ahmadzai, an ex-advisor to President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Wardak, one of the country’s medical specialists, returned to Afghanistan on Wednesday. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) leaders said Wednesday that attempts are underway to make many other political figures return home. […]

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IEA, US meet in Doha to discuss freeing of Afghanistan’s frozen assets

A senior Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) delegation, led by Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, headed to Qatar on Wednesday to hold talks with US officials to release some of the $9 billion of frozen reserves. According to a Washington Post report, US officials have tried to set up a system for assets to be managed, while simultaneously erecting safeguards […]

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Indian Nuclear Missile Proliferation: Effect On South Asian Strategic Stability

The nuclear capability of Pakistan is purely security based and depends upon the changing technological developments in the region. Pakistan maintains a posture of credible minimum deterrence and ensures strategic stability in the region. However, India continually pushes Pakistan towards arms race, by the development and induction of new aggressive technology, and incorporation of offensive doctrines. The proliferation of supersonic […]

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Pakistan Aid To Afghanistan Post-Earthquake

After US withdrawal, Afghanistan’s economy was crippled and the new regime of Afghan Taliban strived to revive the depressed economy with limited resources. Immediately, Taliban regime called international community for aid but in vain and in that situation Pakistan took initiative and facilitated its Afghan brothers with every possibility and help to make Afghanistan stand on its feet. Pakistan is […]

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China’s Venture In Pakistan Through CPEC: A Debt Trap Or Game Changer For Balochistan?

China-Pakistan are strategic allies, their friendship is taken as deeper than the Ocean and higher than the Mountains. Since the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, it has been remained the center of gravity among Asian analysts. Exponents of this project in China and Pakistan viewed CPEC as a “game changer” that will reshape the economic geography of the region. However, […]

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India: Red Spread In Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh

On June 20, 2022, three Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres, identified as Nagesh aka Raju Tulavi (40), Manoj (25) and a woman Maoist, Rame (26), were killed by a team of 50 personnel of the Hawk Force [the special anti-Naxal Force of the Madhya Pradesh (MP) Police], in an encounter in the Lodhangi Forest area under Bahela Police Station […]

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Role of provinces to be restored to curb extremism, Pakistan PM says

Islamabad: Pakistan’s prime minister has said that the role of provincial governments in the implementation of the National Action Plan would be restored to combat terrorism. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said there had been a surge in terror incidents in Pakistan during the last four years as the role of provinces in implementing a comprehensive 20-point plan to counter extremism […]

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Pakistan: Land Of ‘Disappearances’ And ‘Reappearances’

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 definite link to sensitive issues, mostly those related to terrorism. For example, despite New Delhi providing Islamabad with his exact whereabouts in Karachi, Islamabad kept denying that 1993 […]

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