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Pakistan pledges citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees

PM Imran Khan announces citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced granting citizenship right to the children of Bengalis and Afghan refugees born in Pakistan, home to the world’s second-largest refugee population. Khan said the government will issue national identity cards and passports to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “Afghans whose children have been raised and ... Read More »

Iran’s Chief of Staff meeting visiting Afghan Defence Minister

TEHRAN — The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted on May 13 as saying that “Iran has spared no effort to help the security of Afghanistan.” Iran’s Major General Mohammad Bagheri made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Afghanistan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami in Tehran on Sunday morning. The Chief of Staff ... Read More »

Can Turkey position itself as the most effective mediator in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani — Turkey’s role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed. On January 14, Afghan government representatives and officials from the Taliban’s Qatar office met in Turkey to discuss mechanisms for initiating a peace process in Afghanistan. These talks occurred in ... Read More »

India promoting Israeli defence, other products in Afghanistan, BD and Myanmar

India serving as a ling between Israeli and Afghan business companies BEIRUT — The Israeli prime minister has endorsed an Indian request to accord license to Indian companies to re-market Israeli weapons to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar. During his last visit to India Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Afghan former ... Read More »

Chinese expert warns India’s interventionist policy causing unrest in Maldives, region

SHANGHAI (PPA) — A senior Chinese expert on South Asia affairs has warned that India’s continued quest for interference in neighbor country’s internal affairs have caused political crisis in Maldives. Writing in Global Times on February 9, 2018, Chen Xizhong, a member with the Chinese Association for South Asian Studies suggested that India was trying to maintain its grip over ... Read More »

Despite Pak-Afghan tense ties, Pakistan extends deadline for Afghan refugees

Pakistan complains the large numbers of refugees are a burden and militants could hide among them Pakistan’s government has extended the stay of Afghan refugees in the country for 60 days, dispelling fears that a large-scale repatriation back to violence plagued Afghanistan was imminent. According to Pakistani officials the federal cabinet gave 60 day extension in the Proof of Registration ... Read More »

Afghan President refuses condolence call from PM Khaqan Abbasi

Afghan President refuses condolence call from PM Khaqan Abbasi

This comes after Kabul was hit by a spate of deadly attacks in the past 10 days President Ashraf Ghani would not take a phone call from Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who had phoned in connection with the spate of recent attacks in Afghanistan. A credible source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News that the Pakistan prime minister sought ... Read More »

US suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

US will also continue to suspend $255 million in foreign military financing The United States suspended at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. The U.S. State Department announced the decision, saying it reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not done more against ... Read More »

Pakistan summons US ambassador in protest after Trump’s ‘lies and deceit’ tweet

Pakistan summons US ambassador in protest after Trump's 'lies and deceit' tweet

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador David Hale in a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump angry tweet on Islamabad with threats to cut aid over “lies” about militancy. Ambassador David Hale was asked to go to the foreign office in the Pakistani capital on Monday night after Islamabad ... Read More »

Pakistan, China explore Afghanistan inclusion in CPEC

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers discuss ways to encourage economic and security cooperation Pakistan and China will look at extending the $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. Speaking after the first trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Wang said China hoped the economic corridor could ... Read More »

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