Latest on TVI

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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 »

India is buying more Mi-35 gunships for the Afghan forces

The proposal comes after a request from the Afghan government The government of India is mulling to buy more Mi-35 gunship helicopters for the Afghan Air Force in a bid to bolster the fighting the capability of the Afghan national defense and security forces. The decision comes after a formal request from the Afghan Govt including during a visit to Delhi ... Read More »

James Mattis arrives in Pakistan to hold meetings with civil, military leadership

James Mattis arrives in Pakistan to hold meetings with civil, military leadership

US defence secretary to discuss regional security, peace, bilateral issues and the Afghan conflict United States Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a day-long visit. He was received by senior Pakistani officials and US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale at Nur Khan Airbase, Chaklala. On Monday, James Mattis held a high-level meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, ... Read More »

Copyright © 2018 TVI