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Salman Rafi Sheikh

Salman Rafi Sheikh

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Taliban’s mirror image TTP raising hell in Pakistan

Tehreek-e-Taliban fighters in a file photo at an undisclosed location. The terror outfit is ramping up attacks in Pakistan. Photo: Facebook / Dawn...

Why China, Russia and US won’t save the Taliban

Afghan refugees trying to make their way to Europe. Photo: AFP With nearly half of the Afghan population facing famine as the war-torn nation&rsq...

The Taliban’s unconvincing war on ISIS-K

A Taliban fighter watches the Twenty20 cricket trial match being played between two Afghan teams 'Peace Defenders' and 'Peace Heroes' at the Kabul I...

Taliban teetering on verge of economic collapse

Ever since the Taliban’s military takeover of Kabul, the Afghan economy has gone from bad to worse and could now be headed for a total collapse...

China looks to Tajiks to spy Afghan terror risks

A Tajik frontier guard soldier patrols the border Pyandj river at the Afghan border not far from the town of Pyandj some 220 kilometers from Dushanb...

Taliban tells China what it wants to hear on ETIM

A demonstrator wearing a mask painted with the colors of the flag of East Turkestan supported by the ETIM takes part in a protest by supporters of t...

Biden faces stay or go dilemma in Afghanistan

As new US President Joe Biden works to undo many of his predecessor Donald Trump’s foreign policies and legacies, the outgoing administration&rs...

Rajapaksas marching Sri Lanka towards military rule

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  Even at the height of the Sri Lankan state’s armed conflict with the rebel Liberation Tigers...

Factors that’ll shape Pak-US ties under Biden

Caption The ascendance of Joe Biden to the Presidency of the US is being seen as a watershed, expected to produce some significant changes in US...

Biden’s foreign policy will be different except vis-à-vis...

Joe Biden With Joe Biden likely to become the next US President, the question what concrete changes he will make in America’s foreign polic...

Why Abdullah Abdullah visited Pakistan and India?

Abdullah Abdullah talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan When Abdullah Abdullah recently visited Pakistan and India, the impression was that he,...

Loss of Farzad–B is a major strategic setback to India

India’s loss of the Farzad-B gas field in Iran is among major strategic setbacks that New Delhi has experienced under the Modi government.&nbs...

PAKISTAN URGES UN TO ENSURE 'FULL IMPLEMENTATION' OF KASHM...

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United Nations to exercise its legal and political authority to ensure full implementation of its...

Pakistan government is ‘between the devil and the deep blu...

Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan talks about continuously rising remittances the country has bee...

Afghanistan: Forging peace beyond the peace process

While the ‘intra-Afghan’ negotiations are on in Afghanistan, the Taliban have been busy making separate deals, both with State and non-sta...

Why Pakistan has to engage the Kabul regime both now and p...

Abdullah Abdullah (L), Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, meets with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Islamab...

The Abraham Accords have put Pakistan in a foreign policy...

The question of recognizing Israel and normalizing relations have certainly brought a fundamental shift in the way the ‘Muslim world’ on...

Odds remain against India in Afghanistan

Village elders meeting in Marja, in March 2010. Photo: The New York Times Despite India’s hurried participation in the recently started i...

How a Pak-China front is adding to India’s Kashmir woes

The fact that the UNSC does not recognize India’s claims is evident from the way it continues to maintain its direct presence in the “...

Pak-US ties remain under the shadow of ‘terrorism’

Pakistan and the US continue to cooperate in Afghanistan to bring about a political settlement and end the US’ longest war. But such cooperati...