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Last updated: Jan 19 2017 18:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Donald Trump has barely said a word about America's longest war. Should Afghanistan be worried? 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Donald Trump has minced few words about his plans to  build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and  end the threat from Islamic State extremists.

But the president-elect has been virtually silent on his plans when it comes to Afghanistan, home to America’s longest war.

With 8,400 U.S. troops leading...

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Stop blaming Pak, review fragmented approach to Taliban peace talks: Aziz tells Kabul 19.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Stop blaming Pak, review fragmented approach to Taliban peace talks: Aziz tells Kabul
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In Afghanistan, Trump will inherit a costly stalemate and few solutions 19.1.2017 Washington Post
The president-elect has said he would stay in the country, but ‘hate doing it. I hate doing it so much.’
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Afghanistan: At least 37 Taliban militants killed in joint operations 18.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Afghanistan: At least 37 Taliban militants killed in joint operations
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Kabul attack masterminds move freely in Pakistan: Afghan President tells Pak army chief 17.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Kabul attack masterminds move freely in Pakistan: Afghan President tells Pak army chief
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The pragmatist’s pivot to India 16.1.2017 Hindu: Lead
While Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death comes as a blow to Iran’s reformists, the template of Tehran-New Delhi ties established during his presidency is likely to endure geopolitical shifts
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HPC blames Pakistan for failure of Taliban peace talks 16.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
HPC blames Pakistan for failure of Taliban peace talks
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Afghanistan: Protests break out against Pakistan's support to Taliban 15.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Afghanistan: Protests break out against Pakistan's support to Taliban
President Obama, who hoped to sow peace, instead led the nation in war 13.1.2017 LA Times: Nation

Before he took office in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to end America’s grueling conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his second term, he pledged to take the country off what he called a permanent war footing.

“Our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue,” he said in...

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US concerned over disappearance of Pakistani activists 13.1.2017 Washington Post: World
The United States has expressed concern over the disappearance of five Pakistani anti-Taliban activists and bloggers who mysteriously went missing last week.
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Steamboat briefs: Free French film and French Club gathering at the Chief 11.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “Neither Heaven Nor Earth,” an award-winning film from France directed by Clément Cogitore, at 7 p.m. today at the Chief Theater. Before the film, Steamboat’s French Club gathers at 6 p.m. in the Chief Theater’s Black Box Lounge for conversational French, wine specials and potluck appetizers. All French speakers are welcome. The film centers on French Army Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad, who are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan. Negotiating control of the region between local shepherds and possible Taliban sympathizers grows more and more tenuous for them, as men from all sides start mysteriously disappearing. Unable to explain this eerie phenomenon, the soldiers find themselves embroiled in an existential nightmare, desperate for their own safety. The screening includes an award-winning short film. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information. Steamboat Digs Dogs ...
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Afghans push for Taliban ‘safe zone’ to outflank Pakistan 10.1.2017 Hindu: News
“I urge the Taliban to return to Afghanistan. We should make a safe zone for them and their families,” Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq said.
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Pakistani groups note drop in violence, credit the military 9.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Say that for sustained peace, sectarian and anti-Indian extremists based in the Punjab province must be disbanded.
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Terrorist outfits in Pak continue to remain potent threat despite decline in attacks 9.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Terrorist outfits in Pak continue to remain potent threat despite decline in attacks
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Pakistan military courts go from today 7.1.2017 Hindu: Home
They were set up through a statute amendment after the macabre December 16, 2014 Peshawar school attack.
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Pakistani Taliban behind split in Babbar Khalsa terrorist outfit 1.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Pakistani Taliban behind split in Babbar Khalsa terrorist outfit
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Pakistan, China, Russia warn of increased IS threat in Afghanistan 28.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Pakistan, China, Russia warn of increased IS threat in Afghanistan
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How peace talks collapsed in Afghanistan 28.12.2016 Hindu: News
At a corner table of the Marriott Hotel in Pakistan’s capital, an emissary from the Taliban’s supreme leader arrived with a message of peace.It was 2007, as the Afghan Taliban insurgency was growing ...
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Afghanistan, India, and Trump 27.12.2016 Hindu: Lead
Given his limited choices in stabilising Afghanistan, which include supporting a national election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will find India to be a reliable and trusted partner in this process
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Unknown gunmen attack former Taliban envoy to Pakistan 24.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Unknown gunmen attack former Taliban envoy to Pakistan
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