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Cross-LoC raids tactical rather than strategic success: Book.

The cross-LoC raids were a tactical rather than a strategic success since the old rules stood, says a new book."Defeat Is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War" by Myra Macdonald tracks the defining episodes in the relationship between India and Pakistan from 1998, from bitter conflict in the mountains to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Cross-LoC raids tactical rather than strategic success: book.

India has come a long way from the lonely humiliation of the Kathmandu to Kandahar hijacking in 1999 to the public announcement of cross-LoC raids into Pakistan-held territory in 2016, says MacDonald.

- The Hindu - IN

A Deadly February Should Motivate Afghanistan-Pakistan Security Cooperation.

A fresh wave of terror in the AfPak region is another reminder about the need for an honest partnership..

- The Diplomat - US

Discriminatory in nature: Mystery advisory sparks outrage against police.

Document attributed to Mandi Bahauddin cops asks locals to be wary of Pukhtuns and Afghans The post Discriminatory in nature: Mystery advisory sparks outrage against police appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Rieckhoff denies claims IAVA misused grants.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff has denied allegations that he had pressured the staff to misuse grant money and mislead donors.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Convicted Afghan 'kill team' leader will get new day in court at Fort Leavenworth.

Five years after his conviction for masterminding the murders of three Afghan civilians in 2010, former Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs will get another chance to prove his innocence when he returns to a military courtroom in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., next Tuesday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Charsadda attack: Bombers came from Afghanistan via Mohmand.

Security forces detain three facilitators from area adjacent to Tangi tehsil courts The post Charsadda attack: Bombers came from Afghanistan via Mohmand appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Refugee groups protest migrant deportation flight from Munich.

Refugee supporters have protested at Munich's airport over Germany's third recent group deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Kabul. Two courts blocked individual expulsions, to Afghanistan, and to Macedonia.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Motorbike bomb kills 3 in Afghanistan.

At least three persons lost their lives and 22 others were injured on Wednesday as a motorbike bomb struck a bazaar in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial government spokesman said.

- Zee News - IN

Germany to send home more rejected asylum seekers.

Berlin, Germany, Feb 22 - Germany will speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers under measures agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet Wednesday, as controversy rages over sending people back to strife-torn Afghanistan. Under the new measures, immigration agency officials will also be allowed to access ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

4 people dead, over 20 hurt in Paktika blast.

By Rahim Khan Khoshal on 22 February 2017 SHARAN : Four people were killed and over 20 wounded in a blast in the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday, an official said. Raz Mohammad Mukhles, administrative chief of Khairkot district, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the...

- Pajhwok - AF

Truck bombing plot foiled in Ghazni: MoI

By Pajhwok reporter on 22 February 2017 KABUL : The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said a truck full of explosives was identified and destroyed before...

- Pajhwok - AF

Kunduz airport gets new terminal worth $1.4m

By Ajmal kakar on 22 February 2017 KUNDUZ CITY : Local officials on Wednesday said the civil airport of northeastern Kunduz province has got a standard terminal worth $1.4 million. Governor Asadullah Omarkhel, during his visit to the airport, said the terminal construction process had begun four years ago. ...

- Pajhwok - AF

Disaster risk reduction document prepared

By Mohammad Halim Karimi on 22 February 2017 KABUL : The Afghanistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

4 policemen killed, 5 wounded in Uruzgan clashes

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 February 2017 TRINKOT : At least four policemen have been killed and five others wounded in Trinkot, the capital city of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday. Uruzgan police chief, Brig. Gen. Gulam Farooq Sangari, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the...

- Pajhwok - AF

Foundation stone of Paktika cricket stadium laid

By Rahim Khan Khoshal on 22 February 2017 SHARAN : Afghanistan Cricket Board representatives and local officials on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a stadium in...

- Pajhwok - AF

Ghani consults political, jihadi leaders on key issues

By Pajhwok on 22 February 2017 KABUL : President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with political and jihadi leaders on major...

- Pajhwok - AF

U.S. reiterates resolve to help Pakistan dismantle terror networks

, Feb.22 : The United States has said it will continue to work with Pakistan to dismantle terrorist networks on its soil.United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale conveyed this assurance to Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in Islamabad on Wednesday, reports Radio Pakistan.Ambassador Hale also used his ...

- Sify - IN

Pak Army ready to join Afghanistan in anti-terror fight

, Feb. 22 : Following the recent militant attacks in Pakistan, the army has spoken about jointly fighting terrorism with Afghanistan.The development comes after the Afghan Foreign Ministry made a demand to arrest and handover 85 leaders of the Taliban, the Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups.The ministry also ...

- Sify - IN

India, China to cooperate on Afghan`s development: Jaishankar

India and China have agreed to cooperate in capacity building in Afghanistan and support the government in the war-torn country, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said here today.

- Zee News - IN

Afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in eastern province

A motorcycle bomb went off at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three people, while a Taliban ambush targeting a military convoy in the country's northeast killed four civilians, officials said.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Security forces surround Afghan VP's house over abuse case

KABUL - Afghan security forces blocked roads and took up positions around the house of Vice President Rashid Dostum on Tuesday as a standoff flared up over accusations his men tortured one of his political opponents.

- Reuters - US

Tests show Afghan suspected of killing German teen was adult

BERLIN " German prosecutors say tests on an Afghan asylum-seeker suspected of raping and killing a medical student show he was an adult at the time of the crime.Freiburg prosecutor Michael Maechtel says his office has received...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The journalists Trump called 'enemies of the people' include veterans, the son of Mexican immigrants, a farmer's daughter, and other rust belt natives

Dana Milbank / Washington Post: The journalists Trump called “enemies of the people” include veterans, the son of Mexican immigrants, a farmer's daughter, and other rust belt natives  —  Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a fourth-generation military man, deployed twice to Afghanistan.  The second time, as a ...

- Mediagazer - US

India, China discuss Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, bilateral ties and nuke issues

, Feb.22 : Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that his two-days of restructured" strategic dialogue with his Chinese counterpart - Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and with State Counsellor Yang Jiechi covered and reviewed "the entirety of our relationship i.e. both the bilateral ...

- Sify - IN

Military authorised to act against terrorists 'inside and outside the country,' says Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the military leadership has been authorised to act against terrorists both "inside and outside the country". The statement by a senior minister comes days after Pakistani forces first conducted surgical strikes on terrorist sanctuaries across the Pak-Afghan border on February ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Afghan refugee confronts Grassley at Iowa town hall

An Afghan refugee confronted Sen. Charles Grassley during a town hall Feb. 21. The man said he worked as a translator for the U.S. military and was concerned about his immigration status.

- Washington Post - US

Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slavery

Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi” — sexual slavery and abuse of boys — for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice. AFP revealed last year how the Taliban were exploiting rampant bacha bazi in police ranks to mount deadly ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in eastern

KABUL, Afghanistan — A motorcycle bomb went off at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three people, while a Taliban...

- Townhall.com - US

Kabul's Kung Fu women

Shaolin martial arts students follow their trainer, Sima Azimi, during a training session on a hilltop in Kabul on Jan. 25, 2017. | Sima Azimi, a 20-year-old from Jaghori in central Afghanistan, is trained in Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu, one of the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts, dating back to the 5th century. The modern ...

- The Week - US

Afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in Paktika province

An Afghan official says a bomb has killed three civilians and wounded 19 in eastern Paktika province.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along the border with Afghanistan, media reported on Wednesday.

- Zee News - IN

Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

Rawalpindi, Feb 22 As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along the border with Afghanistan, media reported on Wednesday.The military wing Inter-Service Public Relations said the operation was carried out in Tirah Valley in Rajagal area. Several ...

- Sify - IN

Bacha bazi: Afghan practice of child sex slavery

- Times Of India - IN

Beware of growing IS presence in Afghanistan

- Tehelka - IN

Families flee as Pakistan cracks down along Afghan border

Hundreds of families were fleeing from both sides of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan Monday, officials said, as Islamabad continued a violent crackdown on extremists after multiple attacks last week raised fears of a militant resurgence. Pakistan has accused Afghanistan of harbouring the militants who carried out last ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Mattis reviewing Afghan war plans amid 'stalemate'

The Pentagon is reviewing US military plans for Afghanistan, where officials say NATO and Afghan forces are at a stalemate with the Taliban, and recommendations are soon to be made to the White House. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on 20 February told reporters in Abu Dhabi that in the past few

- Jane’s - US

Afghan model Zohre Esmaeli: 'Women are likely to integrate faster than men'

Berlin-based Afghan model Zohre Esmaeli initiated a project two years ago aimed at bringing immigrants and Germans together, and promoting understanding of each other's cultures. DW spoke to the model about her project.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Corruption at its peak at Rahman Mina Hospital

By on 22 February 2017 KABUL : Some midwives at the Rahman Mina Hospital in Kabul are allegedly fleecing patients, multiple sources claim, with...

- Pajhwok - AF

Dostum rubbishes claim of house siege

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 February 2017 KABUL : First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has rejected the siege of his residence in capital Kabul by...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghanistan starts work on National Export Strategy

By Pajhwok on 22 February 2017 KABUL : Afghanistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

NATO asks Afghanistan, Pakistan to reduce tension

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 February 2017 KABUL : NATO...

- Pajhwok - AF

Kabul denounces Charsadda suicide bombing

By on 22 February 2017 KABUL : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned Tuesday's deadly suicide attack on a court in...

- Pajhwok - AF

Stranded wedding party crosses into Afghanistan

By S. Mudassir Ali Shah on 22 February 2017 PESHAWAR : A small wedding party has finally reached its destination in eastern Afghanistan, days after staying stranded in...

- Pajhwok - AF

Scores of Afghans deported as border stays shut

By Syed Mudassir Ali Shah on 22 February 2017 PESHAWAR : Pakistan has deported nearly 60 Afghan nationals who had been detained while trying to cross the border without legal...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghanistan Police Surround Vice President’s House

Soldiers and police officers appeared to be trying to arrest nine aides to Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum accused of kidnapping a political rival.

- International NY Times - US

Terrorists killed, sanctuaries destroyed in Pak-Afghan border air blitz

According to ISPR, PAF fighter jets join the anti-terror operation in Rajgal area, Khyber Agency The post Terrorists killed, sanctuaries destroyed in Pak-Afghan border air blitz appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley confronted by immigrant who risked his life for the U.S. in Afghanistan

You've got to hand it to Sen. Chuck Grassley: he's one of the few Republicans who decided to meet with constituents in a series of town halls in his home state of Iowa. In Iowa City, he faced an overflow crowd. Among the people who wanted to speak with Sen. Grassley was a man who risked his life working for the U.S. in ...

- Daily Kos - US

New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan

Russian-led multilateral initiatives on Afghanistan in the region highlight growing rifts.

- The Diplomat - US

PAF kills terrorists, pounds hideouts in Khyber Agency: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Air Force carried out an operation in Rajagal Area of Khyber Agency on Tuesday where several terrorists were killed, the military wing Inter-service Public Relations said. Several militant hideouts were destroyed in the area which borders Afghanistan. After a week of deadly militant attacks and ...

- Geo.tv - PK

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