South Asia and Beyond

Foreign Terrorists In Afghanistan Pose Threat: Pakistani Envoy

Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul has expressed concerns over the presence of foreign terrorist groups in Afghanistan and warned that their presence threatens Pakistan and the region. Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan told Tolo News’ Hamid Bahram that al-Qaeda and Daesh pose a threat. “Terrorist organisations present in Afghanistan have been posing threats to the security of […]Read More

Resistance Front Proposes Transitional Govt To Islamic Emirate

A member of the negotiating team of the Resistance Front (RF) says they proposed the establishment of a transitional government in Afghanistan in their two-day meeting with officials of the Islamic Emirate hosted by Tehran. The Islamic Emirate delegates visited Iran on Saturday and returned to Kabul on Monday. The RF member, speaking on condition […]Read More

Putin Says Afghanistan Situation Requires ‘Additional Measures’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed concerns over recent developments in Afghanistan, saying that the situation in Afghanistan “prompts the need for additional measures” to ensure his country’s security. “We face serious tasks in the Afghan direction, especially after the Americans have pulled out from that country,” he said. He made the remarks at a […]Read More

Nature Of Relationship With Taliban Government Depends On Its Actions:

DOHA: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in an exclusive interview to TOLO news Head Lotfullah Najafizada says, “My hope and, beyond hope, expectation is that the future government of Afghanistan will uphold those basic rights. And if it does, then that’s a government that we can work with. If it doesn’t, we won’t.” Blinken […]Read More

Afghan Forces Consider Ways To Use Bagram Airfield

The evacuation of the U.S. forces from Bagram Airfield has been accompanied by many questions as well as concerns. Tolo News reporter Khalid Nikzad was one of the first Afghan reporters who visited the base after the full evacuation. Sources told him that on Thursday night the lights at the base were turned off suddenly […]Read More

India’s Presence In Afghanistan Larger Than It Ought To Be:

Islamabad: In this exclusive interview, Lotfullah Najafizada, the head of TOLO news speaks to Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the Afghan peace process, Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, Pakistan’s ties with India, The U.S. exit, American bases, Pakistan’s deep state, Taliban sanctuaries and attacks and more in this comprehensive interview. (By arrangement with ‘Tolo News’)Read More

Talibanization In Afghanistan Could Explode Central Asia

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims observe daylong fasting, is supposed to be a time for strict piety, restraint and self discipline. But this year Ramadan saw unprecedented escalation in fighting and bloodshed in Afghanistan as the Taliban continued the ruthless carnage, targeting common Afghans in most parts of the war-ravaged country. […]Read More

Saving The Future Of Afghanistan: It Truly Is ‘Now or

As the Afghan people advance into the unpredictable but terrifying terrain of the unknown, an undefined future is on the horizon for the younger generation of this country. The horrific bombing of a girls’ school on a Saturday evening in west Kabul, which took the lives of at least 90 students and wounded more than […]Read More

A Closer Look At Kabul School Bombing

It was a quiet Saturday afternoon and hundreds of girls were leaving school. Suddenly, many of them found themselves amid smoke, blood and debris from a car bomb attack that happened in front of the entrance gate of Sayed-ul-Shuhada High School in the west of Kabul. The car bomb was followed by two blasts of […]Read More

Taliban Negotiators In Pakistan To Consult Leadership: Source

Taliban’s chief negotiator Mawlavi Abdul Hakim has travelled to Pakistan from Doha to consult and seek guidance from Taliban leadership and find out whether the delay in the withdrawal of U.S. forces will lead to a halt in the talks and Istanbul conference or if there are other ways to proceed, sources close to the […]Read More