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Renewed Af-Pak Tensions

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Tensions between the Pakistani and the Afghan governments are gradually coming out in public following the terrorist attack on the Bacha Khan University by the Taliban on January 20th.

Karzai Seeks Military Aid From India

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai will seek increased military aid from India during a three-day visit starting Monday and will disc...

Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Visits Pakistan

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan discussed border coordination with Pakistan's army chief Thursday during his first visit since Isla...

Cameron Calls On Afghanistan And Pakistan To Cooperate

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday to make common cause against insurgents in t...

Why the US-Pakistan Supply Deal Won't Close Terrorist Safe Havens

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Pakistan's use of religious extremism as a policy tool is the Gordian knot that the West needs to cut if it really wants to succeed in Afghanistan before it is too late.

On The Road Again: NATO Supply Routes To Re-Open In Pakistan

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's decision to end a seven-month blockade of NATO troop supplies was a rare bright spot in relations with the U.S., but disa...

Pakistan, NATO Strike Crucial Deal

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Ending a bitter seven-month standoff, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized to Pakistan on Tuesday for the killing o...

Taliban, Pakistan And Iran Could Hamper Afghanistan Exit

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The NATO summit's plan to "responsibly wind down" the Afghan war is not entirely in the hands of President Barack Obama and his ...

Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dilip Hiro

There is, in fact, nothing new in the way Islamabad has been squeezing Washington lately. It has a long record of getting the better of U.S. officials by identifying areas of American weakness and exploiting them successfully to further its agenda.

Afghan Troops Reportedly Called In Deadly NATO Airstrike On Pakistan

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 01.27.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan officials claimed Sunday that Afghan and NATO forces were retaliating for gunfire from two Pakistani army bases when the...

The Voices of Afghan Street Children

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Rahilla Zafar

British journalist Andrea Busfield lived for several years in Afghanistan, an experience that helped her write the novel Born Under A Million Shadows. The novel tells the story of modern life in Afghanistan, through the eyes of a young boy named Fawad.

Islamabad, Afghanistan

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 12.23.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Referring to "Islamabad, Afghanistan" is more than an error.  Considering the geopolitical realities and complexities of the frontier, it is a symbol of the objections to the connotations of the term "AfPak."

Afghanistan President Turns His Back On U.S.

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said if the United States and Pakistan ever went to war, his country would back Islamabad...

Afghan Students Rally Against Pakistan

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — About 70 university students in the Afghan capital held a rally against Pakistan, insisting Islamabad help investigate the ...

Frustarted By Taliban Talks, Afghanistan Leaders Turn To Unlikely Ally

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government urged neighboring Pakistan on Sunday to take concrete steps to help end the Taliban insurgency and us...

Pakistan Army Says Afghan Border Shelling Kills 4 Troops

AP | By NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Mortar shells and artillery fired from Afghanistan killed four Pakistani paramilitary troops in a tribal region Tuesday, the Pakistani ar...

Pakistan Official: NATO Tanker Blast Kills At Least 15

AP | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A Pakistani official says a tanker carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan exploded in northwestern Pakistan as people were ...

A Paradigm Shift on the Chessboard of the Afghan "Great Game"

Khalil Nouri | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Khalil Nouri

This Pakistani rush to stack the deck in their favor in Afghanistan will fail. There can only be one legitimate way to obtain stability in Afghanistan; an all Afghan national ratification of a reconciliation process.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Says Repealing DADT This Year Would Be An 'Affront To The Military' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said on Wednesday that Democrats' last-minute ...

Taliban Widen Afghan Attacks From Base In Pakistan | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON �" Senior Taliban leaders, showing a surprising level of sophistication and organization, are using their sanctuary in Pakistan to stoke ...

Sam Stein

Holbrooke Draws Comparisons To Rwanda In Advocating Obama's AfPak Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rollout of Barack Obama's Afghanistan-Pakistan policy has largely focused on a variety of military and diplomatic objectives, from the training of...

Taliban Bombs 5 Schools In Pakistan

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militant attacks killed a Pakistani soldier near the crucial supply route to U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on Monday,...

Blaming Pakistan's Spies For A War Gone Wrong

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

As resistance to the occupation of Afghanistan intensifies, the Bush administration is venting its anger against Pakistan and its military intelligence agency, the Inter-Service Intelligence.