Jan 25, 2016

Powerful Pakistan army chief says he will retire as scheduled

Pakistan’s hugely popular military chief Gen. Raheel Sharif confirmed Monday he will retire at the end of his tenure this year, ending media speculation surrounding his role and opening up arguably the most powerful position in the country. Sharif, widely credited with bringing a ...

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Jan 9, 2016

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will hold talks in Islamabad on Monday aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni said Saturday that the representatives will discuss a “roadmap for peace talks.” Kabul’s delegation to the ...

Jan 4, 2016

Gunmen storm Indian Consulate in Afghan city after Modi visit

Explosions and gunfire rang out late Sunday as militants tried to storm the Indian diplomatic mission in a northern Afghan city, officials said, in the latest assault on an Indian installation. The attack on the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...