Opinion  /  Published 24.04.19

Why foreign awards are like pick-up lines

When the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, announced on April 12 that he was awarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi his country’s highest honour, the Order of St. Andrew, the Indian government was q...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi in

World  /  Published 08.03.19

US-Taliban talks trip over a big question: What is terrorism?

Nearly 11 days after peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban began with high hopes, it has become clear that any resolution to the 18-year war could be frustratingly slow.One of t...
By Mujib Mashal in Doha

World  /  Published 11.02.19

Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid peace push

The Pentagon's top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with US commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban.Pat Shanahan, the recently installed...
By AP in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.19

Building on the baby steps in Kabul

General Bipin Rawat is right this time. That isn’t something I had imagined I would say. The army chief’s decision to honour Major Nitin Gogoi with a commendation days after the soldier had tied a...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi in

World  /  Published 27.01.19

US, Taliban edge towards deal to end war

 The US and the Taliban are closing in on a deal to end America's longest war after six days of some of the most serious Afghan peace negotiations to date wrapped up on Saturday.The talks in Doha...
By Rod Nordland and Mujib Mashal/The New York Times in


World  /  Published 05.06.20

US targets Taliban fighters to foil attacks

American forces conducted two airstrikes on Taliban fighters to foil the militant group's plan to launch attacks on Afghan security forces, a US military spokesman said on Friday, in a move that c...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 05.10.19

Taliban meet US peace envoy for first time since ‘dead’ deal

The Taliban met US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Pakistan capital for the first time since President Donald Trump declared a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war “d...
By AP in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

Two brilliant non-fiction films about families

At the Berlin Film Festival that concluded recently, I saw two very different non-fiction films about families. Midnight Traveler is shot entirely on three different mobile phones, the footage gathere...
By Ruchir Joshi in

World  /  Published 06.03.20

27 killed in Kabul attack, leader unhurt

Gunmen attacked a ceremony in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 27 people in the first major attack on the Afghan capital since the US reached an agreement with the Taliban to withdraw US troops. The ...
By Reuters in Kabul

India  /  Published 08.11.18

India, Taliban to sit at same table

India has for the first time decided to participate in the Russia-initiated “Moscow format” consultations on Afghanistan, in which the Taliban will also be represented, but at a “non-official le...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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