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#OnThisDay in 2007, Blackwater private security contractors killed and wounded dozens of Iraqi civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square. @AJHeadtoHead  challenges Blackwater founder Erik Prince on his firm's role in Iraq & his plan to privatise the Afghan war

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Afghan related department beefs up security operations for upcoming presidential election amid Taliban threats, persisting challenges

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China, US clash over ‘Belt and Road’ in Afghan resolution

China, US clash over ‘Belt and Road’ in Afghan resolution

China and US clash over ‘belt and road’ in Afghan resolution

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A moving must-read first-person story by Marine@Tmgneff  on the 2010 US offensive in Marja as a microcosm of the Afghan War — the original forever war. What is the future for Afghanistan?

Our Marjan Nahavandi writes: “[It is critical] that the diversity of Afghan women is represented in intra-Afghan talks and all other aspects of the peace process. Their voices must be heard for Afghanistan to achieve an inclusive, sustainable peace.”

U.S. clashes with China and Russia over 'belt and road' in Afghan resolution

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Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan without an agreement with the Taliban not only risks removing all U.S. leverage in future peace negotiations but could also lead to the collapse of the current Afghan state.

Afghan leader nixes debate with main rival ahead of election

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Swedish student single-handedly prevents deportation of Afghan asylum seeker by refusing to sit down on flight

"Imagine if Barack Obama had invited the Taliban to Camp David just a few days before the 9/11 anniversary...Republicans in Congress would be drawing up articles of impeachment." My full interview on @MSNBC  today, on Trump, the Taliban, & the Afghan war disaster. #TalibanTrump 

Assange has been arrested in relation to a US extradition request for "conspiracy with Chelsea Manning" for publishing Iraq War Logs, Cablegate, Afghan War Logs, precisely the persecution for which he was granted asylum under the 1951 Refugee Convention in 2012.

What the NYT makes clear but does not quite spell out: Trump's top priority in Afghan peace process was to ensure that he personally and nobody else got the Nobel Peace Prize. We're now resuming the war because Trump could not bear to see anyone else get credit for ending it

WATCH: President Trump says that he could win the 18-year Afghan War in 10 days, because he has plans that could wipe Afghanistan off the face of the Earth and kill 10,000,000 people, but "I don't want to go that route."

For Kashmir swift strike, kudos to Namo and his HM. But minus PoK, part K problem remains. For PoK we must simultaneously break Pak into 4. If US allows Afghan elections on Sept 28th, Afghan will be an ally of India. If Iran neutral and China properly briefed, it will be easy.

ICC Source: Fight broke out b/w Pak&Afghan fans in Leeds because a plane was flown which had Balochistan slogans. Apparently it was an unauthorised plane that flew over the stadium&political messages were visible. Leeds air traffic will investigate. (Pic courtesy: WorldBalochOrg)

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71-year-old Haji Daoud Nabi was the first victim of the attack to be named. He ran the Afghan association and had helped refugees start new lives in New Zealand

A former prominent Afghan TV journalist has been shot dead in Kabul. Mena Mangal had worked for more than a decade as a presenter for Tolo TV. She also ran popular social-media pages that discussed the rights of Afghan women.

They’re here! The Afghan girls arrived in the U.S. for their robotics competition after their visas to enter were initially denied.

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