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Touqir Hussain

Only Afghans, with help from Pak, can rescue their country

The ongoing US-Afghan Taliban talks appear to be less about Afghanistan’s peace than about the end of America’s war.

02 Jan 2020 1:41 AM

Pak needs to see Taliban as a challenge, not an asset

Finding a sound strategy to deal with this conflict should be at the centre of Pakistan’s priorities.

04 Oct 2019 12:04 AM

How the ‘deadly embrace’ of US has an impact in Pak, Afghan

It is dangerous to get involved in America’s wars where the US is always the commanding force of change, often with a flawed strategy.

16 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

America needs Pakistan’s help to bring peace to Afghanistan

It was none other than Zalmay Khalilzad who once said that Pak-Afghan ties are the mother of all relations.

21 Dec 2018 12:15 AM

Iran: Scientist executed for spying

Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over “confidential and vital” information to the United States, a judicial spokesperson said on Sunday.

08 Aug 2016 7:24 AM


Iran bids farewell to late filmmaker Kiarostami

Several thousand cinema lovers joined top artists in Tehran on Sunday to bid farewell to renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami following his death last week in Paris.

11 Jul 2016 2:33 AM

Iran, China aim at business ties worth $600 billion

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony in Tehran on Saturday. — AFP

24 Jan 2016 6:11 AM

Russia to build 2 nuclear reactors in Iran

Russia will start constructing two nuclear reactors in Iran next week, as Tehran seeks to reduce its reliance on oil and gas with 20 facilities over the coming years, an official said Tuesday.

23 Dec 2015 5:05 AM