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Afghanistan

SCCI in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtoonwa province opposed APTTA to Restrict India Afghan Trade via Wagah-Attari border.
China and Pakistan are hopeful of linking Afghanistan with the CPEC through Gwadar, while India is banking on Chabahar to extend reach to Central Asia and Eurasia through INSTC.
Establishing ways to prevent violence appears to be one contentious issue that is stalling progress in the US Taliban negotiations in Doha
IECC indicated with only 12,000 Votes Lead, Second Round Imminent in Afghanistan, over 10,000 complaints have documents in support, while approximately 5000 plus may be rejected.
Taliban has demonstrated savviness in avoiding being embroiled in the tensions pertaining to US and Iran after the killing of the Iranian elite force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Hazara community leaders expressed distress over the killing of Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone attack by the United States on 3 January outside Baghdad airport.
19th India-Iran joint commission meeting discussed Chabahar port, Trilateral meeting between India, Afghanistan, Iran.
The region is dependent on energy resources from West Asia while millions of migrants from the region are working in countries as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.
Taliban is using coercion as a strategy for forcing American hands on the peace deal in which the most important factor for the anti-government forces is pull out by foreign troops.
Issuing a clarification on ceasefire spokesperson of the Taliban so called Islamic Emirate says non intention of declaring the same, only reduction of violence considered.
While a peace deal between the United States and the Afghan Taliban can be expected in 2020, concerns of stability in Afghanistan will continue.
Preliminary results of the Presidential Elections have been welcomed , but raises serious concerns over low participation (4.55 %), inefficient conduct and widespread allegations of fraud
Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani has won 50.64 % votes just making the cut for evading second round of voting, but non acceptance by other candidates marks uncertainty ahead.
Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani emerged as the leading candidate in the first round but given that the outcome is only a preliminary a reaction on the same was not anticipated
The Afghan National Army will participate for the first time in Efes 2020, one of Turkey's biggest military exercises as per the ministry of defence in Kabul.
A temporary cease fire could be the important stage which may be matched by an announcement of a pull out be US troops in small numbers.
US Secretary Defense Mark Esper has indicated that there will be a draw down of troops without specifying the numbers which are expected to be around 4000.
Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah approved recount by Independent Election Commission (IEC) so that “no excuse is left.”
There were some concerns that the division within the Taliban between the moderates and the hard liners could be the reason for parallel tracks of attacks and talks being adopted.
Acting Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi on 12 December said that the Afghan defense and security forces’ casualties decreased by 10 percent during the ongoing campaigning
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