Linking Afghanistan to China’s Belt and Road

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil From the first day, Kabul pragmatically wished to be a part of two Chinese regional projects — the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative and the China-Pakistan Energy Corridor (CPEC). Firstly and historically, Afghanistan considered itself as a “transshipment point of commerce,” where “half of the...

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Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

Students and government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed again as authorities reopened schools and colleges, just one week after facilities were shut following student-led protests across the disputed territory. Violence erupted on Monday in the SP Higher Secondary School in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk – the main commercial hub in the...

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