Durand Line 2022 – Afghanistan & Pakistan Border

The Durand Line was demarcated by the British and signed into a treaty in 1893 with the Afghan ruler Amir Abdur Rehman Khan. The treaty was to stay in force for a 100-year period. According to Afrasiab Khattak, a political analyst, the areas from the Khayber Agency Northwards to Chitral, however, remained un-demarcated. This disputed … Read more

Natural Resources 2022 – Afghanistan’s Untapped Minerals

Afghanistan's Untapped Minerals

It is estimated that forty million years ago the tectonic plates of India-Europe, Asia and Africa collided in a massive upheaval. This upheaval created the region of towering mountains that now includes Afghanistan. This diverse geological foundation has resulted in a significant mineral heritage with over 1,400 mineral occurrences recorded to date. Afghanistan’s resources could … Read more

Plant and Animal Life in Afghanistan 2022

Plant and Animal Life

Plant life in Afghanistan is sparse but diverse. Common trees in the mountains are evergreens, oaks, poplars, wild hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios. The plains of the north are largely dry, treeless steppes and those of the southwestern corner are nearly uninhabitable deserts. Common plants in the arid regions include camel thorn, locoweed, spiny restharrow, mimosa, … Read more

Taliban Leaders Among 77 Killed During Operations in Imam Sahib of Kunduz

operations in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province

Several top leaders of the Taliban group were killed during the ongoing clearance operations in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, the commander of the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army Gen. Amanullah Mubin said. Speaking during a press conference, Gen. Mubin said the operations for the elimination of the militants from Imam Sahib … Read more