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Articles by Rahimullah Yusufzai

  • Afghanistan’s never-ending war
    Oct 21, 2016 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Special to Gulf News
    Fifteen years after the country was invaded by the US, to avenge the 9/11 attacks, there isn’t much hope that the military operation is going to end anytime soon
  • Peace talks with Taliban delicately poised
    Mar 11, 2016 By Rahimullah Yusufzai,Special to Gulf News
    As attacks by the group continued with an unusual intensity during this winter, there is an urgency to revive dialogue and prevent further bloodshed
  • Difficult path ahead for Afghanistan peace talks
    Oct 29, 2015 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Special to Gulf News
    The US has placed the onus of responsibility for achieving the objective of restoring peace and stability
in Afghanistan on the Taliban and Pakistan
  • US and Nato don’t have much of a choice
    Oct 22, 2015 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Special to Gulf News
    With no military solution in sight, the need for a political settlement with the Taliban will have to be explored with a sense of urgency
  • Afghanistan simmers over presidential vote
    Sep 11, 2014 By Rahimullah Yusufzai | Special to Gulf News
    US would have to stay engaged and use its considerable leverage to stop the Afghans from coming to blows again
  • No political roadmap for Afghanistan
    May 26, 2012 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, 
Special to Gulf News
    Weak Karzai government does not want Nato to abandon country even after combat troops pull out
  • US-Pakistan hate story continues
    May 02, 2012 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Special to Gulf News
    For Washington, the death of the most-wanted man was a major achievement, while for Islamabad it was a huge embarrassment
  • Fear Afghanistan stability will worsen
    Mar 13, 2012 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Correspondent
    No guarantee killing of civilians and burning of books won't happen again
  • Kabul put off by US talks with the group
    Feb 04, 2012 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Special to Gulf News
    Achieving a breakthrough in the Qatar negotiations without any agreement on ceasefire and prisoners' swap would be impossible
  • West knows victory is not yet in sight
    Jun 25, 2011 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Special to Gulf News
    Claims have been made about stopping and even reversing the Taliban momentum in some of their strongholds
  • Militants 'don't want to fight Pakistan Army'
    Jul 10, 2010 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Correspondent
    Flow of militants entering Afghanistan to fight on the side of the Afghan Taliban also fall considerably
  • Kabul rejects reports of Taliban leader's death
    Jun 03, 2010 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Correspondent
    The Afghan government has denied the claims that Maulana Fazlullah, leader of the Pakistani Taliban in Swat, was killed
  • Assassination of professor brings focus on Baloch rebels
    May 16, 2010 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Correspondent
    Her death marks the first killing of a woman by separatists, breaking tribal traditions protecting the weak during war
  • Punjab leader's plea to Taliban irks
    Mar 21, 2010 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Correspondent
    See militancy in national context, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif told
  • The dilemma facing Pakistan
    Feb 20, 2009 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Correspondent
    The dilemma facing Pakistan
  • Taliban ploy against Nato apparent
    Feb 06, 2009 By Rahimullah Yusufzai, Correspondent
    Taliban ploy to bleed Nato becomes apparent