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Owais Tohid

Owais Tohid has reported extensively on war and conflict in Asia for 30 years and witnessed the rise and fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He has also covered the Palestinian conflict in the Occupied Territories and worked for the BBC World Service, AFP and CS Monitor. Twitter: @OwaisTohid

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Land mines on the road to peace in Afghanistan 

As President Joe Biden wades through the mess of Trump’s legacy, he doesn’t need Afghanistan decoded for him. He doesn’t need a crystal ball or an orientation crash course, he’s an old hand. With Obama, he’s led the war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda for eight years.

February 06, 2021

Short days, long nights in the winter of Pakistan’s political storm

Through the fog of cold winter nights, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam is on the streets of Lahore, urging people to come participate in anti government rallies, urging them to rise up against the status quo.

December 13, 2020