The task of re-integrating refugees is just one of the multiple challenges Afghanistan faces. Another is the struggle against rampant corruption. DW spoke with Ikram Afzali, who works for an organization called 'Integrity Watch Afghanistan.'
Chabahar port in southern Iran provides war-torn Afghanistan a crucial connection to Indian goods and Iranian oil. However, experts say that sanctions relief for the port is motivated more by politics than economics.
For decades, powerful warlords and tribal elders have dominated Afghanistan's political landscape. But a record number of young Afghans are aiming to break their monopoly in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Former Pakistani PM Sharif has been arrested after landing in Pakistan. The arrest comes as the deadliest attack in the election campaign killed 130 people, including a candidate, in southwestern Baluchistan province.
Pakistan's newly elected PM Imran Khan faces the first real test as head of government as he holds talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad. Khan's maneuvering options are, however, limited.
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