Afghanistan

Taliban has a package deal with US. Coast is clear for new government in Kabul

The US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed today in an interview with CBS “Face the Nation” the evolving relationship between Washington and the Afghan Taliban. Three things emerge. First, Sullivan disclosed that “over-the-horizon strikes” against the ISIS-K from outside Afghanistan will continue but he ruled out any return to …

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Afghanistan, the great game of smashing countries

As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, history is suppressed. More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their “allies” destroyed. In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew the dictatorship of Mohammad Dawd, …

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Afghanistan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty

Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country – and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing massacre by U.S. forces that together killed at least 170 people, including 13 U.S. troops. Even …

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France, UK to propose Kabul airport safe zone at UN meeting

Emmanuel Macron says he will put forward plan at UN talks on Monday. France and the U.K. will put forward an emergency U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a safe zone at Kabul airport to allow people to continue to leave Afghanistan, according to Emmanuel Macron. “Our resolution proposal aims …

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WHO: Health needs rising as Afghanistan humanitarian situation worsens

Expressing concern over deteriorating conditions, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it needs additional funding of $6.6 million for an “urgent health response” in Afghanistan, Anadolu Agency reports. This comes after the Taliban took control of the war-ravaged country following a rapid advance after the withdrawal of the US …

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Afghanistan: Noch ein Weckruf für das schwache Europa

Was wiegt schwerer – ein amerikanischer Präsident, der die Beistandsklausel des Nato-Vertrags infrage stellt, oder ein amerikanischer Präsident, der die Verbündeten am Nasenring durch die afghanische Manege führt? Donald Trump oder Joe Biden: Welche Politik des America first erweist sich als unheilvoller für die Europäer? Das Ausmass des politischen Schadens, …

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L’impatto globale dei talebani

L’Afghanistan tornato nelle mani dei talebani apre scenari inediti su cinque fronti cruciali per la sicurezza globale: la faida jihadista per il controllo di Kabul; il rafforzamento di Qatar, Pakistan e Turchia nel mondo musulmano; la necessità per l’America di Biden di riguadagnare in fretta prestigio ed autorità; l’opportunità per …

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The Observer view on the resurgence of the Taliban

Afghanistan has humbled the US and empowered its enemies. Now the west must engage with its new rulers to avert an even bigger threat Afghanistan has humbled the US and empowered its enemies. Now the west must engage with its new rulers to avert an even bigger threat Afghanistan is …

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Iran Warily Engages Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

Iran is engaging Taliban leaders following their takeover in Afghanistan, hoping for stability and an end to the flow of Afghan refugees into Iran. Tehran is heralding a U.S. humiliation and the U.S. military withdrawal, which has led to the removal of American forces from near its eastern border. Iran …

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Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) Attacks Devastate Kabul

Multiple suicide attacks claimed by IS-K rocked Kabul yesterday, injuring 140 people and killing another 60, including 11 U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy medic, with these numbers likely to increase. A senior U.S. official had warned on Wednesday night of a “specific” and “credible” threat by IS-K against the …

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