A fresh round of talks between the US and the Taliban is to begin in Qatar, just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept.1.
The US this week appeared to inch closer than ever towards a deal that would end its 18-year war with Afghanistan’s Taliban in exchange for the group promising not to allow transnational
When the names of nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims are read aloud on Wednesday at the World Trade Centre, a half-dozen stacks of stone will quietly salute an untold number
It is exactly a decade since President Barack Obama set the deadline to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Even then, Obama recalled how the 2001 Bonn conference had only “provisionally” installed Hamid Karzai in Kabul. We all know how long
It is in the nature of politics to generate crisis. There are three reasons for that. First, it involves power, and power by definition corrupts, as rightly believed for decades by politicians, by political observers and by ordinary people.
Covid is a human crisis affecting everybody, directly or indirectly, and creating an uncertainty for many about what lies ahead in terms of continuity of work, personal finances and family welfare. Any natural disaster comes unannounced
‘Newsnight’s Nick Watt was pursued through the streets by a deranged mob, bellowing ‘traitor!’ in his face, for having the temerity to cover their protest’ Another long day in the life of the BBC. It has a lot of those these days, since it replaced
President Joe Biden’s decision to donate 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to other countries by June 2022 is an important step toward restoring the United States’ global standing. Another, parallel foreign policy solution could perhaps do even more.