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
The news agency Reuters survey in France based on police records reveals that fines, and higher fines, are imposed on ethnic minorities, which shows traces of discrimination and even veiled racism. The news agency had to correlate data collected from the police records with census data because in France police do not
When I was around 16 I was just starting to try and organise something approaching a social life, and summoning up the courage to ask someone out on a date (singular: I’m not greedy and my school was all-boys, which didn’t help). My mission, tricky as it would be even today, was made immediately more difficult because we didn’t have
I am so glad that we have finally put this pandemic behind us. Aside from seeing the odd mask here and there (mine included), things have returned to normal. But, as with most events, there is always a ripple effect that either slowly subsides or stays in some form or another. For example, even though many companies across the
The United Arab Emirates is an example for the whole world to learn how the honest and hard-working leadership with its visionary plans puts the country on the path of economic stability and prosperity (“UAE an exception in global trade, economy: Sheikh Mohammed,” Dec.7, Gulf Today website). According to the report, the UAE’s