The usual double standards operate when the West deals with migrants seeking to enter Europe and Afghan refugees flowing into Iran. European Union (EU) leaders have pledged solidarity with Poland which rejects asylum applications
Heads of governments of all member-states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation were present at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in on May 2014. He had reportedly invited them to the ceremony on the advice of Ajit Doval, his choice for
It was exactly a year ago that the American forces and the rest of the Nato forces packed their bags and left Kabul in undignified haste, and the Taliban walked back into the Afghan capital after 20 years. There was no resistance. The chaos that ensued has died down, of course. The Afghans who could flee did leave
The United States on Wednesday announced that it would transfer $3.5 billion in Afghan central bank assets into a new Swiss-based trust fund that will be shielded from the Taliban and used to help stabilise Afghanistan’s collapsed economy. The Afghan Fund, managed by a board of trustees, could pay for critical imports like electricity,
Last week International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that the US and its European allies have adopted a “catastrophe of choice” policy for Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.