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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Taliban are talking from a position of strength

Posted By Salman Rafi Sheikh | November 17, 2018

While the US-Taliban talks are of paramount importance in terms of bringing the 17 years old war to an end, there remains little to deny that even after fighting this war for such a long period and inflicting unimaginable loss of life and property on the country, the US has been unable to achieve even its initial objectives i.

IRAN

Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

Posted By Conn Hallinan | November 16, 2018

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reach

RUSSIA

Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

Posted By Conn Hallinan | November 16, 2018

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reach

REST OF MUSLIM WORLD

Muslims Lynched in India

Posted By Harsh Mander | November 08, 2018

This is what India has become: One more pitiless lynching. This time of two older men, a petty goat trader and a marginal farmer in a village in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, a two-hour drive from the national capital. The same frenzied gratuitous cruelty of the mob, the passivity of the bystander, the triumphant video-taping of the cri

STATE TERRORISM

26/11: The Betrayal of India The Betrayal of India, Pharos

Posted By Dr Ludwig Watzal | August 31, 2018

Perhaps the FBI needs guys like Elias Davidsson to solve the circumstances of the 9/11 attacks. Could he have been successful within such an organization? Usually, the FBI investigators can only go so far as their superiors want them to go. That’s why a highly qualified researcher such as Davidsson would have gone nowhere wi

CENTAL ASIA

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MIDDLE EAST

The Legacy of Infinite War Raids by U.S. commandos

Posted By Nick Turse | August 27, 2018

Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.)