Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicAfghanistan war

Topic: Afghanistan war

Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani-American jihadi ‘living martyr’ for whom 57 people have been killed

The gunman who demanded Siddiqui’s release in exchange for hostages at a Texas synagogue this weekend was latest in long line of jihadi attempts to free al-Qaeda-linked neuroscientist.

India can have positive impact in Afghanistan’s future as regional ally, says US official

US State Department spokesperson Zed Tarar reiterated President Biden's message that the war in Afghanistan had achieved its central mission to eliminate the al Qaeda terror network.

This is how much the Afghanistan War cost — in lives, dollars, years

At 7,262 days from the first attack on Afghanistan to the final troop pullout, Afghanistan is said to be the US’ longest war. But it isn’t.

SubscriberWrites: A bandwagon of blunders defines the history of dubious American follies in Afghanistan

Like Neil Armstrong’s ‘one small step’, the retreating American boot has become a symbol of ‘one giant leap’ for the people of Afghanistan - into the dark ages, writes Kunal Bahuguna.

‘Burn my degrees, photos of me without hijab’: Afghan women in India tell families back home

Worried the Taliban may target their families for sending them abroad for education, Afghan women students are telling them to destroy all proof.

As Mazar falls to Taliban, looking back at a city that clung on to hope amid fear & desperation

Mazar-e-Sharif was alive & active just 4 days ago, shops were open and people could be seen at street corners sipping tea, questioning why media was roaming around when the city was 'safe'.

How US can exit Afghanistan and still avoid the ‘betrayal’ tag

It is the US’ prerogative to leave. Too many American soldiers and officials have suffered. Yet, there is still much that can be done to sustain the gains of the last 20 years.

5 reasons the West lost in Afghanistan

The Western withdrawal from Afghanistan has gone hand in hand with a narrative of defeat, repeated so often it’s in danger of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.

As the Taliban surges across Afghanistan, al-Qaeda is poised for a swift return

Even before the US military completes its troop withdrawal, the Taliban is surging. It is now reported to control more than half of Afghanistan’s 407 districts.

Why Afghanistan was a limited war with limited success

For better and for worse, being a global superpower involves fighting conflicts that matter a great deal more to the enemy than they do to the US.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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