Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: Afghanistan

Global Pulse: Does Trump needs diagnosis, Denmark’s prince stopped at bar

A roundup of stories from across the world.

Talk Point: What are the implications of Trump’s statements on Pakistan & Afghanistan?

Donald Trump has promised more troops in Afghanistan and criticised Pakistan for supporting terrorism. Experts explain what this could mean for India and south Asia.

Global Pulse: Pak’s missing activists, Taliban’s jihad advert for women, UK wanted coup in Iran

Pakistani journalists, writers, social activists are routinely being picked up allegedly by intelligence officials.

Pakistan’s ‘friendly terrorist’ Hafiz Saeed wants a political makeover

Hafiz Saeed’s move to launch Milli Muslim League Pakistan shows being the ‘friendly terrorist’ for the deep state is no longer enough

Global Pulse: Trump finds new reason to stay in Afghanistan, North Korea’s gaming-addicted elite and a new terror outfit in Pakistan

TRUMP HAS A NEW REASON TO STAY IN AFGHANISTAN: BUSINESS   A skeptic of sending more troops to Afghanistan, Donald Trump has found a reason to keep the US engaged in the war-torn region – the country's vast mineral wealth.

GLOBAL PULSE: US govt seeks inputs from contractors on Afghanistan, why Chinese pre-schoolers go to the US and the best country for migrants

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SEEKS INPUTS FROM BUSINESSMEN ON AFGHANISTAN In recent weeks, top advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump sought alternatives to the Defense Department plans...

Before being killed, here are 8 times Osama bin Laden came really close to getting caught

In the first of the two-part essay, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark, authors of the new book “The Exile: The Flight of Osama bin Laden”, list the number of close shaves that the al-Qaeda emir had with the authorities.

GLOBAL PULSE: Americans are not winning in Afghanistan, punishing nations that don’t take refugees and being blocked by Trump

FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN WITHOUT A STRATEGY US Defense Secretary James Mattis made an alarming admission: “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.”

GLOBAL PULSE: Trump will not lecture Middle East, CIA lost many men in China, and a new women’s magazine in Afghanistan

TRUMP SHIFT IN SAUDI ARABIA During his visit to Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump put more burden on Muslim leaders to confront extremism.

GLOBAL PULSE: More U.S. troops to Afghanistan is not “America First”, Asia’s ageing population & Google Maps on Durand Line

WILL TRUMP SEND MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN? The war in Afghanistan did not come up much during the U.S. presidential campaign, but it now threatens...

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.