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Archive : August 26, 2021

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The Biden-Bennett summit: A US-Israeli reset?
August 26 ,2021
This week’s US-Israeli summit will certainly be overshadowed by the Afghan fiasco. Less certain, however, is how US President Joe...
What is the Indo-Pacific region and why does the US keep u...
August 26 ,2021
US Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the littoral combat ship USS Tulsa in Singapore on August 23, 2021. Photo: US Navy/Handout...
South Africa’s economy is $37B bigger than previously thou...
August 26 ,2021
South Africa’s economy is 11% bigger than previously estimated, after statistics authorities changed the way they calculate gross...
Turkey likely to maintain footprint at Kabul airport
August 26 ,2021
Turkey could remain in Afghanistan to provide technical support to the Taliban in operating Hamid Karzai International Airport in the c...
President Xi, Putin engage on Afghanistan
August 26 ,2021
Chinese and Russian leaders discussed Afghanistan on Wednesday, Chinese state media said, but did not echo the G7’s call for the...
Imran Khan extends invitation to Putin, discuss ties on ca...
August 26 ,2021
In a telephonic conversation on Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged views on the evolvi...
Quad navies gather for drills as Australia courts India on...
August 26 ,2021
Warships participate in the 2020 Malabar exercise involving the four Quad members: the U.S., Japan, India and Australia.   ©...
Afghanistan: The End of the Occupation
August 26 ,2021
Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale write: A lot of nonsense about Afghanistan is being written in Britain and the Unit...
Biden: Afghanistan evacuations would always have been ‘har...
August 26 ,2021
The evacuation of thousands of Americans and their Afghan allies from Kabul would have been “hard and painful no matter when it s...
Plan for Texas to host Afghan evacuees gets bipartisan sup...
August 26 ,2021
Cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Juan Carlos LLorca/AP There was bipartisan support in Texas this week...
Why the Taliban are eager to gain international legitimacy...
August 26 ,2021
A Taliban leader Anas Haqqani (right) with former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai. | AFP We are being told that the Taliban of...
Minister Puri is wrong – CAA has played no role in helping...
August 26 ,2021
Sikhs at Kabul airport carry copies of the Guru Granth Sahib on their flight to India. | @HardeepSPuri via Twitter The Taliban&rsq...
No surrender, but open to talks: Ahmad Massoud
August 26 ,2021
Ahmad Massoud has retreated to his native Panjshir Valley, north of Kabul, along with former Vice-President Amrullah Saleh The lea...
IAF to evacuate 200 stranded people from Kabul
August 26 ,2021
Afghan refugees protest at the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in New Delhi on August 25, 2021.   | Photo...
Taliban asked Turkey for support to run Kabul airport, Tur...
August 26 ,2021
Crowds of people are seen on the tarmac at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS The Taliban have asked T...
Some Afghans flee, some return to homeland in hope of peac...
August 26 ,2021
As the Taliban hunker down for tense negotiations to form an inclusive Afghan government, thousands of Afghans keep returning to their...
Situation in Afghanistan 'Difficult', 'Alarming': Putin
August 26 ,2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the situation in Afghanistan is “difficult and alarming,” according t...
World bank halts financial support to Afghanistan
August 26 ,2021
The World Bank announced Tuesday it is halting financial support to Afghanistan amid worries about the fate of women under Taliban rule...