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Corporate media oppose Afghan control of Afghanistan

When President Joe Biden announced the “withdrawal” of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of occupying the country in violation of international law, corporate media not only misled their audiences on what the U.S. is actually planning to do in Afghanistan, but also somehow made it seem as if withdrawing from the longest […]

Death toll from Afghan explosion climbs to 68 as families bury victims

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Blast near girls’ school in Afghan capital kills at least 40

A bomb blast near a girls’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 40 people, many of them children, according to a government spokesman. The explosion struck a majority Shiite district in the west of the city. It was condemned by the Taliban, which denied any responsibility. No other group has claimed […]

An empire in love with its Afghan cemetery

MAY 06, 2021 The New Great Game 3.0 is just beginning with a hat tip to Tacitus and dancing to the Hindu Kush groove By Pepe Escobar with permission from the author and first posted at Asia Times One cannot but feel mildly amused at the theatrical spectacle of the US troop pullout from Afghanistan, its […]

Where are the US and NATO Withdrawing their Afghan Troops to?

On May 1, US President Joe Biden announced the beginning of the official withdrawal from Afghanistan of the remaining troops — about 3,000 American troops and about 7,000 fighters of NATO countries. There is no reason to talk about even a ghost of victory for the US in this war, and Joe Biden did not […]

Debunking Bloomberg: Biden’s Afghan Withdrawal Isn’t A Blow To China

By Andrew Korybko Source It was hyperbole for Ghosh to claim that ‘Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Is A Blow To China’. It might only be so in the worst-case scenario, which is far from certain. Bloomberg published an op-ed last week provocatively claiming that “Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Is A Blow To China”. Opinion columnist Bobby Ghosh […]

The Politics of Heroin and the Afghan US Pullout

The Biden Administration has announced an Afghanistan US troop withdrawal date of September, 11, 2021, symbolically exactly two decades after the game-changing 911 attacks in New York and Washington. However the Pentagon and White House are saying nothing about one of the main reasons the powers that be who control Washington have remained in Afghanistan […]

US Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard

Above photo: U.S. troops in Afghanistan. President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details. An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in […]

A Way Out of the Afghan Stalemate?

For decades, Afghanistan has been one of the hottest spots on the planet. Twenty years of presence of American and NATO troops on its territory has unfortunately never solved the main problem of the peace settlement. Recall that under the Doha agreement, signed in 2020 by the Donald Trump administration and the radical Taliban (banned […]

U.S. Joins Past Empires in Afghan Graveyard

President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Global Research, April 16, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop […]

‘What happened next?’ CIA roasted after bragging about arming Afghan Mujahideen, aka the Taliban

The fact that the CIA armed the same Afghan militants who now kill US troops is not a conspiracy theory, and the agency was roasted after it took to Twitter to boast about its covert 1980s arms shipments to jihadists. In a Twitter post on Tuesday, the CIA proudly displayed a shoulder-fired FIM-92 Stinger missile […]

Afghan Leader Proposes Peace Road Map in Three Phases-Document

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark Afghan New Year (Newroz), in Kabul, Afghanistan March 21, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document […]

Comedy about Afghan interpreter moving to the US sparks backlash

A new CBS comedy about an Afghan military interpreter moving to the US has sparked a backlash online. The sitcom, United States of Al, by The Big Bang Theory producer Chuck Lorre, was criticised for its handling and depiction of its main character, and for casting a non-Afghan actor in the role. The show is […]

US Defense Secretary meets Afghan president in Kabul

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unnanounced visit to Kabul on Sunday, as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop withdrawal. Austin said on Twitter he had come to “listen and learn,” on his first trip to Afghanistan since his appointment. “This visit been very […]

Pakistan envoy holds talks with Iran FM over Afghan peace process

TEHRAN – A senior Pakistani official met on Sunday evening with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan. The Pakistani prime minister’s special envoy, who was visiting Iran at the head of a political-security delegation for consultations on the Afghanistan affairs, held a meeting with Zarif at the end […]

US Envoy Seeking Support to Shakeup Afghan Peace Process, Warring Parties Object

US envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan April 28, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani The US special envoy to Afghanistan proposed a shakeup of the stalled peace process this week, including an interim government and a conference of key players, according to diplomatic and […]

Afghan Migrant Stabbed 7 People In Vetlanda, Sweden

Afghan Migrant Stabbed 7 People In Vetlanda, Sweden Red Ice News The Future is the Past Mar 6, 2021 By Henrik Palmgren | redice.tv Another brutal migrant attack in Sweden. Seven Swedes stabbed by a refugee from Afghanistan. What are the concerned raise by the media now? Comments Most HitComments Voter Fraud & Election Meddling […]

Satellite images show devastation from fuel tanker blast on Afghan-Iran border

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Swiss Police Arrest Afghan Migrant for Acid Attack on Female Model

    Police in Switzerland have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan migrant suspected in a vicious acid attack upon a young woman in Neuchâtel, according to reports. The 24-year-old victim, a beauty contest model, was walking through the parking garage of her apartment building before 8 a.m. on Thursday when a hooded suspect armed with caustic […]

Huge blaze on Afghan border didn’t damage Iran’s customs post

TEHRAN – A fuel tanker blast at the Iran-Afghanistan border that caused massive fire did not affect a key crossing on the eastern border with Afghanistan, a local Iranian official has said. The local official from Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province said that the fire in Afghanistan’s Islam Qala border crossing had not spread to Iran’s […]

Fuel tanker blast causes massive fire at Afghan-Iran border

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Taliban Assassinate 2 Afghan Female Supreme Court Judges While on their Way to Work

    Two Afghan women judges have been assassinated in the country’s capital in an attack that has been blamed on the Taliban. Gunmen shot dead the two unnamed judges, who worked for the Supreme Court, on Sunday in Kabul, where a new trend of targeted killings of high-profile figures have sown fear in the […]

Afghan president calls for long-term relations with Iran

TEHRAN – President Ashraf Ghani said on Friday that the Afghanistan government must have short-term, medium-term and long-term relations with Iran. But the U.S. sanctions, the Afghan president noted, have overshadowed the Tehran-Kabul relations. Two million Afghans live in Iran, and our relationship must be based on mutual interests, President Ghani said in an interview […]

Official: Large car bomb kills 9 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan’s capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the site of the attack that the attack wounded around 20 others, including a member of parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said the […]

Nine dead as Kabul car bombing targets Afghan lawmaker

A car bombing in Kabul targeting an Afghan lawmaker killed at least nine people, officials said. Lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak survived the blast but is among 20 injured including women and children, Afghan Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said. It is unclear whether the explosive was planted in a car parked on the lawmaker‘s route or […]

Afghan coach wins Nansen Award for empowering refugees in Iran

TEHRAN – Rozma Ghafouri, a 29-year-old sports coach, won the UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious annual prize that honors those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help forcibly displaced or stateless people. She is the co-founder of the Youth Initiative Fund project, a community-based initiative that seeks to get refugee children in […]

Is Trump’s Afghan Drawdown Driven By Principles Or Machiavellian Motives?

By Andrew Korybko Source Trump’s decision to cut the number of US troops in Afghanistan from 4500 to 2500 raised questions about whether he’s simply fulfilling a campaign promise out of principle or whether he’s hedging his bets in a Machiavellian way by preemptively attempting to obstruct Biden’s possible foreign policy in the event that […]

ISIS attack hits Afghan capital as Pompeo joins peace talks

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Trump may settle for partial Afghan withdrawal, despite Pentagon shakeup-sources

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Afghan woman shot, blinded, for getting a job

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