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  • NEWS

    Heavy fighting as Taliban attack western Afghan city

    AFP, Published on 15/05/2018

    » HERAT, Afghanistan: Afghan aircraft Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital, with fearful residents seeking shelter from explosions and gunfire.

  • NEWS

    Afghan official: Taliban attack local police, killing 8

    Associated Press, Published on 22/02/2018

    » KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan official says Taliban fighters have attacked a police security post in central Ghazni province, killing eight local police.

  • LEARNING

    Afghan Buddha statues in danger

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 14/11/2012

    » A group of about 100 monks and Buddhists called on the United Nations and Unesco yesterday to help save the remains of ancient Buddha sculptures threatened by a copper mining project in Afghanistan.

  • NEWS

    US Defense Secretary Mattis resigns over Syria pullout

    AFP, Published on 21/12/2018

    » WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned on Thursday, leading a chorus of protests at home and abroad after President Donald Trump ordered a complete troop pullout from Syria and a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Isis destroyed

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 06/09/2018

    » As most of the hijackers responsible for the 9/11 outrage were Saudi Arabian, it stands to reason that the US would take the kingdom to task. Instead, Washington turned its ire on Afghanistan and Iraq. How could that be? In fact, it made sense. America is Saudi's biggest oil customer and didn't want it to stop flowing, the more than 3,000 dead at New York's Twin Towers notwithstanding.

  • OPINION

    Global turmoil and Thailand's political reset

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 21/12/2018

    » As the world moves into 2019, there is a consensus that the roughly seven-decade-old rules-based liberal international order no longer works. Either it has to be fundamentally revamped to suit new realities and the international distribution of power and wealth, or it will be increasingly violated and marginalised. In a remarkable parallel, Thailand's hitherto political order that lasted about seven decades also requires adjustment and recalibration.

  • OPINION

    The long, distant echoes of World War I resonate

    News, Published on 12/11/2018

    » A hundred years ago yesterday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I in Europe ended. It had cost tens of millions of lives, utterly destroyed the existing political order, and paved the way for the rise of fascism and a repeat performance of global conflict in the form of World War II.

  • NEWS

    Pompeo lands in Pakistan seeking 'reset' in US ties

    AFP, Published on 05/09/2018

    » ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Islamabad Wednesday to meet new Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying he was hoping to "reset the relationship" with Pakistan which has worsened in recent months.

  • OPINION

    Van axeing is folly

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/09/2018

    » Re: "1/4 of city's public vans to be retired", (BP, Sept 25).

  • BUSINESS

    Can Modi repeat?

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 24/09/2018

    » A day is a long time in politics, so they say. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in power for four years and four months, and his day of reckoning with the voters is still seven months away.

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