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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.

  • NEWS

    Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

    AFP, Published on 02/04/2018

    » ISLAMABAD: Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials said.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A battle worth fighting

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Towards the end of 12 Strong -- the new Jerry Bruckheimer-produced war movie that hit Thai theatres this week -- there is a scene featuring protagonist Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), in full US army war-gear, leading a charging column of Afghan freedom-fighters on horseback into a Taliban gunline, complete with tanks and missile-launchers. In true Hollywood super-soldier fashion, the captain picks off jihadists left and right while holding his assault rifle one-handed, sprinting his horse headfirst into a flurry of scything machine-gun rounds. He comes out the other side unscathed of course, thanks to his prodigious plot armour, and proceeds to save the day as scores of freedom fighters are cut down all around him.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NEWS

    Pakistan summons US ambassador over angry Trump tweet

    Published on 03/01/2018

    » ISLAMABAD: Pakistan civilian and military chiefs on Tuesday rejected "incomprehensible" US comments after President Donald Trump tweeted angrily about Pakistani "lies and deceit", with Islamabad summoning the US ambassador.

  • OPINION

    Free pass for Premchai

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Re: 'Threat to justice', (Editorial, April 9).

  • LIFESTYLE

    War from a woman's perspective

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2018

    » Simple, direct, articulate, Christina Lamb spoke with lucidity about war, conflict and hope. In Bangkok last week as guest of BangkokEdge Festival, where she gave a talk about her books, including I Am Malala, the respected British journalist shared her first-hand view about trouble in the world and also women's place in war.

  • NEWS

    Trump rips, threatens to cut 'foolish' US aid to Pakistan

    Reuters, Published on 02/01/2018

    » WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States has "foolishly" handed Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return and pledged to put a stop to it.

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