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Trump Fine-Tunes Peace Deal with Taliban

The US President Donald Trump’s remarks at the Oval Office in the White House on August 20 regarding the Afghan peace talks and related issues exuded an overall sense of satisfaction that the “endless war” is finally ending —although issues still remain to be sorted out before the deal is closed. 855 more words


Orphanage, The (2019)

A challenging film to execute tonally, this Afghan drama with surreal insertions of Bollywood-style song-and-dance routines is refreshing to take in.

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CIA Afghan Paramilitaries Prevent Restoration of Peace

By Stephen Lendman


US aggression in Afghanistan continues unabated in its 18th year. Prospects for restoring peace and stability to the war-torn are more illusory than likely. 668 more words


Will the education of girls be part of the agreement with the Taliban?

I remember a public discussion at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, immediately after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the USA. That was the time when the US was planning to `invade’ Afghanistan to suppress the Al Qaeda. 1,360 more words

Video: Suicide bombing at wedding in Kabul kills at least 63 A century after the Anglo-Afghan peace treaty, the Fourth Afghan War is about to escalate

Ever since their migration from Iraq and Syria, Isis has become Washington’s target-of-choice in Afghanistan. And the Taliban – believe it or not – are America’s new best friend… 951 more words


"US Combat Deaths in Afghanistan Hit Highest Level in 5 Years..."

“The death of two U.S. Green Berets in Afghanistan on Wednesday brings to 14 the number of American military personnel killed in combat there this year – the highest annual combat death toll since 2014, and with more than four months of the year yet to run…” 36 more words


Green Beret From La Puente Among 2 Killed in Combat in Afghanistan

The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command on Thursday released the names of the two Green Berets who were killed a day earlier during combat operations in Afghanistan. 314 more words

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