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Siddiqui was captured alive by Taliban who verified his Indian identity and then executed him: Report
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Siddiqui was captured alive by Taliban who verified his Indian identity and then executed him: Report

A report in the Washington Examiner says that Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui was not simply killed in a crossfire in Afghanistan but was captured alive by Taliban who then verified his Indian identity and then executed him. The report specifically claims that ‘Siddiqui was alive when the Taliban captured him. The Taliban verified Siddiqui’s identity […]

China hobnobs with Taliban through Pakistan: Is this the emergence of the new ‘Axis of Evil’?
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China hobnobs with Taliban through Pakistan: Is this the emergence of the new ‘Axis of Evil’?

Sudden international political developments are happening in South Asia which has bilateral, regional and global ramifications, especially India . Until a few days back Taliban were pariah’s of the world but now are getting recognized and legitimized by few nations for their narrow political interests. World knew when in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden was […]

US and NATO promise to pay $4B a year until 2024 to Afghan forces
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US and NATO promise to pay $4B a year until 2024 to Afghan forces

The U.S. and NATO have promised to pay $4 billion a year until 2024 to finance Afghanistan’s military and security forces, which are struggling to contain an advancing Taliban. Reports show that the U.S. has spent nearly $89 billion over the past 20 years to build, equip and train Afghan forces. Throughout the war, U.S. […]

Britain to deploy two warships in East Asia permanently
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Britain to deploy two warships in East Asia permanently

Britain will be deploying two warships in East Asian water permanently. The deployment would likely happen after September when its aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth and escort ships sail to Japan through the South and East China Seas. China is engaged in a duel for influence with the United States and Japan in the South and […]

Cost of war in Afghanistan – Common Civilians have paid the Highest Price
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Cost of war in Afghanistan – Common Civilians have paid the Highest Price

War in Afghanistan has destroyed lives in a circle of violence. Continuous war for decades has resulted in breakdown of public health, security, and infrastructure. Civilians have been killed by crossfire, IEDs, assassinations, bombings and raids. Statistics show that out of the 241,000 killed since 2001 in Afghanistan, more than 71,000 have been civilians. Unexploded […]

‘Operation Allies Refuge’: US announces operation to evacuate Afghans who helped its troops in fighting the Taliban
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‘Operation Allies Refuge’: US announces operation to evacuate Afghans who helped its troops in fighting the Taliban

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced plans to evacuate Afghanistan citizens who assisted US troops in fighting the Taliban. The the mission named ‘Operation Allies Refuge’ unveiled by the White House on Thursday will begin in the last week of July. Flights out of the war-torn country will begin at the end of July ahead of the final withdrawal of US troops by August 31 said Ambassador Ross Wilson, the US Chargé d’Affaires in Kabul.