Tag: Islamic State

View: India and US must wholeheartedly back those who’re standing up to the Taliban

The political problem with Washington’s military withdrawal from Afghanistan is that it’s leaving the Taliban with a sense of victory, emboldening it to undertake military...

Iraqi PM to focus on US troop withdrawal in Biden meeting

Weakened by pro-Iran factions at home, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi will meet with US President Joe Biden on Monday to discuss a possible full...

Afghanistan: What happens if the Taliban takes over Kabul

TASHKENT: The speed of the Taliban advance in Afghanistan and the lackluster resistance from the Afghan National Army has taken by surprise defense and security...

With Afghan pullout, United States ditches ‘forever wars’

Joe Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan has stunned with its speed, but Washington already decided four years ago that it was fed up with “forever wars”...

China looks to step up cooperation with Pakistan as Taliban makes gains in Afghanistan

China has asked Pakistan to step up cooperation to contain the security risks rising from the US and NATO troops withdrawing from Afghanistan and the...

Warlords, jihadists and Islamic republics: the key players in Afghanistan

With US and international troops all but gone from Afghanistan and the Taliban making rapid gains, a number of players are positioning themselves for the...

With military victory elusive, West African nations quietly back talks with Islamists

Two years after local emir Djibril Diallo fled his home in northern Burkina Faso following death threats from Islamist militants, he received an unexpected request:...

Islamic State committed genocide against Yazidis: United Nations experts

The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq announced Monday it has found “clear and compelling evidence” that Islamic State extremists committed genocide...

Explained: Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?

With more than a week of fierce fighting including beheaded bodies in the streets, the battle for the northern Mozambique town of Palma has highlighted...

Bombay HC upholds bail to alleged ISIS member Areeb Majeed

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday upheld a special court’s order granting bail to 27-year-old Areeb Majeed, accused of having links with the Islamic State...

Lloyd J. Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON – Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career,...

From hope to agony, what’s left of the Arab Spring after nearly 10 years?

Beirut: Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts in the Arab world touched off an unlikely series of events that swelled, then dashed many hopes,...

Taliban welcome Trump tweet promising early troop withdrawal

Afghanistan’s Taliban on Thursday welcomed a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he promised to have the last of the U.S.’s troops out of...

multilateralism: View: For the post-coronavirus world, we will need to reinvent multilateralism

Who would have thought that an epidemic gone viral, tears and fears in a locked down world, clear skies and clean air would accompany us...