Tag: public security

Opinion: After spending trillions of dollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts but blood in the sand

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an...

NOT Made in the USA: Defense contractor sentenced for selling U.S. military millions in goods made in China but labelled as American

It was as far from being made in the USA as you can get. A Virginia-based defense contractor has been sentenced to nearly five years...

Opinion: Afghanistan will not define Joe Biden’s presidency

Last month, a Gallup survey asked Americans to name the “most important problem” facing the nation. There was a long list of matters, all of...

What the Afghan government’s collapse might mean for the U.S. stock market

After 20 years in the shadows, the Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan, raising questions about stability in the Middle East and stoking some...

Taliban Make New Gains in Afghanistan, Putting Kabul in Crisis

KABUL—The Taliban captured the capital of the strategic Samangan province on Monday after a prominent pro-government commander switched sides, nearly completing their sweep of northern...

Taliban Seize Key Target Kunduz, Other Cities in Northern Afghanistan

KABUL—Afghan government defenses collapsed in key cities in northern Afghanistan, as the Taliban seized the strategic hub of Kunduz and overran two other provincial capitals,...

Taliban Capture Second Provincial Capital, Tightening Grip on Afghanistan

KABUL—Taliban fighters seized the capital of northern Afghanistan’s Jowzjan province Saturday, the second such provincial center to fall to the insurgency in two days, as...

U.S. Says Drone Fragments Recovered From Israeli-Linked Tanker Point to Iran’s Role in Attack

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said Friday that drone fragments recovered from an Israeli-linked merchant vessel damaged in a fatal attack in the Arabian Sea last week...

Iran Swears In President Ebrahim Raisi as Unease Grows in West

For the first time in years, all branches of power in Iran are under the control of hard-liners after a protégé of the supreme leader...

Taliban Commander Who Led Attack on Afghan City Was Released From Prison Last Year, Officials Say

KABUL—The Taliban commander overseeing an assault on the key southern city of Lashkargah is one of 5,000 former prisoners released by the Afghan government last...

U.S. Expands Refugee Program for Afghans Amid Rise in Violence

The U.S. will make it easier for more Afghans to apply to come to the country as refugees, the State Department said Monday, following a...

U.S. Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Israeli-Linked Tanker

The U.S. joined the U.K. and Israel Sunday in blaming Iran for a fatal drone strike last week on an Israeli-linked tanker near the coast...

Hong Kong Cuts Ties With Teachers Union, Saying It Incited Protests

HONG KONG—Authorities in Hong Kong said they would cut ties with the city’s largest teacher’s union, in the latest attempt to change an education system...

Covid-19 Vaccine Health Pass Fuels French Protests

French protesters took to the streets for the third consecutive Saturday to protest new restrictions on people unvaccinated against Covid-19, a growing movement that threatens...

Hong Kong Protester, First to Be Sentenced Under China’s National Security Law, Gets Nine Years

HONG KONG—The first person convicted under the national-security law imposed by Beijing was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday, in a case closely watched...

U.S. Combat Role in Iraq to End This Year, Biden Says

WASHINGTON—President Biden said the U.S. combat mission in Iraq would conclude by the end of 2021, but the U.S. military would continue to work with...

U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes in Afghanistan as Taliban Offensive Nears Kandahar

The U.S. has stepped up airstrikes in southern Afghanistan amid growing apprehension over a Taliban offensive threatening Kandahar, the country’s second-largest city and spiritual capital...

Haiti’s Slain President’s Funeral Marked by Rage, Protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—In front of a mourning family and foreign dignitaries, President Jovenel Moïse was laid to rest Friday in a country riven by deepening strife...

U.S., Iraq to Agree That Combat Troops Should Leave by End of 2021

Top Iraqi and U.S. officials plan to issue a statement calling for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by year-end, both nations’ officials said, but...

U.S. Expands Efforts to Relocate Afghans at Risk of Taliban Vengeance

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military is preparing to house as many as 35,000 Afghan interpreters and family members at two American bases, in Kuwait and in Qatar,...

Hong Kong Police Arrest Five Over Children’s Books Depicting Protesters as Sheep

Hong Kong’s national-security police arrested five people for allegedly conspiring to commit sedition through a series of picture books that portray sheep being targeted by...

Biden Administration Blames Hackers Tied to China for Microsoft Cyberattack Spree

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration Monday publicly blamed hackers affiliated with China’s main intelligence service for a far-reaching cyberattack on Microsoft Corp. email software this year, part...

South Africa President Says Rioting Following Predecessor’s Arrest Was Attempted Insurrection

JOHANNESBURG—South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that the unrest that followed the arrest of his predecessor was a coordinated campaign to start an insurrection against the country’s...

Some Haiti Assassination Suspects Once Received U.S. Training, Pentagon Says

Some of the former Colombian soldiers arrested for suspected involvement in the assassination of Haiti’s president took part in a training program with the U.S....

Cannes Film Festival, Risking China’s Ire, to Screen Hong Kong Protest Documentary

The Cannes Film Festival plans to screen a controversial new documentary on Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy unrest on Friday, courting another film-industry clash with Beijing...