The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

By : Craig Whitlock @CraigMWhitlock , Amazon LinkCraig Michael Whitlock (born 26 March 1968) is a journalist working for The Washington Post, where he is responsible for covering the Pentagon and national security. He has worked as a staff…
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After Afghanistan, Pakistan Eyeing ‘More Aggressive’ Tactics in Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan’s ISI, widely acknowledged to be in a stronger position in wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, may be eyeing a more aggressive strategy in J&K, according to sources in the Indian security establishment. As part of this…
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In First Rebuke, Iran Slams Taliban for Panjshir Violence

In a first direct rebuke of the Taliban since the group took control of the Afghan capital Kabul last month, Iran on Monday termed developments in the besieged Panjshir valley as "worrying", Anadolu Agency reported. Speaking to reporters in…
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Cairo Proposes Establishing Arab Development Project to Support Palestinian Economy

Egypt’s Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan has proposed establishing an integrated Arab development project aimed at creating job opportunities for Palestinians and supporting the Palestinian economy. Saafan’s remarks came during the second…
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Syria Ready to Transit Gas and Electricity to Crisis-hit Lebanon

Syria has agreed to help crisis-hit Lebanon by letting gas and electricity transit through its territory, an official said on Saturday during the first high-level visit from Beirut to Damascus since Syria’s civil war erupted. Harsh fuel shortages…
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The United States Left Afghanistan Littered With Decaying Factories, Schools and Offices

The Afghan countryside is littered with abandoned and decaying power plants, prisons, schools, factories, office buildings and military bases, according to a watchdog, the legacy of the 20-year effort the United States to fund the creation…
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Panjshir Valley, Last Resistance Holdout in Afghanistan, Falls to the Taliban

The Taliban on Monday seized Panjshir province, a restive mountain region that was the final holdout of resistance forces in the country, cementing the group’s total control over Afghanistan a week after U.S. forces departed the country.…