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Afghanistan‘s Generation Z – a photo essay Afghanistan’s Generation Z has grown up in a 17-year window overshadowed by war and a heavy international presence and now faces an uncertain future and the possibility of stark change The start of 2019 has brought for Afghanistan a tantalising hope of peace, as the Taliban sat down for talks first with Americans in Qatar and with senior members of the Afghan elite in Moscow Hundreds of thousands have migrated in the years since 2014, when most foreign forces left
Can Petro Poroshenko win Ukraine's presidential race? Ukraine's incumbent is lagging behind in polls, but he still has time to manipulate political events to his advantage. In the last couple of years, Ukrainian forces have been advancing into the buffer zone which divides the warring sides as per the Minsk agreements of 2015 Speaking at the end of 2018, Poroshenko's adviser Yuriy Biriukov said that Ukrainian armed forces have liberated practically the entire grey zone ABOUT THE AUTHOR Leonid Ragozin Leonid Ragozin is a freelance journalist based in Riga
Soldier killed when 'insane death trap' vehicle flipped over at army base John “Jock” McKelvie, 51, died after a Jackal he was driving rolled over during a training exercise in Catterick, Yorkshire An Afghan lorry passes a British Army's Jackal armored vehicle (Image: REUTERS) Read More Sandhurst female cadet found dead in apparent suicide after 'drunken party' probe So many deaths and injuries in Afghanistan were unnecessary and brought about by enhanced stupidity bolstered by bad tactics, misleading training, blind faith and duff equipment
Myanmar forces violating human rights in Rakhine unrest: Amnesty Amnesty says military shelling villages, limiting access to food and keeping humanitarian groups out. They suspected soldiers of the theft because troops had been expected to secure the area Amnesty said it had also gathered evidence that the military and police were abusing the law to detain and prosecute civilians, including Aung Tun Sein, a Mro village leader who had been picked up in the wake of an outbreak of fighting in the area around his village in mid-January and remained in jail
Who Was Walter Jones? North Carolina Congressman Dead At 76 Walter Jones broke his hip at his home on Jan.14 and underwent a surgery the following day. A week later, he was taken to hospice care after his health deteriorated. Several politicians took to Twitter to offer their condolences A week later, he was taken to hospice care after his health deteriorated Jones’ (NC-3) health has declined after sustaining a broken hip last week 428 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., March 12, 2014
Opinion | In Pakistan, a Pashtun Cry for Equality and Justice The country’s powerful military is trying to crush a nonviolent movement for civil rights. protesters were killed and dozens injured after Taliban fighters fired at them leader, she was detained and held incommunicado in an unknown place for 30 hours before being released Related Opinion | Raza Wazir To Be Young and Pashtun in Pakistan March 9, 2018 Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen is the leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement
Trump's private schedules are leaked AGAIN despite hunt for 'mole' Monday's schedule indicated that President Trump's day began at 8am with three hours of executive time. On Tuesday, he had seven total hours of executive time. Last week, in an unprecedented leak to Axios, Trump's daily schedules showed the president spent 60 percent of the last three months in 'executive time.' Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended the use of the president's executive time in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd on 'Meet the Press' on Sunday.' 'You and I have had this conversation I think before, which is this show lasts an hour
Brexit 'lose-lose situation' for EU, UK' She has promised that, if she does not bring a revised deal by Feb. 13, lawmakers will debate Brexit on Feb. 14 They gave a presentation on the EU's activities last year, such as the EU-Korea summit in Brussels and the 55 years of diplomatic relations between EU and Korea, as well as its 2019 goals on security, the refugee crisis, human rights, North Korea and climate change
Poland could be better by Radoslaw Sikorski As the eurozone flirted with disaster in 2011, Radoslaw Sikorski took the stage at a high-level gathering in Berlin Since Law and Justice ousted Civic Platform in 2015, Poland’s foreign policy has been pockmarked by rows Sikorski’s term was bookended by Russia’s war with Georgia in 2008 and its annexation of Crimea six years later
Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace It's the first time in Afghanistan for Pat Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, who took over as Defence Secretary when Jim Mattis suddenly resigned. Shanahan's views on the Afghan war are not widely known The push was focused on the village of Baghouz, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in the south-eastern Syria province of Deir al-Zour AP, Reuters War Afghanistan USA Most Viewed in World Loading
Acting Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan, supports Kabul role in... Acting U.S. defense secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on Monday ... The next round of talks is due in Qatar on Feb. 25 Michael Kugelman, a South Asia specialist at the Woodrow Wilson Center, said Shanahan’s main priority in Kabul should be to address Afghan government concerns Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Defiant Leaker Amid White House Probe Reveals Trump Still Ticking Off 'Executive Time' The president is refusing to change his schedule despite criticism over what sources characterize as easy time. Sources told Axios that the term is a euphemism for the time the president spends hanging out in his residence watching TV, tweeting, making phone calls and holding impromptu meetings When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing, Trump tweeted I had no choice but to work very long hours! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019 Download
IMF backs Fed rate pause citing rising global risks The International Monetary Fund’s new chief economist has backed the Federal Reserve’s decision to shelve interest rate increases, citing weakening momentum and considerable and rising risks to the global outlook the hope is that there will be resolution soon, she said
Acting US Defense Secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Kabul to join peace talks Afghan officials were treated to a surprise visit by the acting US Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, who arrived unannounced, apparently to discuss peace talks and the prospects for American military presence in the region. In December, the Trump administration ordered the military to start devising plans to withdraw roughly 7,000 personnel from Afghanistan in the coming months Over the past few weeks, a US delegation has been engaged in talks with the Afghan officials trying to prepare for a US pullout Share it with a friend! Trends: Afghanistan news Kabul news Pentagon newsUS news
US: Shutdown looms as talks stall over detention policies Possibility of new government shutdown emerges as Republican and Democrat lawmakers clash over immigration enforcement. This time, Mulvaney signaled that the White House may be willing to take whatever congressional money comes - even if less than Trump's goal -  and then supplement that with other government funds I think the big problem here is this has become pretty much an ego negotiation, Yarmouth added