Biden Reportedly Assured Allies US Would Keep Force in Kabul to Ensure Security Before Taliban Blitz

The United States, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and other US allies in NATO have shuttered their embassies in Afghanistan and evacuated diplomatic personnel following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban last Sunday. Washington hopes to evacuate all troops, diplomats, US nationals, and Afghans who assisted the occupation by 31 August. … Read More >Biden Reportedly Assured Allies US Would Keep Force in Kabul to Ensure Security Before Taliban Blitz

Taliban Fighters With US Weapons and American Gear Pose for Iwo Jima Flag Raising-Style Photoshoot

While the Sunni extremist group banned television, radio and newspapers during its original reign over Afghanistan in the 1990s, it has proven extremely adept at using social media to spread its message, and propaganda, in its more recent campaign against the US and its Kabul government allies. … Read More >Taliban Fighters With US Weapons and American Gear Pose for Iwo Jima Flag Raising-Style Photoshoot

Ex-Bolivian President Anez Tried to Harm Herself While in Jail, Government Minister Says

Just this Wednesday, the ex-president was reportedly taken to a hospital in El Alto, western Bolivia, without prior notification, for already the third time in two weeks. At the time, local media, citing Anez’s family, stated that she was likely to get a CT scan. … Read More >Ex-Bolivian President Anez Tried to Harm Herself While in Jail, Government Minister Says

Hezbollah’s Vast ‘Land of Tunnels’ Can Reportedly Accommodate ‘Pick-up Trucks With Rocket Launchers’

After the 2014 Gaza War, the discovery of tunnels dug by the militant organisation Hamas prompted the IDF to boost the search for cross-border Hezbollah tunnels. In 2013 locals in northern Israel reported hearing digging, but nothing was found. Israeli Defence Forces finally used seismic sensors and radar systems to locate the structures in 2018. … Read More >Hezbollah’s Vast ‘Land of Tunnels’ Can Reportedly Accommodate ‘Pick-up Trucks With Rocket Launchers’

A Tale of Two Withdrawals: Why Soviet and US Pull-Outs From Afghanistan Were So Different

Washington’s disorganised and haphazard pull-out from Kabul comes in sharp contrast to how the USSR left the country in February 1989, says American independent journalist Max Parry, recalling how the US political establishment tried to create a Vietnam-style Afghan quagmire … Read More >A Tale of Two Withdrawals: Why Soviet and US Pull-Outs From Afghanistan Were So Different