Tag: Taliban

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Change to aid rules needed to prevent famine in Afghanistan

Former senior British security and diplomatic chiefs report Afghanistan is heading towards famine. They urge for international conferences to raise funds for the country. After Taliban leaders seized Afghanistan last August, international aid halted and millions plunged into hunger.   The group of officials wrote a letter that addresses the UK government and stresses the importance…

Sport

Afghan Sport and the Struggles Amid Fear and Uncertainty

Following the Taliban’s rapid takeover, Afghan sport has understandably been thrown into confusion. The resilience of all Afghan sportspeople is admirable: whether cricketers still training in Afghanistan despite the mass evacuation taking place, athletes who continued representing their country across the world, or the girls’ national football team who were not lucky enough to make…

Global

The Taliban Continue Their Devastating Advance Through Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan continues to change rapidly as the Taliban take additional provincial capitals. In two weeks, the largely Pashtun-based Islamic fundamentalist force has gone from controlling no regional capitals, despite large territorial gains, to taking the south-western cities of Zaranj and Farah city and the northern cities of Aybak, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Taloqan, Sheberghan,…

Global

Asia Year in Review

A historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has led some to suggest the age of North Korea as a rogue state is coming to an end. The divided North and South have made increasingly conciliatory moves over 2018; however, experts have warned that this may not be the…

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