A huge cache of arms, ammunition and sophisticated military equipment was left behind by the United States and its NATO allies when they pulled out their forces in 2021. Since the Taliban takeover, a chunk of this military gear and weapons has also found way into the arms black market, from where the ruling Taliban has been making money through their sale
The bottom line is that in the Korean War, the US confronted the hard truth that threatening a nuclear attack would not be enough to win the war
In today’s episode, we take a look at a probe into killings in Afghanistan, protests in Lebanon against the economic crisis, demonstrations against the death of a protester in Peru, and a strike by Starbucks workers in the US
In today’s episode, we take a look at the national strike in Greece, a report on the killing of children by British forces in Afghanistan, votes on slavery in the US midterms, and a report by the Brazilian army on the recent elections
During this period, the UK acknowledged the death of only 16 children. The report by Action on Armed Violence, an anti-war group, confirms the general trend of NATO countries underreporting the number of civilian casualties caused in their operations abroad
A years-long investigation by BBC Panorama has revealed evidence of the repeated killings of unarmed Afghan civilians and detainees by the UK’s elite Special Air Service, and the attempted cover-up.
22.8 million people in Afghanistan are facing potentially life-threatening food insecurity this winter. The World Food Programme has warned that 8.7 million people are nearing famine-like conditions.
The Taliban government faces an unprecedented situation of economic collapse as it graples with decades of corruption and being shut off international aid
Under the US occupation, Afghanistan’s health system became completely dependent on international NGOs. The country does not have a proper public health system of its own
The health infrastructure set up during the US occupation was already inadequate to meet people’s needs, and now it faces new challenges after the Taliban’s victory. Many Afghans struggle to access health care due to the high cost and the long distances they need to travel, often through conflict zones
Vijay Prashad explains the Taliban’s defeat of the US-backed government in Afghanistan following the US troop withdrawal
Bagram base, about 60km north of Kabul, has been the centre for US operations since the invasion in 2001.