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Is this the end of the French project in Africa’s Sahel?

Mali recently announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel. From the beginning, it was clear that the formation of the G5 Sahel was encouraged by France, and that the real focus was to be security.

Afghan frozen assets Afghans oppose US move to seize half of country’s frozen assets, call it illegal and unjust

Amid severe opposition and criticism, the Joe Biden administration decided last week to divert nearly half of the USD 7 billion Afghan frozen assets it holds to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks

Report finds Canadian TRC’s major calls to action still unaddressed and other stories

Today we look at a report on the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, France’s withdrawal from the Timbuktu military base in Mali, and more

Assadullah Gul Gitmo US detention of Afghan man at Guantanamo is illegal, says court

Assadullah Gul has spent 14 years at the Guantanamo detention center without being formally charged and tried. He is one of the 39 remaining detainees and underwent physical and psychological torture

Saudi-led military coalition claims to have killed more than 160 Houthi fighters in Yemen

Fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis has intensified around the city of Marib, one of the last strongholds of the western-backed Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi in the north of the country

20 years of the ‘War on Terror:’ Horrific costs, no end in sight

Successive US administrations used the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to pursue endless wars which achieved nothing but death of millions of people and destruction of countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, China forges ties with the Taliban

With no end in sight to the internal conflict in Afghanistan, China has been meeting with regional players to build a strategy which seeks to guarantee peace and stability for all

The looming civil war that threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan and China

The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war in Afghanistan is set to culminate with the Taliban’s return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, making a full return

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks amid sham US withdrawal

The US has stated that it is leaving the country, but it has not publicly talked about any plans for the exit of the undisclosed 1,000 troops, the special forces, private contractors, etc.

United States withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really

What will it actually take for the two-decades long war in Afghanistan to end and for Afghanis to finally live in peace? Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad explain

French air strike in January killed 19 unarmed civilians in Mali, says UN report

A probe by the UN mission in Mali concluded that French airplanes attacked a wedding party in a village named Bounti on January 3, killing 22 men, only three of whom were armed

Iraq protests Iraqis protest government’s 2021 employment policy, demand public sector jobs

Protests in capital Baghdad saw thousands mobilize outside the prime minister’s office even as the Iraqi parliament continues to debate the 2021 budget for over a month. Protesters in the oil-rich southern region also forcefully shut down an oil field