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
A recent referendum has brought about major changes to Mali’s constitution and laid the foundations for elections next year. Despite challenges posed by separatist groups and Islamist insurgency, there is hope that the referendum is a step in the right direction
The Southern District Judge of New York, George Daniels, stated that federal courts lack the jurisdiction to seize funds from Afghanistan’s central bank
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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.