US invasion of Afghanistan
Day 5 of Assange trial: Wikileaks’ publication of Afghan War Logs was basis for ICC case

Today’s witness presented by the defense, Eric Lewis, tried to impress upon the fact that once Assange could be subjected to arbitrary detention methods and highlighted the tremendous contributions of Wikileaks in advancing an ICC investigation of the US

International Criminal Court condemns US sanctions on its officials

The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced sanctions against ICC officials over its investigation into allegations of war crimes against the US troops in Afghanistan

Afghanistan ceasefire Taliban ceasefire brightens hopes for talks in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, which would be the third since June 2019. The ceasefire comes after a particularly brutal few weeks of clashes between the group and government forces

US sanctions ICC US sanctions International Criminal Court over war crimes investigations in Afghanistan

US president Donald Trump has opposed investigations into war crimes committed by the US-led forces in Afghanistan since 2003. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo termed the ICC a ‘kangaroo court’

Taliban prisoners released Afghan government to release 900 more Taliban prisoners, urges Taliban to extend Eid ceasefire

The Afghan government has released close to 1,100 Taliban prisoners since February this year, in response to which the Taliban has released about 300 Afghan security forces personnel

Ashraf Ghani Ashraf Ghani is declared winner of Afghanistan’s presidential polls but crisis continues

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan declared president Ashraf Ghani the winner with 50.64% of the votes but his main rival Abdullah Abdullah rejected the results and said he would form his own government

US soliders killed in Afghanistan Two US soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The two US servicemen were killed in a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. Two others were seriously injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack

Is Afghanistan headed for a run-off election?

As per electoral law, Afghanistan’s election commission has to address the large number of complaints that have emerged following the declaration of preliminary results that declared Ashraf Ghani as the winner

NATO should be obsolete

The 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization that met in London on December 4 is a stale military holdover from the Cold War days that should have gracefully retired many years ago.

Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan's war-weary people Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan’s war-weary people

As many as 16 candidates are fighting to win the support of more than 9.6 million voters in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The elections on September 28 are taking place amid rising violence by the Taliban and more attacks by US and government forces

John Bolton is gone but some things never change John Bolton is gone but some things never change

Former arms industry executive Charles Kupperman has stepped in as interim national security advisor, symbolizing the essential continuity in US foreign policy even in the age of Donald Trump

Trump's decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers Trump’s decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers

Observers are surprised at Trump’s decision as the Taliban had never promised to end violence as a precondition for the talks. Trump’s citing the death of a soldier for his decision is also puzzling as the US continued talks despite 15 of its dying in Afghanistan this year

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