War in Afghanistan
Almost 7 trillion dollars spent by US on defense since 2001 went to private companies

A study by the Costs of War project notes that the policy of involving private players in the defense sector has led to the undermining of attempts to seek diplomatic solutions. It has also led to the invention of new threats to keep the defense budget extraordinarily high 

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

Protestors launch Global Week of Action for Democracy in Swaziland and other stories

Today we look at renewed protests for democracy in Swaziland, the new government announced by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and more

Afghanistan Panjshir valley Taliban claims victory over rebel forces in Panjshir valley, announces end of war in Afghanistan 

According to reports, the leader of the resistance in Panjshir valley, Ahmad Massoud, and vice-president in the Ashraf Ghani-led government, Amrullah Saleh, have fled the country

Afghanistan children Nearly 33,000 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan since 2005

According to Save the Children, the actual number of children killed in Afghanistan in the last two decades is likely to be much higher as the data does not include victims of starvation, disease and poverty

After 20 years, countless deaths and a Taliban victory, US finally leaves Afghanistan

The US diplomatic mission has also temporarily been shifted to Doha from Kabul. The US and coalition forces evacuated 123,000 people from Kabul, including 6,000 US citizens, since August 14

Islamic State claims rocket attack on Kabul airport and other stories

Today we look at civilian casualties in a US drone strike in Kabul, police violence during a farmers’ protest in India, and more

US Supreme Court ends pandemic-related federal ban on evictions and other stories

Today we look at the lifting of a federal ban on evictions in the US, the Struggle for Life protest by Indigenous communities in Brazil, and more

Casualties reported after bombing and gunfire outside Kabul airport and other stories

Today we look at the explosions outside the Kabul airport, the Danish government’s intervention in a historic nurses strike, and more

Israeli forces open fire during protests against blockade of Gaza and other stories

Today we look at protests in Gaza against the Israeli blockade, the evacuations in Afghanistan and a looming hunger crisis, and more

How the Taliban chased the West out of Afghanistan

Immediately following the Taliban’s defeat of the US-backed government, the country’s assets were frozen, further aggravating the economic crisis in the country

Afghan civilians face uncertainty as G7 to discuss evacuations and other stories

Today we look at the latest in Afghanistan, Israeli attacks on Gaza, workers strikes in Denmark and Seoul, and the situation of women amid the pandemic

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