Month: August 2021

Analysis: War is over but not Biden’s Afghanistan challenges

WASHINGTON — With the final stream of U.S. cargo planes soaring over the peaks of the Hindu Kush, President Joe Biden fulfilled a campaign promise to end America’s longest war, one it could not win. But as the war ended with a chaotic, bloody evacuation that left stranded hundreds of U.S. […]

Ida’s aftermath: No power, no flights, scant drinking water

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana communities beginning the huge task of clearing debris and repairing the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ida are facing the dispiriting prospect of weeks without electricity in the oppressive, late-summer heat. Ida ravaged the region’s power grid, leaving all of New Orleans and hundreds of […]

India announces first formal meeting with Taliban

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 – India’s ambassador to Qatar held talks with a top Taliban leader on Tuesday, the Indian foreign ministry said, the first formal diplomatic engagement since the hardline Islamist group took over Afghanistan. The envoy, Deepak Mittal, met Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, the head of […]

Haiti former first lady calls for help in unraveling husband’s murder

Aug 31 – The widow of Haiti’s slain President Jovenel Moise called on the international community to help track down those responsible for gunning down her husband in a late night raid by suspected mercenaries at the couple’s home in July. Moise’s assassination plunged the Caribbean nation, already plagued by […]

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman says improvement in health infrastructure will lead to confidence in revival of economy

Finance Minister addresses webinar on “Building Healthcare Infrastructure for New India” Over 100 stakeholders from healthcare industry & banks highlighted importance of strengthening Indian healthcare ecosystem specifically targeting underserved areas DELHI, AUGUST 31: Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said that overall improvement of […]

Taliban declare victory from Kabul airport, promise security

By Kathy Gannon and Tameem Akhgar Kabul, Aug 31:  The Taliban triumphantly marched into Kabul’s international airport on Tuesday, hours after the final U.S. troop withdrawal that ended America’s longest war. Standing on the tarmac, Taliban leaders pledged to secure the country, quickly reopen the airport and grant […]

No participation in panchayat polls, Dr. Farooq Abdhullah regrets

Srinagar, Aug 31:  National Conference president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah Tuesday expressed regret that his party didn’t participate in the 2018 panchayat polls. The National Conference had not participated in the panchayat polls held in September 2018 and also boycotted the Block Development […]

UNSC resolution sends “strong signal” of int’l community’s expectations from Afghanistan: Shringla

United Nations, Aug 31: The UN Security Council’s resolution on Afghanistan, adopted under India’s current presidency, “unequivocally” conveys that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any nation, shelter or train terrorists, and this is of “direct importance to India,” Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla […]

Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

WASHINGTON — The United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, some barely […]

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