US Military Troops Leave Afghanistan: End of Longest American War

It was a startling picture – one lone military soldier walking across the Kabul airport, stone-faced, carrying his firearm, getting ready to climb aboard an aircraft taking away the final US soldier from Afghanistan. Major General Chris Donahue was aboard the last flight carrying US forces out of the [...]

The Evacuation Efforts in Afghanistan Remain Fluid as Situation Changes Hourly

The only predictable aspect of the evacuation efforts of Allied Forces and refugees in Afghanistan is its unpredictability. The situation changes hourly amid chaos from all quarters. The Taliban has said it will uphold evacuation efforts by August 31, but history has proved that we cannot depend on the [...]

Afghanistan Falls To The Taliban In Rapid Takeover

With lightning speed, the Taliban surprised all estimated guesses at how long it would take the militant group to takeover Afghanistan. Ten days after it initiated its advance, the Taliban completed its mission, seizing the capital, Kabul, in just one day – Sunday. Streets were eerily quiet as residents [...]

Resurgence Of Taliban After Allied Forces Withdraw

America’s longest war in Afghanistan is 20 years old, and allied combatants are showing their battle fatigue by withdrawing troops and in the opinion of some, “abandoning the ship.” U.S. President Biden announced that all American troops would be out by one September. The U.K. and other allies are [...]

Tunisia Faces Turmoil Threatening Its Young Democracy

Tunisia ignited the “Arab Spring” a decade ago when public outcries against its government erupted and ended the regime of its autocratic leader. The world applauded the bold effort to give birth to a new democratic government. However, the result has been disappointing. Recent actions by President Kais Saied [...]

Mali’s Interim President Survives an Attempted Assassination

Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita was the target of an attempted stabbing on Tuesday, 20 July. The attack occurred at the Grand Mosque in the capital, Bamako, marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The attacker was quickly subdued by authorities. He posed as an usher at the mosque. [...]

Assaults Against Christianity Intensify In Sudan

On 5 July, a car with darkened windows blocked a vehicle carrying Mr. Boutros Badawi, an advisor to Sudan’s Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments, as he was traveling home. An assailant pointed a gun at Mr. Badawi’s head and threatened to kill him if he continued to issue [...]

Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalates into all out war

“There is nothing new under the sun.” The old adage certainly describes the current escalation of conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians in Israel and the adjoining Gaza Strip, currently managed by the militant Islamic group, Hamas. This past week has seen the most current flareup of hostilities. [...]

Military Junta Creates Chaos in Myanmar

In February, Myanmar’s military staged a coup, ousting the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi which won in a landslide election. Resistance and demonstrations against the takeover have steadily increased as civilians face horror and inhumanity at the hands of the Junta. More than 800 have been [...]

COVID-19 Virus Surges Once again in India

Like an ugly beast that just won’t die, the Covid-19 virus is surging once again in India. Statistics from India have not been that reliable in reporting the accuracy of the rate of infections in the country, but apparently the new variant is highly transmissible. It is doing what [...]

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