Opinion

Opinion

But NATO shouldn’t be a golf membership, and cash, the one factor Mr. Trump prizes, is only one, slim measure of the prices and advantages of belonging. This president has proven no understanding of the facility of partnership, and the reciprocal nature of its bonds, in an alliance that stands for one thing far greater […]

‘Insider Attack’ Kills U.S. Service Member in Afghanistan

‘Insider Attack’ Kills U.S. Service Member in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American service member was killed and two others had been wounded in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in what officials described as an “apparent insider attack.” The United States navy, saying the dying in an announcement, didn’t present additional particulars. The wounded service members had been in secure situation, the navy stated. […]

War Robbed Him of His Family, Then His Eyes, Then His Love

War Robbed Him of His Family, Then His Eyes, Then His Love

KABUL, Afghanistan — The final time Zaheer Ahmad Zindani thought he may nonetheless see, he was 17 and in a hospital mattress, closely drugged and coated with shrapnel wounds from a Taliban bomb. He requested the physician for a mirror. “The doctor told me, ‘Son, you don’t have eyes, how will you be able to […]

Opinion

Opinion

KABUL, Afghanistan — About half of Afghanistan’s inhabitants — round 33 million — is younger sufficient to have by no means seen a day of peace. The milestones of their younger lives have been marked by loss and violence. For 38 years now, peace in my nation has remained a dream, a prayer on our […]

Taliban Kill Dozens of Afghan Soldiers, as Cease-Fires Give Way to Violence

Taliban Kill Dozens of Afghan Soldiers, as Cease-Fires Give Way to Violence

Afghan commanders described a way of confusion, saying the Taliban have been making the most of the defensive place through which safety forces remained due to the federal government’s cease-fire extension. “We are not really clear whether this is a truce or not. There is no energy left in the police or in the army […]

The Five Conflicts Driving the Bulk of the World’s Refugee Crisis

The Five Conflicts Driving the Bulk of the World’s Refugee Crisis

South Sudan. Syria. Afghanistan. Myanmar. Somalia. The point out of those nations conjures photographs of violent battle — and of humanity on the transfer. Many within the prosperous West are terrified of a world through which they think about refugees from these nations are flooding into Europe and the United States at report charges. Those […]

A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step

A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step

Zaheer remembers feeling blood on his face, hearth round him, and the screams of his sister. She didn’t make it. Zaheer’s world, from that second, went darkish. “I want to let out my pain,” Zaheer mentioned. “There is a lot of pain tight inside me.” At nights, among the march leaders continued to fulfill locals […]

In Advance of Cease-Fires, Bombings in Afghanistan Kill at Least 18

In Advance of Cease-Fires, Bombings in Afghanistan Kill at Least 18

KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers struck a authorities constructing within the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday, killing not less than 17 individuals, Afghan officers mentioned. Another authorities workplace, within the jap metropolis of Jalalbad, was additionally a bombing goal on Monday, however nobody was killed. A bomb detonated prematurely in a 3rd location, killing one […]

Afghan Leader Declares Unilateral Cease-Fire in Fight Against Taliban

Afghan Leader Declares Unilateral Cease-Fire in Fight Against Taliban

“Afghan national defense and security forces will only stop offensive maneuvers against armed Afghan Taliban and will continue to target Daesh and other foreign-backed terrorist organizations and their affiliates,” he mentioned in reference to Islamic State fighters and different insurgents. Mr. Ghani’s safety officers mentioned the choice to declare a cease-fire was mentioned with military […]