Feature / Analysis

 Another Anschluss In Crimea


Many Americans have trouble understanding modern Russia or leader Vladimir Putin. That’s in good part because they have little or no understanding of Russia’s history or geopolitics.“The Soviets Union will return” I wrote in 1991 after the collapse of the USSR deprived the Russian imperium of a thir...

 20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do


I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. However, it’s not always the things we do that make the biggest difference in our lives; it’s often the things we avoid doing that have the biggest effect. As...

 100-year-old Saudi beggar dies leaving million-dollar fortune


Over 50 years of panhandling on the streets of Jeddah had taken its toll on her and residents of the downtown al-Balad district never suspected that their blind, haggard centenarian neighbor had secretly amassed a fortune and real estate portfolio that rivaled those of the city’s millionaires.Eisha’...

 Pakistan eyes U.S. military equipment in Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The U.S. military may have another option for disposing of $7 billion worth of armored vehicles and other equipment it’s struggling to get rid of now that its war in Afghanistan is ending. Some of it could be driven across the border and handed over to Pakistan, part of an effor...

 As troops exit Afghanistan, US goes high-tech to monitor taxpayer projects


The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as American troops leave the country. The U.S. Agency for Internationa...

 Karzai Speaks to Parliament About Elections, Taliban and BSA


At the start of the fourth session of Parliament on Saturday, President Hamid Karzai delivered a broad-sweeping speech that touched on foreign interference in the upcoming elections, relations with Pakistan and the Taliban as well as security pact negotiations with the United States. With only weeks...

 ECC Chided for Delayed Disqualifications


Despite provincial council campaigns having started 10 days ago, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has still not completed its review of candidates' qualifications. Many candidates who have been disqualified since the start of the campaign period have openly aired criticisms of the ECC. "The...

 Mohammed Fahim: Controversial Afghan leader a divisive figure until the end


MOHAMMED FAHIM 1957-2014 Mohammed Fahim was a controversial figure in Afghanistan, where he was first vice-president and where he also had a reputation as one of Afghanistan's most powerful, brutal and corrupt warlords. President Hamid Karzai's decision to include him in government dismayed internat...

 The Forgotten Coup - How the Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev


Washington's role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed.Nicaragua is one of the poorest ...

 Afghanistan: We lost the war, but won the battle


At many National Hockey League games in Canada, members of the Canadian Forces are introduced. Far from turning their faces away, as in the song about wounded Australian soldiers returning from the First World War, fans rise for a standing ovation. Such a reaction would have been unlikely before Can...

 The Missing Piece in Ensuring Afghanistan’s Peace


Much has gone right in Afghanistan. It’s more secure, stable, and even optimistic. But there's one final tweak needed before America says goodbye. So now the United States approaches the endgame -- long predicted -- in Afghanistan. While it is tempting at times to simply walk away, doing so serves n...

 Election campaign in full swing in Afghanistan despite Taliban threat


KABUL: Despite the Taliban threat to disrupt the April 5 elections, presidential candidates have stepped up their campaign in the hope of replacing outgoing President Hamid Karzai for the next five years. Since the start of the election campaign on Feb. 2 at least a dozen election workers have been ...

 Karzai says Afghanistan doesn't need US troops


KABUL, Afghanistan: In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely. He reiterated his stance...

 Israel's War on American Universities


The banning of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Northeastern University in Boston on March 7, along with a university threat of disciplinary measures against some of its members, replicates sanctions being imposed against numerous student Palestinian rights groups across the country. The a...

 Afghanistan From the Air


What does an airport say about a country? More than you might think. As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, Jeffrey Stern has surveyed the country from its rooftops and from behind the wheel, capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of a massive war winding down. Now he offers his thir...

 Motorcycling from Kabul to London


Chris Short founder of Shorsec Racing and a former Royal Marine will attempt to ride his motorbike from Kabul to London to raise for Mission Motorsport, a UK-based charity, which aims to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities throug...

 Red Crescent to Launch Mobile Lottery


The Afghan Red Crescent announced on Thursday announced a new mobile-based lottery project aimed at crowd-funding weekly charitable donations. The public will be able to purchase 35 AFG tickets, called "Sacrifice Charity Tickets", by dialing 1313 and following the directions provided. Officials at t...

 Presidential Campaigns Strategies Show Versatility


Since presidential campaigns kicked-off in early February, candidates have employed a variety of different strategies to promote themselves and their platforms, ranging from major media appearances and large gatherings and to thousands from small flyers and door-to-door canvassing. In a new report, ...

 Vietnam coffee production hit by extreme weather


Extreme weather conditions are hitting coffee production in Vietnam, the world's largest exporter of low-end Robusta beans used in instant coffee, an industry official said Friday.Severe cold and drought saw Vietnam's coffee production in the 2013-2014 crop tumble eight percent on the year before, D...

 Putin Opens Up Europe’s Energy Fault Line Along Oder-Neisse


Vladimir Putin’s play to wrest control of Ukraine is accentuating divisions in the European Union over how to balance climate and energy policies, driving a wedge between Germany and its eastern neighbor Poland.By moving forces into the Crimea region, the Russian president caused a jump in natural g...


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Opinion

  • Bridging the abyss

    DESCRIBING his experience of blindness, Prof John Hull of Birmingham U...

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  • USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

    Despite waiver, reviews find U.S. money at riskIn internal government ...

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  • Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan

    Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to ...

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  • Afghan election: Why the Taliban will win

    The West invaded Afghanistan, but Pakistan may have been the "true ene...

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