Advertisements


Lessons from Afghanistan

One wonders which is worse for a developing country with no economic or military muscle: to be consigned to the margins of global affairs, or to serve as a recurrent battleground of rival world powers. Throughout its long and fabled history, Afghanistan had known that because of its strategic location in Central and South Asia, […] The post Lessons from Afghanistan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 22nd, 2021

Priests to specialize on faithful weighed down by pandemic

Priests in Manila will be taking lessons to specialize in fields that would enable them to offer better emotional support to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

The US on Afghanistan soil

We usually see scenes of people clinging to an aircraft or falling from it, but these are in the movies. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Legacies and lessons for the next government

It’s been 38 years since that fateful day on August 21, 1983, when Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was assassinated by his military captors at the tarmac of what was then the Manila International Airport. This tragic moment in history awakened the nation in what was globally branded as the peaceful “People Power” revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

US tells citizens to avoid Kabul airport due to security threats

The United States on Saturday urged its citizens in Afghanistan to avoid traveling to Kabul airport, citing "potential security threats" near its gates......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

US VP Harris begins Asia trip amid Afghan debacle

Vice President Kamala Harris began a trip to Asia Sunday where she will offer reassurances of Washington's commitment to the region after the chaotic US pullout from Afghanistan and Taliban takeover......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Taliban inherit untapped $1T minerals trove

The Taliban now hold the keys to an untouched trillion-dollar trove of minerals including some that could power the world’s transition to renewable energies, but Afghanistan has long struggled to tap its vast deposits......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

US evacuates 3,800 people from Afghanistan – Televisa News

Department of Defense America Today, August 21, 2021 indicated that there were “in the last 24 hours” 3,800 people evacuated people, which since last week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Kabul evacuation intensifies

KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — The US military in Afghanistan sent helicopters to rescue over 150 Americans unable to reach the Kabul airport gates, an official said Friday, in the first evidence that US forces were willing and able to go beyond the US-secured compound to help people seeking evacuation. The news came as American officials […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Afghanistan, world’s top source of heroin

Afghanistan is providing to more or less the whole world, except for the Americas, which are supplied by Mexico, and there’s also some cultivation in Colombia......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s situation bulletin, 42 Filipinos are still requesting company or government repatriation. Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy in Islamabad has […] The post 49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Thirteen countries will receive deported Afghans, details of the United States

Thirteen countries, including four from Latin America, have so far agreed to receive at least temporary Afghans expelled from Afghanistan and more than a dozen.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul

An Afghan footballer who played for the national youth team fell to his death after trying to cling to a US plane airlifting people out of Taliban-controlled Kabul, a sports federation said Thursday. The General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of Afghanistan, a government institution that worked with sporting groups, confirmed the death of […] The post Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Why US lost its 20-year war in Afghanistan

Standing firm on his decision to end America’s longest war by withdrawing the remaining US military forces in Afghanistan, President Joseph Biden this week made two significant public acknowledgments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Duque does a Biden

Last Monday, US President Biden told Americans and the world that he did not regret his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan rapidly, incompetently and, yes, stealthily (as in the case of the midnight departure from Bagram Airbase). As the Wall Street Journal so graphically noted, Biden was "determined in retreat, defiant in surrender and confident in the rightness of consiging the country to Jihadist rule." .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Afghanistan minute by minute: the Taliban crush those who oppose it

Afghans celebrate their country’s 102nd Independence Day with the national flag in Kabul. (Photo by Wakeel Khader/AFP via Getty Images) A crowd of Afghans in.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

OFWs from Afghanistan to receive financial aid

Financial aid and other assistance await overseas Filipino workers returning from conflict-torn Afghanistan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Evacuation bid of 90 Pinoy in Kabul fails

Flight cancellations have hampered government efforts to evacuate the remaining 90 Filipinos in Afghanistan, which is now under the control of the militant Taliban group, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Afghanistan in focus: New challenges and opportunities

It seems that from being a direct colony of the world’s top superpower, Afghanistan will now be subject to competition for influence by other global powers. The post Afghanistan in focus: New challenges and opportunities appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Get online class ready with vivo V21 5G and V21e

It’s back to the daily grind for students as the new school year starts. This means they need a reliable device that will aid them in their online classes and ensure they are able to follow their lessons and learn without any difficulties. And as one of the leading smartphone brands globally, vivo ticks all […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Anti-Taliban forces massing north of Kabul: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that armed resistance to the Taliban is forming in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, led by deposed vice-president Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, the son of a slain anti-Taliban fighter. “The Taliban doesn’t control the whole territory of Afghanistan,” Lavrov told reporters at a press conference in Moscow following a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021