Media Watch

'19Jan
29

U.S. sees contours of peace accord with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, a U.S. special envoy said on Monday, but there was no...
'19Jan
29

Pentagon and NATO chiefs say Taliban talks have been 'encouraging'

Top U.S. and NATO defense officials are encouraged by the recently concluded U.S. talks with the Taliban that could lead to a peace settlement in Afghanistan and the possible withdrawal of American troops. The...
'19Jan
28

Ghani reassures Afghans as US envoy reports progress on Taliban talks

"Our commitment is to provide peace and to prevent any possible disaster," said Ghani in an address to the nation Monday. "There are values that are not disputable, such as national unity, national sovereignty and...
'19Jan
28

US framework deal with Taliban raises hope of Afghan peace

US and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a deal that could pave the way for peace talks in Kabul and ultimately the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, raising hopes of a...
'19Jan
28

US framework deal with Taliban raises hope of Afghan peace

US and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a deal that could pave the way for peace talks in Kabul and ultimately the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, raising hopes of a...
'19Jan
28

Duterte visits site of fatal bombings, Abu Sayyaf suspected

MALACANANG PALACE VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, condoled with relatives of bombing victims during his visit Monday, a day after two bombs...
'19Jan
28

U.S. doesn't seek permanent Afghan military presence: official

KABUL (Reuters) - A senior U.S. government official, speaking after six days of U.S. peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, said on Monday that Washington was committed to withdrawing foreign forces from...
'19Jan
28

The U.S. military's lost wars

One of the finest military memoirs of any generation is Defeat Into Victory, British Field Marshal Sir William Slim’s perceptive account of World War II’s torturous Burma campaign, which ended in a resounding...
'19Jan
28

Migrants are being paid thousands of dollars to return home

KABUL, Afghanistan — A wave of anxiety washed over Mohammad Farooq Niazi as the plane touched down in his homeland."I missed my country," he said, recalling his mindset on the day he returned to Afghanistan after...
'19Jan
28

Explainer: Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf...

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