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The world in 2022: Another year of living dangerously

On the brink of a new year, the world faces a daunting array of challenges: the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, the struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, humanitarian crises, mass migration, and trans-national terrorism. […]

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Most significant events in 2021

One good thing can be said about 2021: it wasn’t as tumultuous as 2020, which put in a claim to be the worst year ever. That, however, may be damning with faint praise. Yes, the […]

Asia

Woman now thought to be Afghanistan’s last Jew flees country

Jerusalem (TIP): For years, Zebulon Simentov branded himself as the “last Jew of Afghanistan,” the sole remnant of a centuries-old community. He charged reporters for interviews and held court in Kabul’s only remaining synagogue. He […]

United States

Top US generals recommended having 2,500 troops in Afghanistan; White House defends withdrawal

WASHINGTON, DC (TIP): Top American generals on Tuesday, September 28, told lawmakers that they had recommended having 2,500 troops in Afghanistan to which President Joe Biden disagreed. The White House, however, defended the presidential decision, […]

Breaking News

Drone strike against ISKP not the ‘last’ response, says Biden

We will continue to hunt down, says the U.S. President WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. President Joe Biden said that a retaliatory drone strike he ordered to be carried out against the Islamic State group’s affiliate in […]

Business & Economics

Afghanistan low on dollars with currency reserves stuck abroad

SINGAPORE (TIP): Afghanistan‘s currency reserves are mostly held in foreign accounts and are probably inaccessible to Taliban rulers, leaving the country desperately low on dollars, Ajmal Ahmady, who led the central bank until the capture […]

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Toppling of Ghani’s regime in Afghanistan and Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Statue in Pakistan

After recently reading the news item onhow the government of Afghanistan collapsed to Taliban onslaught with complete melt down of its defense forces, we are all in state of disbelief. Then followed the news of […]

World

Man injures 8 with axe in Sweden before being shot, arrested

Stockholm (TIP): A man armed with an axe attacked and injured eight people in a southern Swedish town Wednesday before being shot and arrested, police said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a possible terrorist motive […]

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Afghan women judges killed

Kabul (TIP): Unidentified gunmen killed two women judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of assassinations in Kabul and other cities while government and Taliban representatives have been […]

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Lloyd Austin is confirmed, becoming the first Black defense secretary in U.S. history

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Senate on Friday, January 22, confirmed Lloyd J. Austin III as defense secretary, filling a critical national security position in President Biden’s cabinet and elevating him as the first Black Pentagon chief. […]

World

Bolsonaro warns US-like political crisis could happen in Brazil

Brasilia (TIP): Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the lack of trust in the vote count in the US election led to Wednesday’s mob attack on Congress and warned that the same could happen […]

World

Iran bans Covid-19 vaccines from US, UK

Dubai (TIP): Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday banned Iran from importing of American Pfizer-BioNTech and Britain’s AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines. “The import of US and British vaccines into the country is forbidden. I have […]

Asia

China holds COVID-19 vice-ministerial meeting with Pakistan, Bangla, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Beijing (TIP): China has hosted a vice-ministerial-level meeting with Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka on controlling the COVID-19, expanding its first such meeting held in July involving Islamabad, Kathmandu and Kabul. Chinese Vice Foreign […]

Opinions

Biden likely to give India more strategic space

Biden has said that he would constitute a united front of the US, its allies and partners to ‘confront China’s abusive behavior and human rights violations’ and ‘place US back at the head of the […]

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Pakistani army: Militant fire from Afghanistan kills soldier

Peshawar (TIP): Militant gunfire from across the border with Afghanistan on Tuesday killed a Pakistani soldier and wounded two others, Pakistan’s military said, the latest in militant attacks on troops in the region. The attack […]

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Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight […]

India

India and U.S. resolve to work through their trade differences

NEW DELHI (TIP): India and the U.S. resolved to “work through” their differences which have led to an impasse on trade issues as External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar hosted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

United States

Afghani Sikh and Hindu Community pay tribute to their brethren slain in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Consul General in New York Abdul Satar Haqbin mourns with community HICKSVILLE, NY(TIP): The gory incident of the slaying of 19 Sikh and Hindu community leaders in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on July 1 came alive […]

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Stay, Afghanistan needs you…

Filled with remorse, an anguished Afghan hopes Sikhs, Hindus won’t flee what’s their home too “I am not certain if the community can tolerate more pain, but we don’t want them to forget that they […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

ISIS claims suicide bomb attack on Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

KABUL(TIP): ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on July 1 that killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus. The bomber targeted a delegation from the minority communities as […]

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Can the 3 Ms save Iran deal?

By Arun Kumar The Macron-Merkel-May trio hopes to bear upon Trump to keep pact “Besides the Europeans, the looming May 12 deadline also has India worried, as since the end of sanctions, it has greatly […]

India

Joint Secretary Vinay Kumar appointed India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI(TIP) : Senior diplomat Vinay Kumar has been appointed as India‘s ambassador to strategically key Afghanistan. He will replace Manpreet Vohra in Kabul. Kumar, a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as Joint Secretary […]

Pakistan

Pakistan says ready for mediation between Afghanistan govt and Taliban

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan on March 1 said it was ready for mediation between the Afghan government and the Taliban as it extended support to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s political process in the war-torn country. Speaking at the second Kabul Process conference, […]