Tag: Afghanistan

SPORTS

Preview Of Group Two In The T-20 World Cup

Having assessed the outcome of the potential teams in Group 1, it still doesn’t mean Group 2 will be any easier to survive. Group 2 will see 3 Asian teams square off, including tournament favorites India, their rival’s Pakistan, and the ever-improving Afghanistan. The group is completed with the under-the-radar Kiwis as well as likely minnows Ireland and Scotland. In […]

NEWS

Taliban — Cut Your Beard At Your Own Risk

The Taliban have up the ante in its new rules in Afghanistan. The newly formed government has banned men from cutting or shaving their beards. The leaders reportedly view this as a breach of Islamic law. Anyone violating the rule will be punished, Taliban religious police reportedly said. The new rule has forced a slowdown in business for salon operators. […]

POLITICS

Former President Trump Blows Trumpet On Afghanistan

According to a press report, Former President Trump has argued that the U.S. should not play nice with the Taliban. He said the U.S. should respond with “unequivocal Military force” if the Taliban refuses to return the billions of dollars worth of military equipment that was left behind in Afghanistan or “at least bomb the hell out of” the hardware. […]

EDITORIAL

Did The U.S. Get Played By The Afghan Government?

The U.S., in trying to sell democracy around the globe has been generous to a fault, some would say. The country’s foreign assistance is said to support global peace, security, and development efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis. According to the Congressional Research Service, foreign aid for the fiscal year 2016, 42% was spent on long-term development, […]

NEWS

U.K. — No Plan To Stay In Afghanistan After U.S. Exit

According to a press report, the U.K. has no plan of staying in Afghanistan and will exit the country at the same time as the U.S. The U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said, “When they [the U.S.] withdraw that will take away the framework… we will have to go as well,” he said. “I don’t think there is any likelihood […]

NEWS

The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]

NEWS

The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]

NEWS

President Trump Meets Troops

President Trump paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with U.S. troops. The President expressed gratitude to the troops for their tremendous sacrifice and significant service to both the U.S. and Afghanistan. During the visit, the President met with Afghanistan leader President Ashraf Ghani, posed for photos, and served turkey to the troops. It was President […]

SPORTS

Former Aussie Captain ‘Big Up’ Windies’ Wicketkeeper/Batsman

Nicholas Pooran, the Windies rising star wicketkeeper/batsman, has been widely criticized for cheating against Afghanistan in their three-match T20I series. The ace Windies player was handed four suspension points after admitting breaching level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the 3rd ODI match against Afghanistan. Pooran was charged with violating Article 2.14 […]

SPORTS

Windies Seeks To Recapture Glory With Newly Minted Squads

Rally, rally round the West Indies Now and forever Rally, rally round the West Indies Never say never Pretty soon the runs are going to flow like water Bringing so much joy to every son and daughter Say we’re going to rise again like a raging fire As the sun shines you know we gonna take it higher Rally, rally […]