Latest in Tag: Afghanistan Highlight

Latest in Tag: Afghanistan

Serious possibility of complete economic collapse in Afghanistan: UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that the possibility of a complete economic collapse in Afghanistan is “serious.” Guterres was here in Geneva on Monday to convene a high-level ministerial meeting on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. He highlighted the acute and urgent need for funding support and action in the country. “The …


Opinion| Refugee crisis between humanity and the evasion of responsibility

The recent events in Afghanistan have triggered the refugee crisis once again, more ferocious than ever. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 3.5 million people are currently displaced from Afghanistan due to the deteriorating security situation in the country.  This staggering number raises the fear of countries neighbouring Afghanistan, especially …

Marwa El- Shinawy

US withdrawal from Afghanistan disappointment to allies: former intelligence officer

US withdrawal disappointment to allies: former intelligence officer

The US’ withdrawal of troops has disappointed its European allies, former diplomat and intelligence officer David F. Gordon has told Xinhua. “There is definitely concern here among US allies. The Europeans are very upset about this because none of the moves around Afghanistan that Biden made were undertaken in consultation with the Europeans, the Europeans …



Opinion| Taliban gangs rule Afghanistan

The collapse of the Afghan government at the hands of the Taliban gangs leading to the fall of Kabul reminded me of the fall of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, at the hands of US forces nearly 20 years ago. Both events were broadcast exclusively by the Qatari Al-Jazeera TV network, with no mention about how …

Dr. Hatem Sadek

UN chief calls for efforts to uphold human rights in Afghanistan, stem terrorism

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for efforts to uphold human rights in Afghanistan and to prevent the country from again becoming a safe haven for terrorist organizations.    Speaking at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Afghanistan as the Taliban are retaking the capital city of Kabul, Guterres called …


UK parliament to be recalled next week over situation in Afghanistan

British parliament will be recalled on Wednesday from their summer recess to debate the British government’s response to the situation in Afghanistan as Taliban members are poised to enter the Afghan capital, the British House of Commons confirmed on Sunday.    Members of the parliament will return to Westminster for a session from 9:30 a.m. …


Opinion| Fall of Afghanistan

In fact, I do not know whether the American withdrawal took place under the pretext that it does not want its forces to remain fighting forever there, or is it the kiss of life for the center of political and jihadist Islam, which has been faltering since the Egyptian revolution on 30 June 2013, which removed the Brotherhood from ruling Egypt.

Dr. Hatem Sadek