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How the Taliban’s Win Benefits China’s Belt and Road

Communist China has made no great secret of its lust for Afghanistan’s natural resources, or its belief that the Taliban conquest will bring a gruesome stability to that fractious and tribal nation. If the budding partnership between Beijing and the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” holds up, it could have long-term ramifications for China’s colonialist Belt…

U.N. Security Council Politely Requests Taliban Respect Human Rights

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on Monday – without support from Russia and China – requesting that Taliban terrorists respect human rights in Afghanistan. The U.N. has not published the full text of the resolution at press time, but media organizations privy to the text have reported that it presents the Taliban…

Pakistani Military Opens Fire on Afghan Refugees at Border, Kills 6

***Warning — Graphic Content*** Pakistani troops opened fire on a group of Afghan civilians attempting to cross into Pakistan from Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least six people, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. The incident reportedly occurred at the Torkham border crossing, a major trade and travel corridor linking Afghanistan and Pakistan. Torkham is the name…

Why the Afghan Army lost Kabul: interview with Dr. Iram Khalid

Why the Afghan Army lost Kabul: interview with Dr. Iram Khalid Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Taliban celebrated Afghanistan’s Independence Day, declaring it had beaten “the arrogant of power of the world” in the United States. The group swept across Afghanistan this month, seizing control of Afghanistan following the collapse of the US-backed…

Report: Islamist Pakistan Is Helping China’s Uyghur Genocide

Pakistan has played a critical role over many years in helping China suppress the Uyghur expat community within its borders, according to an August report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs. Beijing is currently orchestrating a genocide against the ethnic group in its northwestern Xinjiang province.…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Landslide In Pakistan?

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows a landslide that occurred in Pakistan. Verdict: False The video shows a July 25 landslide in India. Fact Check: The roughly one-minute video depicts rocky debris tumbling rapidly down the side of a mountain. At one point, a boulder hits a nearby bridge, causing it to break in…

Pakistan: Bomb Kills Six at Pro-Palestinian Rally

A bomb blast killed at least six people and injured 14 more at a pro-Palestinian rally in southwest Pakistan’s Balochistan province Friday, local government officials said. A regional police chief in Balochistan named Jafar Khan told Reuters by telephone on May 21 that a “motorcycle bomb,” presumably an improvised explosive device (IED) placed on a…

Report: At Least 6,500 Migrant Workers Have Died in Qatar Prior to World Cup

At least 6,500 South Asian migrant workers died in Qatar from 2011-2020, the Guardian reported Tuesday, citing government data from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Qatar. The report suggests allegedly lax safety protocols surrounding Qatar’s construction of new stadiums and infrastructure as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup were the cause of…

China’s Army Joins Pakistan for Military Exercises with Warplanes, Troops

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) dispatched fighter jets and soldiers to a Pakistani airbase near the Indian border on Monday for a bilateral drill aimed at preparing both China and Pakistan’s militaries for “actual combat,” the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday. “The Chinese air force’s troops set off on December 7 for the Pakistani Air Force’s…
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China Arms Pakistan With ‘Advanced Warships’ As Threats Of Nuclear War With India Escalate

When the Trump administration withheld billions of dollars in security aid to Pakistan in 2018, the logic then was that the Pakistani military would be forced to form greater ties with the US and surrounding allies to reclaim lost aid.  Fast forward today, the new reality, Pakistan abandoned the West and its allies for China.  Pakistan quickly bolstered ties with…

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