Middle East

  • Reuters: Google Shuts Down Afghan Government Accounts
    Reuters-_google_shuts_down_afghan_government_accounts 2021-09-04 05:30:49 UTC
    WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners. In the weeks since ...

  • What to wear and How To Dress According To Your Body Type - Style Guides
    What_to_wear_and_how_to_dress_according_to_your_body_type_-_style_guides 2021-09-02 20:40:24 UTC
    Parties are often preceded by fun questions, like what to give? Who to bring? When to arrive? And, crucially, what to wear? Most of us don’t just happen to have a floor-length silk gown or a tailcoat hanging around in our closet, waiting for the day our Met Gala invite finally arrives. But wou...

  • U.S. Strike Blew Up Multiple ISIS-K Suicide Bombers in Kabul
    U.s._strike_blew_up_multiple_isis-k_suicide_bombers_in_kabul 2021-08-29 17:24:50 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said. The strike came just two...

  • Biden Considers Other Options if Iran Nuke Diplomacy Fails
    Biden_pressures_israel_to_end_war_with_palestinians 2021-08-28 05:06:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday that diplomacy was his first option, but he would consider other options if his effort to revive the Iran nuclear deal fails. Biden made the comments as the two sat down for their first face-to-face mee...

  • US Launches Air Strike Targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan
    Us_president_joe_biden_us_launches_air_strike_targeting_isis-k_in_afghanistan 2021-08-28 03:05:16 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden’s promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate Saturday. The strike came amid what the White House ...

  • Who Are Islamic State Affiliate Khorasan?
    Who_are_islamic_state_affiliate_khorasan_ 2021-08-27 16:30:39 UTC
    The bombings at Kabul airport show central Asia's Islamic State affiliate, IS-K, is a major security threat in Afghanistan and globally. The group has a record of lethal attacks and finds the Taliban too moderate. What many had feared happened on Thursday: Scores of people were killed in sever...

  • Kabul's Airport Hits by Explosions, Dozens of Civilians and 13 U.S. Troops Killed
    Kabul's_airport_hits_by_explosions__dozens_of_civilians_and_12_u.s._troops_killed 2021-08-27 06:24:25 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. At least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members ...

  • Gaza's Uncertain Future
    Gaza's_uncertain_future 2021-08-25 06:53:12 UTC
    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — The electricity is out again tonight in what’s left of Zaki and Jawaher Nassir’s neighborhood. But from the shell of their sitting room, its wall blown open by Israeli missiles, twilight and a neighbor’s fire are enough to see by. Here, down a narrow lane called ...

  • Afghanistan War Ends with A Humiliating Fiasco
    Fiasco-_a_humiliating_end_of_afghanistan_war 2021-08-19 04:22:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The warnings were clear: The Afghan government would likely fall once U.S. troops pulled out. But intelligence agencies and ultimately President Joe Biden missed how quickly it would happen, losing weeks that could have been used for evacuations and spurring a foreign policy cri...

  • Taliban Vows to Respect Women’s Rights
    Taliban_vows_to_respect_women%e2%80%99s_rights 2021-08-17 19:31:33 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population. Following <a href="https://www.glob...

  • US Political Collapse in Afghanistan: Taliban Seize Power
    Taliban_seize_power_amid_us_political_collapse_in_afghanistan 2021-08-15 19:59:51 UTC
    KABUL — It is simply dizzying the speed at which events are unfolding – earlier this week US officials were cautioning that it would be months before Kabul might fall. It’s turned out to be days. Extraordinary scenes of Afghanistan's military fleeing to Iran with advanced equipment, likely su...

  • Taliban in Kabul: Afghan President Flees
    Taliban_in_kabul-_afghan_president_flees 2021-08-15 19:59:18 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan. The Taliban, who for hours had been o...

  • Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
    Get_answers_to_common_questions_about_group_health_insurance 2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC
    Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for bu...

  • U.S. Government Prepares for a Potential Guantanamo Shutdown
    Us_government_is_preparing_for_a_potential_guantanamo_shutdown 2021-07-19 17:50:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who’d been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facili...

  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    U.s._takes_down_a_range_of_iran%e2%80%99s_state-linked_news_websites_ 2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...

  • The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
    Ebrahim_raisi_-_the_butcher_of_tehran_is_the_new_president_of_iran 2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
    Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The electio...

  • Cosmic Show:Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides with a Supermoon
    Cosmic_show-total_lunar_eclipse_coincides_with_a_supermoon 2021-05-25 03:33:57 UTC
    <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) &mdash; The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.</p><p>This super &ldquo;blood&rdquo; moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific &mdash; offering the best viewing &mdash; as well as the w...

  • Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
    Biden_pressures_israel_to_end_war_with_palestinians 2021-05-19 19:00:45 UTC
    <p>President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end <a href="https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9b59e6d675531576e819b6b948eba99d">the war with the Palestinians&nbsp;</a>that has killed more than 200 people, tell...

  • US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
    Us_president_joe_biden_calls_ottoman_empire_massacre_of_armenians_a_genocide_ 2021-04-24 18:33:40 UTC
    The systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear ...

  • Key Witness: Netanyahu Forces Media to Flatter His Family, Smear His Opponents
    Key_witness-_netanyahu_forces_media_to_flatter_his_family__smear_his_opponents 2021-04-05 22:28:42 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as Netanyahu’s chances of securing ano...

  • Saudi Arabia Offers a Ceasefire Proposal to Yemen’s Houthi Rebels
    Saudi_arabia_offers_a_ceasefire_proposal_to_yemen%e2%80%99s_houthi_rebels 2021-03-22 21:39:04 UTC
    <p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) &mdash; Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen&rsquo;s Houthi rebels that includes reopening their country&rsquo;s main airport, the kingdom&rsquo;s latest attempt to halt years of fighting in a war that has sparked the world&rsquo;s wors...

  • Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
    Domain_of_biden-_withdrawal_of_us_troops_from_afghanistan 2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chanc...

  • COVID-19: How Political Leaders Functioned as Superspreaders
    Covid-19-_how_political_leaders_functioned_as_superspreaders 2021-02-15 21:57:57 UTC
    <p>Publisher: <a href="https://www.glogat.com/fb_4142805249079952">Poone Bakhtiary</a></p><p><img src="https://glogatmedia.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/storage/uploads/blogs/preview/_700_8d8f6bfabac3a62373d55c32f68689fc.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dii"></p><h2>Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China t...

  • Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
    Iran%e2%80%99s_fm_zarif_urges_us_to_act_fast_to_return_to_nuclear_deal 2021-02-07 06:31:20 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister urged Washington to act fast to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by parliament forces the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21. Mohammad Javad Zarif also referred to e...

  • US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
    Us_ends_support_of_five-year_saudi-led_military_offensive_in_yemen 2021-02-05 19:06:48 UTC
    President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human r...