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Twenty years on from 9/11, a grim new era of terror approaches

  • Violence breeds violence. The terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, still reverberate today, as suicide bombs detonate in Kabul and yet more people fall victim to unimaginable evil. The events of 9/11 did not emerge from nowhere. We were forewarned by Al-Qaeda’s embassy bombings in East Africa ju...
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The horrors emerging from Afghanistan are only just beginning

  • The Taliban may have been fighting to regain power for the past 20 years, but having lost most of those who misgoverned Afghanistan the last time around, their cave-dwelling leadership has no idea what to do with a victory that surprised them more than it surprised the outside world. These are ...
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Nasrallah gloats over US defeat while turning Lebanon into Afghanistan

  • What alternative reality is Hassan Nasrallah living in? Lebanon is going up in flames, yet the Hezbollah leader ignites new fires every time he opens his mouth.  Nasrallah drapes himself in the robes of national savior for bringing ships full of Iranian...
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Not naivety, but stupidity … Daesh will profit from Taliban triumph

  • Generals and diplomats told their leaders exactly what would happen after Western forces abandoned their posts in Afghanistan — and here we are, watching cities topple one by one and jihadists from around the world rushing to embrace their new caliphate, joining thousands of foreign fighters al...
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Fanatics in Iran and Israel goad each other toward war

  • In an incident the likes of which we’ve rarely seen before, Hezbollah personnel — fresh from launching rocket attacks into Israel — were intercepted at the weekend by enraged Druze villagers and taken into custody. Humiliatingly for Hezbollah, images of its top-secret rocket launcher — impounde...
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A year after Beirut port atrocity, time for a new sovereign Lebanon

  • Over 200 people died in the Beirut port explosion on Aug. 4 last year. The survivors, too, have been abandoned to slow, torturous deaths from hunger, poverty, lack of medicine and the political turmoil yet to come. People lost everything that day; their families, their health, their possessions...
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Vultures circle over Kabul as America retreats

  • When President Joe Biden announced the US withdrawal from Afghanistan this year, few predicted that the Taliban would acquire vast areas of additional territories so rapidly. According to conservative estimates, a third of Afghan districts are now in Taliban hands and they claim to be in contro...
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Lebanon is bleeding, its children left to die

  • Four-year-old Mila Moussa had been receiving chemotherapy for leukaemia and already had a dangerously weakened immune system when she fell ill. The desperate family and doctors phoned dozens of hospitals, but received the same answer: No beds were available. When they eventually found an av...
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Tehran’s militia thugs outgun the Iraqi state … again

  • The Iraqi state has once again proved its impotence in the face of Tehran-backed paramilitaries. The Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi militia confederation went on the rampage last week after a powerful militia leader, Qassim Muslih, was detained on charges of plotting assassinations and murdering protesters...
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Rethink this betrayal of Afghan women before it’s too late

  • Only last month, video footage was circulated of an Afghan woman screaming for mercy as she received 40 lashes, meted out in rapid succession by two men. Her crime — judged by a rural Taliban court — was “immoral relations,” after allegedly talking to a man on a phone. Taliban courts have han...
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