Washington seems interested in using Russian military bases in Central Asia to oversee terrorist threats, particularly the ones emerging from Afghanistan.
Federal Bureau of Investigation releases first document related to its probe of 9/11 attacks on US and suspected Saudi support for hijackers, following an order by President Joe Biden.
America’s prestige has been irreparably tarnished, its credentials diminished, and is now in global retreat as hungry powers rise to challenge it. It only has itself to blame.
The Saudi embassy to Washington released a statement on Wednesday, to call on publicising all classified documents about the 9/11 terrorist attack from the US authorities.
Money, design and tenancy drag out construction at the 9/11 site that honours the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks, with two planned skyscrapers, a performing arts centre and a church still unfinished.
The order is a significant moment in a years-long tussle between the government and the families over what classified information about the run-up to the attacks could be made public.
Washington wants to wrap up operations at Kabul airport by August 31 under a deal with Taliban but allies fear the move risks abandoning Afghans who worked with western governments.
Islam was thrust into the Western public imagination nearly fifty years ago starting with the OPEC oil embargo, and Islamophobia has grown since in three distinct phases.
The failure of US-led forces to address grassroots issues and the absence of a strong Afghan government has led to the resurgence of the Taliban, experts say.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
"Although we (Taliban) have the upper hand on the battlefield, we are very serious about talks and dialogue," a spokesperson of the Afghan insurgent group tells Reuters.
What Afghans need is for the US to be a responsible partner and stop adding fuel to the fire by foretelling the collapse of the Afghan government after announcing troop withdrawal.
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