The Newsmakers

Afghanistan: Thousands Flee as Fighting Continues Between Taliban and Government

After the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, concerns that the Taliban will move its control to urban centres are increasing. Afghan civilians are being urged to evacuate the besieged capital of Helmand Province ahead of a planned army offensive against the Taliban there. At least 40 civilians were killed in the first 24 hours as the Taliban continued their ground assault against government forces in the southern city of Lashkar Gah. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has blamed the country's deteriorating security situation on what he sees as Washington's sudden decision to withdraw its troops. The declining security in the country is resulting in an increasing number of Afghan refugees and internally displaced people. Guests: Torek Farhadi Former Adviser to the Afghan Government Michael Kugelman Asia Program Deputy Director at The Wilson Centre Ashraf Haidari Afghanistan's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Greg Barton Professor of Global Islamic Politics at Deakin University

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Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

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The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

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US, UK, Australia Announce New Security Pact to Counter China

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

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Lebanon: Can New Government Tackle Economic Collapse?

Iran Agrees to Let International Observers Monitor Its Nuclear Facilities

Iran Agrees to Let International Observers Monitor Its Nuclear Facilities

20 Years Since Sept 11 Attacks and US Foreign Policy

20 Years Since Sept 11 Attacks and US Foreign Policy

Morocco Elections: Will Ruling PJD's Catastrophic Defeat Change Anything?

Morocco Elections: Will Ruling PJD's Catastrophic Defeat Change Anything?

Will the Newly Announced Taliban Government Get International Recognition?

Will the Newly Announced Taliban Government Get International Recognition?

Guinea: Military Coup Aims to End Corruption

Guinea: Military Coup Aims to End Corruption

Afghanistan: Taliban Claims Victory in Panjshir Province

Afghanistan: Taliban Claims Victory in Panjshir Province

PA-Egypt-Jordan Summit and The Two-State Solution

PA-Egypt-Jordan Summit and The Two-State Solution

Syria: Thousands Trapped After Assad's Forces Bombard Daraa

Syria: Thousands Trapped After Assad's Forces Bombard Daraa

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