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Recent articles by Nomaan:

US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tan... → Read More

U.S., Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. → Read More

US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said China “continues to hinder the global investigation, resist sharing information and blame other countries, including the United States.” → Read More

US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

U.S. intelligence agencies are still divided on the origins of the coronavirus, but believe China’s leaders did not know about the virus before the start of the global pandemic → Read More

U.S. intelligence is still divided on the origins of coronavirus

U.S. intelligence agencies are divided on the origins of the coronavirus but believe China’s leaders did not know about the virus before the pandemic started. → Read More

White House Releases Declassified COVID-19 Origin Intelligence Report

Analysts could not say with much confidence how, exactly, the pandemic started. → Read More

US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies remain divided on the origins of the coronavirus but believe China's leaders did not know about the virus before the start of the global pandemic, according to results released Friday of a review ordered by President Joe Biden. → Read More

US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus in new report

U.S. intelligence remains divided on the origins of the coronavirus but believes China's leaders did not know about the virus before the pandemic. → Read More

US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

U.S. intelligence agencies remain divided on the origins of the coronavirus but believe China's leaders did not know about the virus before the start of the global pandemic, according to results released Friday of a review ordered by President Joe Biden. → Read More

US Intelligence Still Divided on Origins of Coronavirus

U.S. intelligence agencies are still divided on the origins of the coronavirus, but believe China’s leaders did not know about the virus before the start of... → Read More

Biden holds to Kabul Aug. 31 deadline despite criticism

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling concerns about Afghanistan's future and the fate of those racing to leave the country before the looming U.S. withdrawal. → Read More

Taliban insist on airlift deadline amid new report of abuses

The Taliban warned Tuesday that the U.S. airlift from Afghanistan must end Aug. 31, ramping up pressure on an already chaotic evacuation as new reports of rights abuses fueled concern about the fat… → Read More

CIA Head Meets Taliban Leader As Fears For Afghanistan Grow

The meeting represents an extraordinary moment for a CIA that for two decades targeted the Taliban in paramilitary operations. → Read More

U.S. must evacuate all its people from Afghanistan by Aug. 31, Taliban says

A Taliban spokesman said his group will accept "no extensions" to the deadline. He says life is returning to normal in the country but chaos at the airport remains a problem. → Read More

CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations plan to meet later in the day to discuss the airlift and the broader crisis. → Read More

CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul, an... → Read More

CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban's top political leader in Kabul amid the ongoing effort to evacuate people fleeing their takeover of Afghanistan, a U.S. official said → Read More

CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling concerns about Afghanistan's future and the fate of those racing to leave the country before the looming U.S. withdrawal. → Read More

US official says CIA director met Taliban leader in Kabul

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul amid the ongoing effort to evacuate people fleeing their takeover of Afghanistan, a U.S. official said Tuesday. William Burns’ visit Monday came ahead of a planned meeting among leaders from the Group of Seven nations about the crisis in Afghanistan and […] → Read More

G-7 grapples with Afghanistan, an afterthought not long ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months ago, the leaders of the world's seven major industrialized democracies met at the height of summer on England's southwest coast. It was a happy occasion: the first in-person summit of the Group of Seven nations in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic and the welcomed appearance of President Joe Biden and his "America is back" message on matters ranging from… → Read More