Afghanistan seeks emergency medical supplies for earthquake survivors

Reuters 06/24/2022

KABUL — Afghanistan does not have enough medical supplies to treat the injured from an earthquake that killed 1,000 people, a senior official said Friday, as authorities ended the search for survivors in remote southeastern mountains. About…

Heartbreak and shock at Afghan quake hospital

Agence France Presse 06/23/2022

SHARAN, Afghanistan—Bibi Hawa’s face is distorted by tears as she tries to grasp her predicament from a hospital bed in Sharan, capital of Afghanistan’s Paktika province. At least a dozen members of her family were among over 1,000…

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000, toll expected to rise

Reuters 06/23/2022

KABUL  – The death toll from an earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday hit 1,000, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Houses were…

Ukraine: What is Putin’s endgame?

Hermenegildo C. Cruz - @inquirerdotnet 03/12/2022

  Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine raises questions on his real goal: Does he intend to occupy Ukraine? Or is this just an incursion like China did in Vietnam in 1979 “to teach the Vietnamese…

9/11

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2021

There’s something about commemorative dates that reduce wars to a flash attack, quick and brutal. Think of the US atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945). The Japanese attack on Pearl…

US completes withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan

Reuters 08/31/2021

The United States completed the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Monday, after a chaotic evacuation of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies to close out US involvement there after 20 years of…

Make the comparison

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 08/26/2021

We complain: Government was too slow to respond to the COVID-19 threat, and how it’s been handled has been questioned, particularly some of the strange ad hoc decisions of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of…

Lessons from Afghanistan

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2021

One wonders which is worse for a developing country with no economic or military muscle: to be consigned to the margins of global affairs, or to serve as a recurrent battleground of rival world powers. Throughout its…

49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s…

Biden’s strategic purpose

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 08/20/2021

The world is flogging US President Joe Biden for breaking up with Afghanistan on a Post-it note. That the United States was going to leave and pull out all its troops in mid-2021 was already agreed upon…

WATCH: Afghan film director recounts escape from Kabul

Reuters 08/19/2021

KYIV — Sahraa Karimi had been waiting in line for nearly three hours to withdraw money from a bank in Kabul on Sunday when the bank manager came over and urged her to leave, with the sound…

Chaos, desperation at Kabul airport as Biden defends withdrawal from Afghanistan

Reuters 08/17/2021

KABUL — Thousands of people desperate to flee Afghanistan thronged Kabul’s airport on Monday after the Taliban seized the capital, prompting the United States to pause evacuations, as President Joe Biden confronted mounting criticism over the U.S.…

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