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Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost? Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost? Near the peak of the American war in Afghanistan, a former chief of neighboring Pakistan’s military intelligence — an institution allied both to the U.S. military and to its Taliban adversaries — came on a talk …

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Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, Visits Afghanistan

Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, Visits Afghanistan

Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, Visits Afghanistan Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, Visits Afghanistan Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, less than a day after President Biden formally announced plans to withdraw all remaining troops from the country by Sept. 11. The trip was intended to signal continued cooperation amid the major …

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Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China

Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China

Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China The United States and China do not agree on much nowadays, but on climate change both countries are publicly pledging to do more to fight global warming. The problem will be working together on it. On Thursday, President Biden’s climate envoy, John …

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In India, a Second Wave of Covid-19 Prompts a New Exodus

In India, a Second Wave of Covid-19 Prompts a New Exodus

In India, a Second Wave of Covid-19 Prompts a New Exodus In India, a Second Wave of Covid-19 Prompts a New Exodus NEW DELHI — As dawn broke over Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, Kaleem Ansari sat among a crowd of thousands outside the central rail station waiting for his train to pull in. Mr. Ansari, a factory worker, carried old …

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Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’

Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’

Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’ Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’ Mr. Bush opted not to publicly second-guess Mr. Biden’s decision. “As he has maintained since leaving office, President Bush will decline to comment on private phone calls or his successors,” said Freddy Ford, his …

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John Naisbitt, Business Guru and Author of ‘Megatrends,’ Dies at 92

John Naisbitt, Business Guru and Author of ‘Megatrends,’ Dies at 92

John Naisbitt, Business Guru and Author of ‘Megatrends,’ Dies at 92 John Naisbitt, Business Guru and Author of ‘Megatrends,’ Dies at 92 His marriage to Ms. Senior ended in divorce, as did his second, to Patricia Aburdene. Along with his daughter, he is survived by his third wife, Doris (Dinklage) Naisbitt; his sons James, David and John; another daughter, Nana …

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Here Are The Crucial Questions for Afghanistan as the US Withdraws Troops

Here Are The Crucial Questions for Afghanistan as the US Withdraws Troops

Here Are The Crucial Questions for Afghanistan as the US Withdraws Troops Here Are The Crucial Questions for Afghanistan as the US Withdraws Troops The reality of an imminent American withdrawal from Afghanistan differs from its long-anticipated likelihood. Already the anxiety engendered by this new certainty in the capital, Kabul, and other urban centers is making itself felt. Afghans’ fear …

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Afghans Wonder ‘What About Me?’ as American Troops Prepare to Withdraw

Afghans Wonder ‘What About Me?’ as American Troops Prepare to Withdraw

Afghans Wonder ‘What About Me?’ as American Troops Prepare to Withdraw Afghans Wonder ‘What About Me?’ as American Troops Prepare to Withdraw KABUL, Afghanistan — A female high school student in Kabul, Afghanistan’s war-scarred capital, is worried that she won’t be allowed to graduate. A pomegranate farmer in Kandahar wonders if his orchards will ever be clear of Taliban land …

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Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government on Tuesday introduced the final details of a push to drastically overhaul the city’s election system, including a proposal that would make it illegal to encourage voters to cast blank ballots or boycott elections. The …

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Biden to Withdraw Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Biden to Withdraw Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Biden to Withdraw Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11 Biden to Withdraw Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11 But Mr. Biden’s decision drew fire from Republicans. “This is a reckless and dangerous decision,” said Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Arbitrary deadlines would likely put our troops in danger, …

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