World update: November 14 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN At least 9 Afghan soldiers were killed in Maidan Wardak province and 3 Afghan police officers were killed in Takhar province late Tuesday in separate Taliban attacks. Meanwhile, at least 7000 Hazara are believed to have been displaced by recent Taliban advances in Ghazni province’s Jaghori and Malistan districts. They’ve gone either to… Continue reading World update: November 14 2018

Asia/Africa update: November 12 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN A suicide bomber killed at least six people on Monday outside a police checkpoint in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban is reportedly on the verge of overrunning the Jaghori district in Ghazni province, where its fighters have been engaged in days of violent fighting with Hazara militia fighters. On… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: November 12 2018

Asia/Africa update: October 12 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN US Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad did, as some had speculated, meet with Taliban representatives during his stop in Qatar on Friday. Nobody is saying what they talked about but presumably it was more talking about holding talks. Khalilzad is headed back to Kabul to brief the Afghan government before he returns to the… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: October 12 2018

Asia/Africa update: October 9 2018

ASIA ARMENIA Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has managed to convince the leader of a small party called Prosperous Armenia, plus several individual members of the opposition Republican Party, to agree to hold a snap election in December. This gives Pashinyan the election he’s wanted in order to build a genuine parliamentary majority and eases what… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: October 9 2018

Asia/Oceania/Africa update: September 15-16 2018

ASIA KASHMIR Indian soldiers killed five Kashmiri rebels in a gun battle on Saturday, then killed at least one Kashmiri civilian when they fired on a crowd of people gathered to protest those deaths. Meanwhile, Indian forces in Kashmir are facing a good deal of public anger as well as criticism from international human rights… Continue reading Asia/Oceania/Africa update: September 15-16 2018

World update: September 14 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN It was another violent night across Afghanistan as at least 37 people were killed in a series of Taliban attacks. One incident, in Farah province, left at least 29 police officers dead, while another in Samangan province saw at least six security officers killed. At least two civilians were reportedly killed by the Taliban… Continue reading World update: September 14 2018

World update: September 11 2018

This evening marks the Islamic New Year so Happy New Year to readers who are celebrating it. I’m going to be out a good chunk of the day so this early/condensed update will have to hold you until tomorrow. ASIA AFGHANISTAN At least 32 people were killed and another 120 wounded Tuesday when a suicide… Continue reading World update: September 11 2018