World update: March 2-3 2019

ASIA AFGHANISTAN The Taliban launched another attack on Camp Shorab in Helmand province on Friday night, killing at least 23 Afghan soldiers in an engagement that lasted into Saturday evening. At least 22 Taliban fighters were reportedly killed. In a separate attack in Sar-e Pol province on Saturday, the Taliban killed at least nine Afghan … Continue reading World update: March 2-3 2019


Asia/Africa update: February 28 2019

AFGHANISTANA group of Taliban fighters attacked a police outpost in Balkh province on Thursday, killing five police officers in what Afghan officials described as a five hour battle. US Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad described this week's meetings in Doha between his team and Taliban representatives as "productive" via Twitter on Thursday. The two sides reportedly … Continue reading Asia/Africa update: February 28 2019

Asia/Africa update: February 25 2019

ASIA KAZAKHSTANKazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed a new prime minister on Monday--Askar Mamin, who had previously served as first deputy PM. Nazarbayev forced the resignation of his entire cabinet last week, citing its economic policy failures. KASHMIRIndia and Pakistan are both mobilizing their forces in Kashmir, and Kashmiris living along the Line of Control are … Continue reading Asia/Africa update: February 25 2019