Afghanistan-In-Focus

Afghanistan in Focus: Decline of US Hegemony and the emergence of the multipolar world order – An Introduction

The strategic location of Afghanistan at the foot of the Hindu Kush and being the entry point that connects Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East together, has meant the country has always been the centre of imperial conquest and rivalry. Despite many great empires reaching Afghanistan, including the Persians, Greeks, British, Russians and Americans, all have struggled or failed to subjugate the Afghans, giving the country a fierce reputation as being “unconquerable.“

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PRESIDENT ERDOGAN SPEAKS TO PM KHAN

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called Prime Minister Imran Khan via telephone and discussed matters related to bilateral relations and regional issues with him. PM Imran Khan briefed the Turkish president of the current situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. They also discussed the Afghan crisis. Pakistani PM assured Erdogan of his full support for peace […]

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PM BORIS JOHNSON RESHUFFLES CABINET

Newly elected British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has begun reshuffling of the cabinet by forcing some Ministers to resign and by sacking others. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt resigned after Johnson offered him a new role. According to a local British newspaper, Johnson has “executed the bloodiest reshuffle ever seen to build a war Cabinet to […]

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EMPEROR AKIHITO TO ABDICATE THRONE ON TUESDAY

Japanese Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate his throne. The emperor will step down during ceremonies at the Imperial Palace.  Akihito’s son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne, marking a new era. The 85-year-old was given legal permission to abdicate when he asked to be excused from his duties due to old age […]

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EGYPTIANS APPROVE EXTENSION TO EL-SISI’S RULE

Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed constitutional amendments in a three-day referendum. The amendments have paved the way for President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to stay in power possibly til 2030. Egypt’s Election Commission said that 44 percent Egyptians turned out to vote in the referendum. It said that 88.8 percent endorsed the changes in the constitution. Egyptian parliament approved […]

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CONGRESS PRESIDENT GANDHI FACES 1ST ELECTORAL TEST OUTSIDE U.P

Congress President Rahul Gandhi faces his first electoral test outside his home state of Uttar Pradesh today as Indians vote in the third phase of general elections. Gandhi is contesting a constituency in southern Kerala state. Polling is underway in 116 constituencies of 15 states and union territories in this phase of the month-long elections. […]

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EGYPTIAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO EXTEND SISI’S RULE

The parliament has approved constitutional amendments to prolong the rule of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi up to 2030. The amendments will allow President Sisi to extend his current term by two years and stand for another six-year mandate. Egypt’s MPs also backed other constitutional changes that includes granting President Sisi more control over the judiciary. […]

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