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NATO leaders to mull more troops for Afghanistan

NATO will soon consider Gen. John Nicholson’s request for deploying a few thousand more troops to Afghanistan, says the supreme allied commander for Europe. NATO’s chiefs of defense met in Brussels on Wednesday to assess the alliance’s current and future work and to float recommendations for their nations’ political leaders, …

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South Korea’s reaction to North’s ballistic missile launch

South Korea’s foreign ministry in a statement reacted to the recent ballistic missile launch by its rival North. 1. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted its fifth ballistic missile launch this year, on April 16, 2017. The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) condemns in the strongest …

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US party opposes Trump’s use of MOAB bomb in Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: A political party in the United States has declared opposition to Donald Trump administration’s use of the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb. “We stand opposed to acts of aggression, such as the MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Blast) Bomb the United States recently used on the Achin district of Afghanistan, which …

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Protesters slam ‘mother of all bombs’ during Washington rally

US protesters have staged a demonstration in the capital Washington to denounce last week’s use of the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan and other US military interventions around the world. The crowd gathered in front of the White House on Sunday, shouting slogans and carrying placards, as well as staging …

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Afghanistan not burning back: Mattis

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Tuesday that the Trump administration determination to defeat ISIS in Syria and latest policy towards North Korea is not meant Afghanistan is on the backburner. Responding to the queries of media reporters in Washington he said, “No, it is not. …

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