Squid Game, the Eternals, Afghanistan, here are the top searches of 2021

Like every year, Google lists the most popular terms on its search engine. In 2021, Squid Game and the Eternets topped the rankings on the entertainment side. The Covid-19 is of course present, but it is overtaken by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. Alec Baldwin is the most sought after personality. Credit: Unsplash It is … Read more

Afghanistan under the gaze of Shahrbanoo Sadat, filmmaker “with naive optimism”

A scene from the film “The Orphanage” by Shahrbanoo Sadat. RED DISTRIBUTION Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat set the first scene of The orphanage, his second film, released in 2019 and selected in Cannes for the Directors’ Fortnight. In front of the giant screen, the hero, a young teenager dressed in a time-worn T-shirt, is ecstatic … Read more

Taliban want EU help to keep Afghanistan airports running

The entrance to Kabul International Airport, September 5, 2021. WANA NEWS AGENCY / VIA REUTERS The Taliban have asked for help from the European Union (EU) to keep Afghan airports functioning during talks this weekend in Doha, where they pledged to allow the departure of those who wish, the Taliban said. ‘EU Sunday 28 November. … Read more

After Venom 2, Tom Hardy Joins Channing Tatum For Afghanistan War Movie

Actors Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum will star together in a war film inspired by events in Afghanistan earlier this year. While they were supposed to be the two headliners of the action movie Triple Frontier – when the project was still called Sleeping Dogs and was headed by Paramount – Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 … Read more

How Germany can reduce illegal migration via Belarus

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NATO displays unity despite divisions over Afghanistan and European defense

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference on the second day of the Alliance Defense Ministers’ meeting on 22 October in Brussels. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP NATO is not very keen on internal debates and above all it had to give the impression of quickly turning the page, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 … Read more

In Afghanistan, the Taliban must keep their commitments to be recognized abroad, warns Moscow

The Russian President’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov shakes hands with member of the Taliban delegation, Shahabuddin Delawar, during the Afghanistan talks in Moscow on October 20, 2021. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO / AFP At the end of the international talks on Afghanistan, organized in Moscow on Wednesday, October 20, the Russian envoy warned the Taliban … Read more

Without contact with Kabul, the embassy of Afghanistan in Washington in self-management

WASHINGTON LETTER The pre-Taliban Afghanistan flag in front of the country’s embassy in Washington, August 16, 2021. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES /AFP Poor flag: who will mend it? It floats in the courtyard of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, but cannot hide its tears. Since the Taliban took control of the country in … Read more

In Afghanistan, the increase in attacks casts doubt on the Taliban’s ability to guarantee security on their territory

In Kandahar after a suicide attack that hit the Shiite Fatemieh mosque on October 15, 2021. JAVED TANVEER / AFP The weekly day of great prayer, considered in the Muslim world as a moment of peace, again experienced the worst violence in Afghanistan on Friday, October 15. More than 40 people were killed and more … Read more

A new explosion in a mosque in Afghanistan leaves several dead

(CNN) — The dead after a suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque in Kandahar amounted to at least 32, while 68 are wounded, according to the government Bakhtar news agency. “Officials from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Kandahar have said 32 people were killed and more than 68 injured after three consecutive explosions occurred … Read more